Is it really about “Blackface” or is it about socialists thwarting the First Amendment and creating more victims?
The more I read about political correctness and politically correct behavior, the more I note that the rules are coming from progressive socialist democrats and justified by pointy-head progressive socialist democrat professors who appear to confuse and conflate every action with a deeper psychological or behavioral problem. The end result being that the progressive socialists are able to control the conversation, thwarting the First Amendment, and engaging in Orwellian doublespeak where good is evil, black is white, up is down, and the definition of commonly understood words are perverted beyond their original definition.
The Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees your right to be an asshole, to mock anything and everything …
The First Rule of Blackface: It’s Not Hard to Understand, Everyone — It’s don’t wear blackface. The end. Now why is that so hard for some people to remember?
Two troubled souls in Florida – Greg Cimeno and William Filene — decided that it would be “fucking hilarious” to dress up as George Zimmerman and a murdered Trayvon Martin for Halloween. Filene donned a hoodie with blood painted in the center and put on black face paint. His friend Greg put on a T-shirt that said “neighborhood watch.” In the picture that Caitlin Cimeno put up on Facebook, the two men smile and laugh for the camera with Caitlin standing in the middle having a blast. An innocent teenage boy was murdered and these poor excuses for human beings find it reasonable to use his body as the ground upon which to stage their Halloween fun.
Where to start?
- It is not a “rule,” but a commonly accepted communal understanding. The type of understanding where there are “social consequences” for those deviating from the tribal norm.
- As if ignoring the fact that blacks and minorities are some of the most racist people in the land, seeing every action through the prism of race, consider the hypocrisy of a black Eddie Murphy brilliantly portraying an elderly Jewish gentlemen — in whiteface — in the hit film Coming to America. All done for laughs – the proximate reason that the two people decided to play Halloween dress up in the first place.
- Look at the progressive characterization of the two celebrants as “troubled souls.” There is no proof that these people were anything other than ordinary citizens wanting to one-up the other consumed celebrants. And yet they are demonized in pejorative terms and referred to as “poor excuses for human beings.”
- An innocent teenage boy was not murdered. Trayvon Martin was not murdered – so said a jury. The facts proffered by the defense tend to indicate that Trayvon Martin was a gangsta’ wanna be with a record of fighting. And that George Zimmerman was a community-minded neighborhood watch member as the police do not patrol private property. The actual evidence shows that Trayvon Martin was most likely either a residential burglar that was found with stolen jeweler and a burglar tool or a receiver of stolen merchandise. If it were not for the media’s mistaken portrayal of Zimmerman as white, the race-baiters and progressives would have not been able to propel this story into national provenience as a cause célèbre; thus creating widespread and manufactured controversy.
I don’t know how much more direct I can be in saying this: Do not wear blackface.