Tuesday, June 2, 2020
When left is not right.
The "left" always thinks of itself as superior, so when things like racism pops up, the people who consider themselves "left" or "progressive", don't feel that they have anything to learn. They make jokes or sneer at people on the "right" or the "conservative" type people. However the asshats on the left better hold up a mirror when they are looking for racism.
Last night was a perfect example, the talk show host Stephen Colbert was ranting against trump and talking about racism. Then in the next sentence he makes a joke which implies that all Jamaicans are bong using pot smokers. WHAT THE FFFK! Great there Colbert you freaking asswipe, just go with a racist stereotype while trying to lecture us about racism. Then he went on to imply in a joke that Germans were still Nazis, a part of their past they feel great shame over. A country that rescued a million refugees over the last couple of years. Compare that to the U.S. where people have been fleeing by the thousands to Canada because of their government. No Mr Colbert, you have your geography wrong, the Nazis are in your country, not Germany, in fact the white supremacists elected a leader there. It's why your cities are burning at this moment.
Same with our Prime Minister, he has jumped right into this topic of racism. He feels this is his moment to shine because he is a "progressive". Unfortunately he has been caught "many" times dressing up in blackface. He felt that he had the right to do it because he was on the left of the political spectrum. I as a farmer's son growing up in the middle of white people nowhere land, surrounded by cows, know that blackface is a very hurtful thing which should never be done. It means the "N" word basically and is just a really low class thing to do. Of course the Prime Minister apologized but my view is he apologized for getting caught doing it and not for actually doing it. My beef with him is he bragged about taking diversity courses in university... and yet he still felt it was okay to do it.
Words matter, ideas matter, actions matter so it's important to chose your words, ideas and actions more carefully. You can't say that you are not racist because it's "totally different" when you tell a racist joke compared to a right-winger telling a racist joke. People need to look inward, start there and work your way out. A racist joke perpetuates the stereotype of the race being laughed at. A truly progressive person would know that.