Friday, August 18, 2006

Republican-itis is catching

Yesterday I wrote about some of the verbal diarrhea coming out of the mouths of Republicans. To be fair a Democrat, Andrew Young, whom I would label formely prominent, seems to have also been infected. Young, the former mayor of Atlanta and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. was hired by Wal-Mart boost its image especially in the black community which felt the giant company had marginalized them. Well he did do something for its image.

Talking to an African-American newspaper Yound said that Jewish, Arab and Korean shop owners had “ripped off” urban communities for years, “selling us stale bread, and bad meat and wilted vegetables.”...“You see those are the people who have been overcharging us,” he said of the owners of the small stores, “and they sold out and moved to Florida. I think they’ve ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it’s Arabs...”. Later Young accused Jews of starting all the wars in the world. He then asked the reporter if he was Jewish. "No?" said Young, "you look Jewish." Yound resigned from the Wal-Mart funded image boosting group shortly thereafter.

Oh, but it gets better. In an attempt to explain himself the Civil Rights leader said, "I was speaking in the context of Atlanta, and that does not work in New York or Los Angeles." That's a reverse of "if it plays in Peoria." If it's racist and ignorant in New York or Los Angeles it's not in Atlanta? Huh? Did he just insult Atlanta too? Did he just say it's acceptable to be a ignorant racist in Atlanta but not in NYC or L.A.? Yes, I think he just did.

Young is just another mental midget who has held top leadership positions in this country and now gets rich trading off those former jobs. Maybe my problem is I'm not ignorant or racist enough to truly be successful in this country.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Well it couldn't happen to a nicer group than Wal-Mart. They may not "overcharge" for wilted lettuce like [insert the people you're jealous of here] but they underpay people who work for them after they've destroyed all the decent jobs in town.

I'd be interested to know what things Mr. Young is doing to help his fellow man other than working for the world's biggest exploiter.

9:19 AM  

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