OK, so now we have an uproar over a political cartoon in the NY Post.Â If you haven’t seen it, it shows a chimp laying dead on the ground, having been shot by a cop.Â Two cops are standing there; one says something to the effect of “Now they’ll have to find someone else to write the next economic stimulus package”.
I have seen the cartoon.Â It’s about as funny or un-funny as most; it very clearly uses a current story (pet chimp goes nuts, has to be killed) to illustrate the fact that the economic stimulus package recently pawned off on the US taxpayer could easily have been written by a demented chimp.
Of course now we have Al Sharpton and the rest of the usual band of jackasses claiming that this is somehow a racial attack on Saint Barack.Â OK, ‘scuse me?Â Are we going to have to change the color of the ink in the newspaper, lest we be accused of trying to make a racial slur against the Anointed One?Â Close down zoos for fear of us white devils telling our kids that black people look like monkeys?Â Get serious.Â This is 2009, not 1949.Â Like it or not, we are a whole lot further than we were 10 years ago, or 20, or 30 — but I think we’d be a lot farther were it not for people trying to make things seem worse than they are,Â just to increase their own power and line their own pockets.
If I may be permitted to candidly discuss a racial issue, it’s people like Sharpton and the rest of the nattering nabobs of the left that cause most of the racial issues I have encountered.Â I cannot tell you how many times it has been presumed that all white people are somehow biased against blacks, usually secretly, often unconsciously.Â Â If something doesn’t go the way the black person feels it should, well then obviously it’s the white guys secretly banding together to keep the brother down.
Hogwash.Â I can count on my fingers the number of white people I have encountered in the past year or two who have shown any detectable bias against or dislike for blacks in general.Â On the other hand, the more time I spend in Charlotte the more I hear my black fellow citizens bitching about how all the cards are stacked against them.Â I think a lot of it is the constant harping of Jackson, Sharpton and the rest of the so-called “leaders” of the black community.