Don Imus has been suspended for two weeks. Al Sharpton wants Imus fired. So does Jesse Jackson. Don Imus wants to keep his job. The volleys continue to lob back and forth between self-righteous boneheads who think Imus should be fired and the crybabies who think the two weeks is too much. Frankly, I could care less.
â€œShrillary Rottenâ€ Clinton said that Congress was â€œrun like a plantationâ€ effectively calling the blacks in Congress a bunch of worthless slaves. She also said something about a quote from â€œMahatma Ghandi. He ran a little 7-11 down in St. Louis for a while.â€ Senator Robert â€œKKKâ€ Byrd once used the term â€œwhite niggersâ€ to describe people he did not like who happened to be white. Jesse Jackson describes a Jewish community as â€œHymie-townâ€ â€“ and here all this time I thought â€œhymieâ€ was another derogatory name for blacks. Guess I was wrong there. Al Sharpton is allowed to call Jews â€œDiamond Merchantsâ€ and Harold Ford, Sr. called a white protester â€œcrackerâ€ not once, but twice in the same sentence.
Now I come to the point of all of this. Why is it that it is okay for anyone associated with liberals â€“ or liberals themselves for that matter â€“ to utter all kinds of racial slurs, epithets and insults and they get a free pass, but let Don Imus call a bunch of basketball players â€œnappy-headed hosâ€ and everyone wants to skin him and hand his hide from a yard arm?
This is what is called a â€œDouble Standardâ€. It means that liberals do not have to abide by the same rules as conservatives. Furthermore, it enables liberals to slander and libel conservatives all day long and scream â€œfoul!â€ when a conservative does the same thing to a liberal.
The truth of the matter is this: conservatives and liberals both lie. Both sides have a vested interest in continuing their political careers at the expense of the people. This has often been the basis of movements to implement term limits on career politicians in the House and Senate. Currently, only the presidency enjoys the luxury of term limits, inspired by the fourth election of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Oval Office (and some of you think I donâ€™t know my history). Will Rogers, who once took a shot at Roosevelt before Roosevelt was elected the first time was always poking satirical jibes at politicians. Once he quipped, â€œthe further I get away from Washington, D.C. the more hope I have for this country.â€ He also said of Congress, â€œWhen ever Congress makes a joke, itâ€™s a law and whenever they make a law, itâ€™s a joke.â€ He referred to Senators and Representatives as, â€œlocal guys sent to Washington to raid headquarters.â€
The reason America keeps re-electing these goof-balls is because the people are lazy. Americans let politicians tell them what to think, what to say and how to act. Congress has become Orwellâ€™s â€œBig Brotherâ€ and the media have brainwashed the people into believing that the status quo is always good. Politicians know that their constituents arenâ€™t going to check things out for themselves. They know this because they have read all of the studies that say people are so busy looking out for themselves that they donâ€™t take time to focus on their civic duties. Even worse, the media have been organized as part of â€œBig Brotherâ€. Why do you think that television news programs begin with the worst news of the day? It is to desensitize you, the audience so that when the politicians come on, they can say, â€œoh, but weâ€™re doing something about that.â€ Then these goof-balls run television ads that slander opponents. Even worse is when you have people like â€œShrillary Rottenâ€ Clinton and Ted â€œChappaquddickâ€ Kennedy who have money out the wazoo to make sure they get elected and their opponents get smeared all over the floor, walls and ceiling. (Geez, Iâ€™m starting to sound like a liberal here).
But the double standard hypocrisy doesnâ€™t stop with politicians. Think about this one. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is clearly a liberal organization. They put millions of dollars into the campaign treasury of liberal candidates and spend millions of dollars in advertising to bash on Wal-Mart. Yet, if you walk into any Wal-Mart in the country, which demographic makes up the bulk of the people shopping at Wal-Mart? The very same liberals who rail against Wal-Mart in public are closet Wal-Mart shoppers. Thank God, Super Wal-Mart stores are open 24 hours now. The closet Wal-Mart shoppers can go under a cover of darkness, sneak in and sneak out without anyone knowing. You rarely see conservative-types hanging out in Wal-Mart â€“ theyâ€™re usually hanging out across the street at that other fine, up-scale, Rodeo Drive-esque retail establishment â€“ Target. But God forbid that we let Wal-Mart thrive because they are bad for small town business. So by day, the closet Wal-Mart shoppers walk their picket lines demanding Wal-Mart be forced to allow unions while at night they sneak in and buy their groceries for the week.
Letâ€™s face it. Wal-Mart is good for business and Don Imus is good for radio. Both are powerhouses in their respective field. Wal-Mart is so good that business schools actually study the â€œWal-Mart Business Modelâ€ and teach it as if it were gospel. Imus was the first nationally recognized â€œshock jockâ€, inclined to say whatever came to mind without fear of reprisal or rebuke. Without him, Howard Stern wouldnâ€™t have a job â€“ but then neither would people like Snoopy-doggie-Woodstock-Charlie-Brown-whatever-the-hell-his-name-is. Wal-Mart saw a niche and filled it â€“ bring large amounts of merchandise to the masses on the cheap.
But letâ€™s get one thing straight: liberals do operate a double standard. It isnâ€™t right or fair that they are allowed to do so, but they only believe in fair when it means they win. Just look back at the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. Both were wrought with allegations of fraud, yet when the 2006 mid-term election was over, and the liberals won, there were no accusations of fraud. In fact, the news reported that there were no nefarious activities going on throughout the process. Dang, how do I get a gig like that? Liberals will deny that they operate a double standard, claiming they have the higher moral ground. Sure they do and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the epitome of high moral standard in America today. And Iâ€™m still looking for a sucker â€“ er â€“ buyer for my bridge in Brooklyn.
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Copyright © 2010 D. E. Carson
Last Words on Don Imus
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