Posted by Darth Venomous @ 0:52
Everyone seems to be oh-so-fucking-eager to trip over themselves offering Shirley Sherrod compete & total absolution for being a racist sixteen years ago. Even my own Vicar has counseled me against jumping to conclusions. (Perhaps, but it’s the only exercise I get anymore, so…)
Well, before everyone goes & canonizes her and starts calling her St. Shirley, I have an observation or two I’d like to make. And I’ll make them later on today.
Watch this space.
UPDATE: Okay, my treatise on Shirley Sherrod is below the fold.
You will note that, while Andrew Breitbart and selected others focus a great deal on the reactions of the NAACP group to whom she was speaking, I focus solely on Sherrod.
There’s a reason for that: This damn thing is long enough as it is.
Okay, here we go…
Those of you who aren’t Planet Earth’s version of the Uninitiated already know the story by now.
Ag Department flunky Shirley Sherrod, in a speech to the National Association for the Ass-Kissing of (Liberal) Coddled People, had herself a Trent Lott-type moment, openly admitting that she didn’t fully & completely help a farmer who came to her, about to lose his farm – because he was white.
Here’s the money quote, taken from the transcript:
The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm, he — he took a long time talking, but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing. But he had come to me for help. What he didn’t know — while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me — was I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him.
I was struggling with the fact that so many black people have lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. So, I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough so that when he — I — I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the — or the Georgia Department of Agriculture. And he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him.
So I took him to a white lawyer that we had — that had…attended some of the training that we had provided, ’cause Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farmer. So I figured if I take him to one of them that his own kind would take care of him.
“His own kind”.
Read that again: “His own kind”.
That, Denizens, is the black equivalent of me, or any other white person saying “you people”. If the Black Community considers “you people” to be racist, then tell me why the fuck the same standard can’t be applied to “his own kind”?
And excuse me for asking – but how does Saint Shirley Sherrod know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the farmer “was trying to show me he was superior to” her? Is St. Shirley clairvoyant or something?
Has anyone, y’know, asked the farmer in question just what he was trying to do in that situation? For that matter, does anyone even know beyond doubt’s shadow who that farmer is??? I mean, it’s been a subtopic of discussion the last couple of days, but last I checked, no one had positively identified the farmer, though several libtard Lame Stream Media outlets seem to think they have.
So here comes the blurb that has people cooing “Oooh, she had an epiphany!!!! She’s not the racist you evil, mean ol’ wascally Weepublicans made her out to be!!! Truth to power, biznotches!!!!!
That’s when it was revealed to me that, y’all, it’s about poor versus those who have, and not so much about white — it is about white and black, but it’s not — you know, it opened my eyes, ’cause I took him to one of his own and I put him in his hand, and felt okay, I’ve done my job.
Well, working with him made me see that it’s really about those who have versus those who don’t, you know. And they could be black, and they could be white; they could be Hispanic. And it made me realize then that I needed to work to help poor people — those who don’t have access the way others have.
Uh huh. Riiiiiight.
“Those who have versus those who don’t”. The haves vs. the have-nots.
Denizens, ask yourselves: Who, in St. Shirley Sherrod’s mind, are the haves?????
Well, let’s put it this way: Remember the flap between Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and the Rev’rnnnnnn’d Jack’s'nnnnnnn a couple weeks back?
Gilbert ripped into LeBron James for ditching his hometown Cavs for the Miami Heat. The Rev’rnnnnn’d Jack’s'nnnnnnn promptly ripped into Gilbert, calling his outlook – and I’m quoting here – that of “a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave.” Never mind that King James is a multi-millionaire in his own right – the Revvvvv’r'nnnnnd Jack’s'nnnnnn obviously thinks Gilbert’s the “have” and LeBron’s the “have-not” here.
The bottom line here: St. Shirley Sherrod is using what the NAA(L)CP themselves have referred to as “code words”. “Haves vs. have-nots” basically means most whites vs. the overwhelming majority of blacks & Hispanics, plus maybe a few token whites.
St. Shirley further confirms what she really thinks, 16 years later, in this paragraph:
You know, I haven’t seen such a mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of the racism we thought was buried. Didn’t it surface? Now, we endured eight years of the Bush’s and we didn’t do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black President.
In the first place, that’a a fucking lie, but that’s another topic for another post.
But she accuses Republicans of objecting to socialized medicine, and the resulting increased costs, ruination of Medicare, leaving of the industry by doctors and the death panels (no, no “sneer quotes” – they’re there, and only libtard damnfools will try to pretend otherwise) – all because Bambi is black.
No, Denizens. She’s had no epiphany. St. Shirley Sherrod is every fucking bit as raci…uh, ‘scuse me, RAAAAACIST – as she was 16 years ago.
She doesn’t deserve to be the town dogcatcher, much less a high-ranking flunky in the United States Department of Agriculture. And if they do take her back, as is being rumored…white farmers everywhere had damned well best watch out. As should all Americans, if for no other reason than the presence of Al-Obambi running Washington DC.
But an apology? Not only no, but FUCKING HELL NO!!!
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