Here James Atticus Bowden addresses an issue that has spiraled out of control. Think about it. It was private conversation. The NBA is just about overpaid, tall men playing ball game. And our president has to add his two cents (http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/clippers-donald-sterling-racism-magic-johnson-obama/)? Would we not all be better off if Obama was doing the job he is suppose to be doing and doing it right? Instead, likely to distract us from their incompetence, the Democrats and the corporate news media goad us to demonize a foolish old man. Yet what has LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling proved? Is the fact he is a racist or the fact money cannot buy happiness? Perhaps instead of hating the man we should be pitying him.
Monsters may not live among humans. If there is a real monster, a true Frankenstein, even if he lives in a forbidding castle, we, the villagers, have a moral duty to light our torches and go burn Frankenstein to death. Monsters must die.
But, the first question is moral correctness. Is this person a monster? Moral correctness must decide our actions, not political correctness.
So, as we gather in the dark, cobbled town square of America, which our ancestors built with such hard labor and high treasure, who is the monster?
Is racial prejudice a monster? Is all prejudice a monster? If prejudice produces hateful speech does that a monster make? Is all hateful speech make all such speakers become monsters?
Let’s choose our monsters carefully.
If prejudice causes oppression, that might be monstrous. If assumptions about race, the pre-judgments, lead to chattel slavery…
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