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June 26, 2004

Yep. I did it

I was not aware of this post until I read it today. I especially enjoyed reading the comments. I put the blogger in question on my roll yesterday and he's staying there unless he PERSONALLY asks me to remove him because he doesn't want to become beshitted by having his name on my roll.

Righteous indignation. By Bejus, human beings are at their very best when they work themselves into that state.

I've been blogging for more than two and a half years now. I've made more than 7,000 posts. People who don't even KNOW ME jumped on the "Ban Acidman" bandwagon over one ill-considered rant I posted when I was drinking WAAAY too much and in the worst health of my life.

Fine. Climb up on your soapbox and call me a racist, a redneck and a Cracker. De-link me. All that shit-storm really proved was the point behind my post. Some words are forbidden today, and some people reserve the "right" not to be offended. The same ones who are offended by the notorious N-word are the VERY FIRST to call ME very insulting names.

But their prejudice and scorn is RIGHTEOUS, because... well, just because.

Comments

I think the "anti-N-word" crowd missed a bet years back by getting angry about it: I think it would have been smarter and more effective to ridicule it as being an uneducated/uneducable mis-pronounciation of the Spanish loan-word.

I remember a show many years back with Sammy Davis Jr. portraying one of The Big Red Ball's drivers. He uncovered German infiltrators when he heard them using a long I in pronouncing it The main thrust of the show was portraying how his fellow-but-white sodiers mistreated him because of color, with his intelligence countering their beliefs of his inherent stupidity, even if it tippy-toed around direct confrontation. Not sure how I am relating this to the controversy, but it seems to pertain somehow...

Posted by: John Anderson on June 26, 2004 01:42 PM

Followed your link; he no longer accepts comments to that post. Guess that's what makes America a great place to live in; you can have your opinion and be free to state it, while anyone who doesn't agree with what/how you say things has the opportunity to not have to listen! *well, ya know what I mean*

Posted by: Michele on June 26, 2004 02:41 PM

I absolutely DESPISE the politically correct person. Rita... in the comments of the link... was so offended by acidman (and Faulkner for Christ's sake) because he has "said things like this" . She then has the audacity to make a statement about people in the Appalachias. She refers to us (yes, us, I am from West By God Virginia) as "hillbillies". Is this not the very same type of evil she is trying to overcome with her brilliant post? But I for one refuse to be offended. Just because she chooses to show the world how idiotic she sounds praising the fight against stereotyping and racism and degredation of a people from one side of her mouth and doing the EXACT SAME THING out the other. THAT is the irony in all this polically correct shit. THAT is what makes Acidman's post just above this one right on the money. Black comics can say whatever they wish... if a white comic made similar statements, it would be front page news. As for my opinion, my son will never hear me say the word "nigger" nor will he say it in my presence. He will not say "retard" nor "fatty" nor "bucktooth" nor "bitch" in my presence either. And not because we are politically correct. But because we have MANNERS. And I want him to have manners when I am around and when I am not. WELCOME TO APPALACHIA!!

Posted by: PamelaRN on June 26, 2004 03:37 PM

"Some words are forbidden today, and some people reserve the 'right' not to be offended."
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Yep, try to find THAT one in the Constitution, Bill of Rights or Other Amendments. Created out of the thin air breathed by lib weenies....

Posted by: CAULI4NYUN on June 26, 2004 05:58 PM

I haven't read the comments to your post yet, nor did I read all of the referenced post or any of its commemts. I was thinking about fisking that post, but have ALMOST decided it wouldn't be worth the effort to try to get the point across. There are "niggers'" and there are "poor white trash", in or out of trailers. The author of the post doesn't even recognize when he is changing your specific to his generalization. He is blinded by his own prejudice.

Your blog is great!

Thank you!

Dale

Posted by: Dale on June 27, 2004 10:41 AM

I tried to make a point on this persons blog but his comments section kept telling me I was "oinked" and wouldn't post it.
The gist of my comment was, "freedom of speech", whether I agree with what is said or not, it is one of our freedoms. And needs to be upheld.
I grew up in the "melting pot" of our nation, the N.E. coast. I've heard every race, color, creed and nationality called an array of names; some nice, some not so nice. Hell, I grew up being called a "Mick" because of my psuedo-Irish heritage. If a slur is used properly, it hold merit. Just because I prefer to stay in the "G" catagory, doesn't mean everyone does.
I look at the bulk of a persons work and their general slant before I throw stones. Besides, the TV, radio and computer, all have these weird little things that allow you to change channel, frequency, site, at the click of a button. There is more than one channel to pay attention to.
But to ignore what others have to say, means you have no clue, really, what is going on in the world.
If you want me to listen to YOUR opinion, then listen to mine as well.
Fair enough.

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