Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Can We Get Rosie Back?

I have tried my best to contain myself on “The View” issues that keep cropping up, but I just can’t any longer. I believe deep in my heart that these issues are their sole source of viewership and I know they are depending on people like myself to talk about what they said to keep them in the press. I know that by writing this right now I am playing into their grand scheme, but this is something that goes a tad bit beyond their usual “bitchfest.” Today Whoopie has just condoned racism and violence and I am shocked. I cannot be silent any longer.

Here are a few things Whoopie said today on “The View” with my comments to them added in italics.

"There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country."

So was wearing hoods and burning crosses, but we don’t accept that behavior either

“For a lot of people dogs are sport”

Once upon a time blacks were considered “farm equipment,” does that excuse slavery?

"(I)t seemed like a light went off in his head when he realized this was something that the entire country didn't appreciate,"

It was OK on a small scale as long as the entire country's opinion did not enter into the fray? Kind of like segregation was a southern thing the nation just didn't get?

"You know from his background this is not an unusual thing for where he comes from”

It was normal to be a racist in the South. Considering Edgar Ray Killen’s background, racism was not an usual thing for where he came from in 1964. Maybe we just don't understand the murdering of those civil rights workers.

OK, Whoopie was talking about Michael Vick and his dogs and not racism or violence, but it amazes me how people can justify anything in their minds if they want to support the offender. Michael Vick is as bad to me as any racist or bigot out there. He tortured and killed something because of what it was and what it would not do. That is wrong and beyond defense. I am not even getting into her "cultural elitst" excuse of "those poor Southerners just don't know no better." I can’t believe I actually miss Rosie. Am I off base?


Serena Joy said...

I read Whoopie's remarks. Personally, I found them reprehensible and indefensible. I don't care if he's black, white, purple, or polka dotted -- he behaved criminally, he got caught, and he damn well should be punished. Nothing Whoopie or anybody else could say can justify what he did. If this new addition is the best The View can do, they ought to just cancel it.

joanie78 said...

Thank you, Great point...say it loud > but I don't miss Rosie.

Variant E said...

Excellent analogy. I see you are back on your game: holding the idiots accountable. Can we make bets on Whoopie and Rosie in a big to-the-death fight? Michael could host.

Charles said...

I don't condone either behavior, we may have cultural differences between us here in the US, but we all should hold life and right above all else. I wouldn't defend someone who matched my demographics for doing wrong, why do others seem to feel that is more important? That's not to say there is anyone with my particular demographics, just if there were, then I'd be telling them when their wrong, their wrong.

Charles said...

BTW, I want a new tv show, Celebrity Ultimate Fighting. Is that wrong?

Scary Monster said...

It be nice to see you back in form and pushing the right buttons. Me be fearfully perplexed at Whoopie's statements. She has, in the past, always seemed to be somewhat sensitive to those who were less fortunate. I can understand the fact that people in other countries have a different value system where it comes to animals, but this dude be livin in America fer chrissake.

You Stomp, Kanrei!