Tuesday, July 24, 2007
hatters everwhere we go
Yesterday I wrote about my dismay in the Michael Vick stupidity, I mean dog fighting indictments. I also said a little bit of rationale on if such is true, why historically he has shown poor decision making skills and therefore subtracted loot from his personal coffers and ruined his image. But I cannot be remiss if I did not place some inferences in the manner in which politics and its history has contrived to grandstand around the Vick case.
This week Robert Byrd, the old ass Senator from West Virginia, describing the alleged activities associated with the Vick case described in the Vick case as "sadistic" and "barbaric." More specifically, he said, "Let that word resound from hill to hill and from mountain to mountain, from valley to valley across this broad land," he thundered, raising his right hand. "May God help those poor souls who would be so cruel? Barbaric! Hear me!"
In 2001, the senior senator from West Virginia, Ex-Klansman Robert Byrd, casually used the phrase "white nigger" twice on national TV. This being sometime after he said he ended his ties with the KKK in 1943. Although it is documented that since then, he wrote to the Imperial Wizard of the KKK three years after he says he abandoned the group. He wrote, "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia" and "in every state in the Union." Not to mention he was the one who filibustered the landmark 1964 Civil Rights and the nominations of the Supreme Court's two black justices, liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative Clarence Thomas.
I also want to mention the role of the Federal government, who coincidentally eight days after the Feds bumrushed Vick’s Virginia estate, we saw George W. Bush sign the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act. Actually it was eight days after the Vick house incident, changing it from a misdemeanor to a felony. Maybe this is why some people of color wear T-shirts and say, “George Bush hates black people and deserves to be convicted of treason.” All this tells me is that it is more than time for use to start watching our backs cause there are haters everywhere we go (Young Rich and Gangsta).