I don't think I'm the only one who is getting fed up with with the so called race baiters. Some of them are more than ridiculous. They are down right stupid. I could at this point bring up Jesse Jackson and his, Obama is "talking down to black people." remark but I won't. After all Obama is talking down to all people not just blacks.
An example of what I'm going off about here is shown by what happened in a Dallas County (TX) commissioners meeting on Jul 07, 2008. As reported by Kevin Krause in the Dallas City Hall Blog section of the Dallas Morning News:
A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.
County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.
Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.
Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."
That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.
Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term. A black hole, according to Webster's, is perhaps "the invisible remains of a collapsed star, with an intense gravitational field from which neither light nor matter can escape."
Other county officials quickly interceded to break it up and get the meeting back on track. TV news cameras were rolling, after all.
Some people are overly sensitive and as a result they will have an outburst of umbrage at unexpected moments. This can be seen in the blog posting above where both Commissioner John Wiley Price and Judge Thomas Jones showed the world how severely overly-sensitive they are. It reaches the point of absurdity and I for one find their antics to be asinine. Not to mention I refuse to walk on eggshells around people like them any longer.
Perhaps I should rephrase that last sentence and put it in the past tense. I call people on it. I've done so in times past and will again do it when necessary.
It is not hard to call people on their being overly sensitive. Simply tell them that they are being overly sensitive, that it is a personal defect they need to work on and they need to learn to "get over it". It is time for them to grow up and mature a little. Not everyone in the world cares to follow a prescribed set of verbal rules when dealing with them and not everyone is out to offend them while trying to convey thoughts and ideas.
Tell them if they really feel it necessary to interrupt another's conversation for clarification of a term used then fine, but don't jump on another person's back because something inside them rises up like bile from a sour stomach. That is something that is inside of the protester not something inside of the innocent speaker.
This doesn't go for just black and white. I think this needs to be said to everyone that jumps on the "OFFENDED BANDWAGON" for whatever cause. Be they 'Native Americans' upset over the name of a baseball team, Mexicans over the Taco Bell Chihuahua or the Frito Bandito advertisements, or an atheist's self centered crying at the Cross on Mount Soledad in La Jolla, Calif. - (I'm willing to bet that Frito's would have sold a bunch if they had advertised for those people to shut up and played the song in their face.)
Bunch of jerks every one of them and we do a disservice to these people by not telling them to either grow up or shut up.
The only alternative is to keep on listening to them whine and after that to keep on listening to them whine. They will always find something else to snivel about if we just give in the first time.
As a P.S. to this posting I'd like to give a big WAY-TO-GO! and two ATTABOY'S! (no racial slur intended) to Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield for not backing down. Give him the Mayor's slot in the next election.
Hat tip to Warner Todd Huston's Publius Forum
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