June 26th, 2013
First, let me explain from the get-go that I have no animosity for anyone, no racial groups, no religious groups or no particular Nations, including their populations.
I have always felt that your heart, (how you feel) and your brain, (that completes your desires) determines what type of man you are, not the color of the organ that surrounds your entire body, your skin.
A television Chef, Paula Deen, has been going through hell recently. She was cited in honest sworn testimony for calling a criminal scumbag, whom, as it turned out was black/African American, a “Nigger”, you are right, I wrote the word “Nigger”, after this criminal scum bag had held a gun to her head in a robbery. The use of the word was not used at the time of the crime, (As it would probably get her killed!) but the next day when Mrs. Deen was emotionally explaining the situation to her Husband, her life partner. This was done 25-30 years ago… There are no examples of Mrs. Deen using that word again, since that traumatic day so many years ago.
I want you to note, that I did not use the Liberal accepted term “the “N” Word”, but the word itself, out in the open, as it should be…. I am not going to enter into some philosophical discussion on, “anyone of the black race that would do this “Is” a nigger”, type argument. I want to enter into this discussion in a logical and dispassionate manner.
This inquisition that is going on now with Mrs. Deen, and has been allowed for many years to many others, is, on the face of it, a completely specious argument. I will tell you why right now.
If our great nation had determined that the word we are speaking about is just not acceptable for anyone to say it, and no one in our Nation said it, except those racists that “ARE” still out there, even in this day and age, I would say that we would be making some real progress in changing our nation from what it was hundreds of years ago to a much more respectful society that most of our citizens are daily striving for. But the truth is so far from what our goal should be.
No one should say this word or the myriad of others that we have “all heard” in our lives and yes, some of us have said from time to time since first hearing them and then repeating them to “fit in” with your social group, WHILE A CHILD! OR YOUNG ADULT!
The American people have fallen for the excuse that these type of words can be said, but only by the community that the word is intended to slur to injure or demean. I have heard “Nigger” used by blacks and when I CONFRONTED THEM TO THEIR FACE, I am told that I, as a White man, can’t possibly understand what the term means to those that have been injured by it or what it meant to them…. This is just an excuse to justify, at least in their minds, and others of the Black/AFRICAN AMERICAN, that they can’t cut loose, make the break from the past and its racial period to the future without these type remarks TO ANYONE, regardless of race, color, religion or any other grouping covered by the anti-defamation laws in this country. We as a Nation will never break loose from this racial mentality until no one benefits from these filthy words, no one!
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Remember when he called New York “Hymietown”? Where is the outrage against him? Who in his community, his supporters and sponsors, where was their indignation and separation from Rev. Jackson? Also the Rap artists that make Millions of Dollars using these words and denigrating women! Where is the National Organization for Women? Where is the outrage when Black leaders, Rev Al Sharpten, fabricate incidents and use them for racial and political advantage, any remember Twanna Brawley?
Attaching a euphemism such as “The “N” Word” and using it in the place of the original word does not encourage or foster the termination of this most hated word from our daily vernacular, but lessons the “shock value” of the original word, that will forever weaken the possibility of this vile word departing our nation and Yes, our world, as it should. Our society will never succeed in this words eradication when 25% of our nation uses it and profits from its use, Period!
Raking Mrs. Deen over the coal, for something she did 25-30 years ago, after a physical and emotional assault, that today, we would have counselors and treatment programs for, is asinine!
Hypocritical NBC’s Matt Lauer, a person that could be called an adulterer or the old age “Whoremonger”, playing this incident for all its worth makes no sense what so ever.
If no one could change their ways, over the course of their lifetime, then Mr. Obama is still a gang member, marijuana and cocaine user/pusher and clearly a Muslim still, as he was at his birth. If the American people can accept that Mr. Obama is now a Christian and not a Muslim, why can’t we not accept that Mrs. Deen has changed her life as well?
No one should use these vile nasty words, No one!
JON A. UNDERWOOD
CBPO, CBP, (RET.)