Sunday, April 20, 2014

"So what?" or “You a racist!”

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I am puzzled as to why racism is thought to be a terrible thing, rather than entirely natural and often reasonable, and why people allow themselves to be brow-beaten about it. Maybe we should stop.

 Domestic tranquility would follow in torrents.

As nearly as I can tell, a racist is one who approves of rigorous education, good English, civilized manners, minimal criminality, and responsible parenthood, among other things. I am, then, a racist. I see no reason to grovel about it.

I decided long ago that if, while I was doing a radio interview, a caller-in told me, “You a racist!” I would hesitate as if puzzled, and say  “…So what?” This would add immeasurably to the planetary supply of stunned silence. The expectation is that anyone so charged will fall on his knees and beg for mercy. It would be a lesser offense to be caught sexually molesting autistic three-year-old girls while attending a Nazi torch-rally.

Herewith another and yet worse confession:: I do not see, or care, why it is thought my duty to like, or dislike, groups because of their race, creed, color, sex, sexual aberration, or national origin. Nor do I think it their duty to like me. I especially do not understand why the federal government should decide with whom I ought to associate.

But back to "So what?" Among its charms is that there is no answer to it, other than huffing and puffing and indignant expostulation. All of these amuse me. Used frequently, "So what?"would shut up people who badly need to shut up, or else force them to think. Not likely, as most apparently cannot.

Let us, improbably, glance at reality.

6 comments:

  1. I love it - the graphic is great - best defense is a good Offense - SO WHAT, indeed

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  2. Heh, my business partner (female) called in to a radio show in DC on WMAL. On Sundays they gave some airtime to the oh so liberal program director. He was going on as liberals do and the topic was "racisim" She got through the call screener, and said straight up, "What is wrong with being a racist?" There was at least 30 seconds of dead air as the shocked Libtard tried to understand what he had just heard, and how to respond...Priceless. And it went out over the airwaves in Washington DC.

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    1. Wonderful! When the director finally recovered, what happened?

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  3. Sounds like Fred has been reading some of my old WRSA comments. I just never stated it with as much verbosity.

    "You're a racist!"

    "So?"

    Then comes the "Bu-bu-bu-but youraracist!" accompanied by frothing at the mouth and a wild look in their eyes.

    "So?"

    And you can get them running in circles for hours.

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