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Saturday, October 22, 2005

What Can the Individual Do? Read on.

Often, people like us, the grass-roots Americans, tend to feel that there is little we can do to stand up to these juggernauts which are trying to rule and ruin our way of life. Yet, the evidence of individual efficacy is all around us, and it is growing. We truly are beginning to sense a sea change within Americans, although it is much too early to become very definite and predictive.

One of the proudest moments for Americans came recently when the 9-11 families, with the added support of other Americans, literally stopped that Freedom Center travesty planned for the Ground Zero site. That center would have been a monument to anti-Americanism and would have relegated 9-11 to some basement backroom. Take Back the Memorial took back the memorial and stands as a terrific example of just what we citizens can do.

Someone recently steered us to what happened on a MSNBC show hosted by Tucker Carlson. Mr. Carlson interviewed Ibrahim Hooper, the mouth of CAIR (Council for American-Islamic Relations) and literally pinned Hooper with important questions, so much so that Hooper was reported to be sweating as he did all he could to duck, evade, and avoid answering the repeated questions.

The bottom line is that we get what we allow and we stop what we refuse to accept. It is just that simple.

Recently, another delicious example came along. Commedienne Joan Rivers on tour in England was interviewed on the BBC. Well, let's let the London Times tell it:

Decorum was thrown to the winds on BBC Radio 4's Midweek chat show today when Joan Rivers had a furious row with the black British commentator Darcus Howe.

The American comedienne is famous for her barbed humour and is rarely lost for a sharp retort, but she was left gobbling with anger when Mr Howe slipped in a sly aside saying that the word "black" offended her.

"What? No! What? Now just stop right there!" said Rivers, thumping the table. "Black does not offend me. How dare you! How dare you say that! Black offends me? You know nothing about me! You just sat down there... How dare you!"

Mr Howe compounded his offence by repeating: "The use of the term 'black' offends you."

Rivers repeated his words incredulously. "The use of the term 'black' offends me? Where the hell are you coming from? You have got such a chip on your shoulder! I don't give a damn if you are black, white..."

Laughing, Mr Howe said: "I do."

Ms Rivers burst out: "... but don't you dare call me a racist!"

While this Black Panther droned on about his own alleged racial victimization, Joan interrupted:

"I'm so bored with race... I think people should intermarry, everyone should be part this and part that and race shouldn't mean a damn thing."

She said that drawing distinctions between black and white was about hatred.

As presenter Libby Purves tried to keep the peace, describing this as an American ideal, the two protagonists brushed her aside to square up to each other.

"The reality is you married a white woman and you have two mixed race children. Let them go forward," Rivers said to Mr Howe.

He objected: "I don't have two mixed children, I have two children."

"Children, yes! But you are making them choose," said Rivers.

Hearing the exchange is exhilarating, but we do not have that available, so this commentary must do:

Mr Howe's fatal comment came as he said the audience for a new film about him and his estranged son included "hundreds and thousands of Caribbean children". He went on: "And since 'black' offends Joan..."

As the row got out of hand Purves tried to intervene, saying the comment was not personal, but Rivers was having none of it. "I think this is a language problem," said Mr Howe.

Rivers said: "I don't. I think this is a problem in your stupid head. You had a child. You left him. Your wife said you weren't there. You married a woman, you deserted her, now your son comes back and he's got problems. Where were you when he was growing up, till he was eight years old?"

As Ms Purves helplessly said: "I have great sympathy with both sides but..."

Rivers screeched: "Both sides? Then you're a racist!" There was a brief silence until she started to backtrack. "Er, er, er, how stupid... Let's continue. But don't you dare call me that. Son of a bitch."

Ms Purves: "Can we just..."

Rivers: "Yes, let's continue about this wonderful father who left his three children."

After an exchange of more insults Mr Howe made a belated attempt to make peace, saying: "No, she's not a racist."
You should read the whole article and listen to the interchange.

Joan Rivers took on this pompous racist and refused to accept his intimidations. She get in his face and ripped the phoniness off it. And, guess what? She won. How many Americans do this to Farrakhan, Jackson, Sharpton, Bond, Belafonte, NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus--the vilest racists in all of America?

Ms. Rivers said that Britons have been stopping her on the streets as she tours England to thank her for standing up to this racist bully.

Well, that is where it is at. CAIR and the like, as well as all of the black race-baiters, cannot and will not succeed when grass-roots Americans stand up and tell them "Enough!"


  • At Mon Oct 24, 08:34:00 AM PDT, Blogger Jason_Pappas said…

    Damn right! It looks like we are addressing the same issue (my article.) I talk about anti-American bigotry but I could easily talk about any injustice today. I end my article with the sentence: “It's time we got some moral backbone and responded with the righteous indignation this hate-movement deserves.” It’s time to go on the moral offensive!


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