Sunday, April 20, 2008
Snow-Balls, From Late April Onward
And then , of course, there are all these "racist" charges that people have been throwing around; Obama's a racist, McCain's a racist, Bill Clinton's a racist, Geraldine Ferraro - she's a frigging whore AND a racist. It's like, I don't know about you but I'm thinking that maybe we need to tone this down a little bit, too. I mean, I'm not even sure that O'Reilly's a racist (ignorance and insensitivity in spades, yes, but a racist in the sense that I grew up knowing the term, not so certain), for Christ!......................................Of course, what I'm really most concerned about here (well, other than, obviously, the fact that decent people may in fact end up getting tarred) is a fear that the word itself, racist, just might be getting devalued in the process. I mean, it's just like anything in that, yeah, if you go around using it in an indiscriminate/border-line manner, it ends up losing a lot of it's punch. And that, me-buckos, unfortunately, just might be the scariest thing, period.