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The Perils of Being Perpetually Offended
Our nation has reached a point where it is a hair trigger away from chaos. A host of liberal groups is constantly looking for something they can take offense to. Nearly about 60% of the news today is about what the writer thinks is wrong with the world. One Yahoo news story questioned why was Trump drinking a glass of water in an odd manner. On the same page, another story had an Atlanta megachurch pastor apologizing for saying that people might find ‘white blessing’ more palatable than ‘white privilege.’
The thought police have now taken down Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben. My one-time favorite syrup will no longer have the iconic image and name of Aunt Jemima. PepsiCo Inc declared they are changing the name and the brand of the pancake mix and syrup because it has a “racist history.” The logo of the more than 130-year-old brand features an African American woman named after a character from 19th century minstrel shows. The offensive caricature is rooted in a stereotype of a friendly black woman working as a servant or a nanny for a white family.
Uncle Ben’s owner Mars is planning to change the rice maker’s “brand identity.” In a statement on its website, Mars wrote that “now is the right time to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, including its visual brand identity, which we will do.” “We don’t yet know what the exact changes and timing will be, but we are evaluating all possibilities,” Mars added.
The ever-expanding Cultural Revolution has Kellogg’s cereal boxes under its demented scrutiny. Fiona Onasanya, a former British Labor Party MP who became only the second person in history to be kicked out of Parliament by their own voters using a recall petition, has called on Kellogg’s to justify why Rice Krispies is represented with “three white boys” while the Coco Pops mascot is a monkey.
I’m guessing that Colonel Sanders will be next on the chopping block. His southern image will soon be viewed as too much of a reminder of the slaving-holding plantation owners. The investors of all companies that use a surname will need to pray that their company is not linked to ancestors with troubling racial views.
People have become fanatical in America over perceived racial strife. A man wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe casually walking his dog near a freeway in Vilas County, Wisconsin, caused a national stir. The incident prompted multiple phone calls to the police. The local sheriff’s office said passersby spotted Charles Michael Booth “walking his dog, wearing a Ku Klux Klan shirt, drinking a beer, and waving at traffic.”
Because Booth was walking on a country road, it’s not in anybody’s particular neighborhood. “It should not have bothered anybody. “I realize that that may be offensive to some people, but it’s not a crime,” said the officer.
But the president of the Dane County NAACP chapter insists that Booth’s “terrorist act” was intended to intimidate others. “[Booth] intended to project what I believe to be white supremacist behaviors by wearing this garb,” Gregory Jones told the Journal Sentinel. “It is intended to create fear among people – even people who are not of color. [Vilas County residents] should be mindful and be willing to stand up and say this is not acceptable in our country at all.”
We are never going to restore racial harmony to our nation if it only takes one wrongful death to trigger fresh riots. There is no systemic discrimination at work in America. George Floyd died because of one cop’s act of stupidity.
Democrats push to drop John Wayne’s name from airport over racist comments
Democrats in Orange county, California, call for change in light of ‘racist and bigoted statements’ actor made in 1971 interview.
Yep? Now even John is a bad man.
That is all.....
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