"Here's the dirty secret all of us know and no one will admit to. There ARE niggers. Black people know it. White people know it. And only black people are allowed to notice and pronounce the truth of it. Which would be fine. Except that black people are not a community but a political party. They can squabble with each other in caucus but they absolutely refuse to speak the truth in public. And this is the single biggest obstacle to healing the racial divide in this country. The dammed-up flood of good will in this nation for black people who want to work for their own American Dream is absolutely enormous. The biggest impediment is the doubt created in each and every non-black American by the clannish, tribalist, irrational defense of every low act committed by any black person. If you're offended when Republicans defend Richard Nixon or when Democrats defend Chuck Schumer, imagine what it's like when black people swarm the streets to defend Jeremiah Wright.
I'm not proposing the generalized use of the term, just trying to be clear for once, in the wake of Obama's call for us to have a dialogue about race. However much they may scream and protest, black people will know what I mean when I demand they concede that the following people are niggers:
- Jeremiah Wright
- O.J. Simpson
- Marion Barry
- Alan Iverson
- William Jefferson
- Louis Farrakhan
- Mike Tyson
You know what I mean. They hold you back. They're dirty, violent, and stupid. They make you look bad, and you foul yourselves by defending them, by reelecting them to office, by admiring them in spite of all their awful behavior."
Old Punk, Instapunk.com 13 Comments
[9/18/2008 5:01:25 PM]
Fundie Index: -3
Submitted By: Marlowe
Eric Robert Rudolph
George W. Bush
You know what I mean. They hold you back. They're dirty, violent, and stupid. They make you look bad, and you foul yourselves by defending them, by reelecting them to office, by admiring them in spite of all their awful behavior.
9/19/2008 7:16:07 AM
9/19/2008 10:59:39 AM
you forgot Old Punk :p
9/19/2008 2:05:00 PM
Because white people fiercely defend the honor of Adolf Hitler.
9/19/2008 2:19:40 PM
Anyway, how ya doing, son? Don't go listening to any talking snakes, now.
9/19/2008 2:33:45 PM
So are George Bush, Fred Phelps and Karl Rove "crackers" then?
9/19/2008 3:02:29 PM
George Bush is a biscuit? I thought he was a fruitcake.
9/19/2008 4:06:48 PM
Either that or a corn ball.
9/19/2008 7:19:26 PM
You're all going to hate me for this, but I actually don't think this one is that racist at all. It's just taken out of context. IMO, He's just saying that certain black people make the majority look bad. If you read the article he mentions some black people which he admires (not saying I agree with the entire article). The comments on the article are more racist than the article itself.
Not that I approve, but just because he used the word "nigger", shouldn't automatically make him a vile die-hard racist.
9/20/2008 3:26:24 AM
god said it
9/24/2008 5:38:16 AM
Darth Vader... For Freedom
@god, I'd be happy to call a few of those people "white trash." I really don't see Old Punk's post as being racist; he is using "nigger" as a synonym for "black lowlife." I usually refer to white lowlives as "white trash," so I don't really see a problem with this.
9/25/2008 9:11:11 PM
1. You'd be surprised how many Hitler worshipers there actually are. I think there was a neo-Nazi family a while back who stirred up a big fuss over a birthday cake or something for their son, Adolf Hitler Campbell.
2. Most black people I know are as disgusted with O.J. as I am, and make Mike Tyson jokes right alongside me.
I think this comment is taken out of context... The only real racism I can see is that he seems to think that most black people support those he listed.
12/6/2009 9:57:29 PM
This....actually ain't that racist. guy's got a good point actually.
6/30/2011 7:05:13 AM