I hate Political correctness because it clouds good sense. It creates artificial obstacles to our ability to handle issues in our society. It adds the “you can’t do that because he’s..” or “you must do that because he’s..”. What a person is should no longer factor into how they are treated. They must be judged by their behavior, attitude and performance, and nothing else.
But we can’t get away from it because each time someone steps up the chorus of PC lovers shout that person down, THEN try to ruin the person’s life.
However, there have been a couple of situations popping up in our PC driven society that are going to be a joy for me to watch unfold, not because I like the harm caused by the acts, but I will love to see how they get themselves out from under the mess PC has caused.
First, there is the case of Ray Rice, who beat his girlfriend, now wife, on camera. PC demands he be thrown out of society, lose his job, lose his ability to make a living in order to support his wife and family. Yet, Ray Rice is black. Ray Rice came from a part of our society we have allowed the glorification of female abuse in music, the culture and in our media. We don’t flinch when rap music talks about “slapping those bitches.” In fact, our PC society rewards the artists with money, gold and..well bitches.
We look the other way when our black culture abuses young women because well “you can’t say anything because they are…”
However, we have made domestic violence a third rail in the PC world. Abusing your spouse is wrong. Knocking her out and then standing over her like she was a piece of meat and dragging her like a sack of corn meal- on video- is REALLY wrong! Yet, Ray Rice has a reputation of doing good things for the community and being a nice guy. So was this a one time thing? It was obvious both of them were at each other, so is there a less than stellar victimhood here for the wife?
A couple of generations ago, during my youth, there was a golden rule- you didn’t hit a woman. Feminism has demanded women be treated like men. Over the last twenty yers or so, we’ve seen women literally morph into men as far as attitude and violent behavior. ESPECIALLY in the black culture. Something the liberal white elites simply don’t get.
Here’s a couple.
So, does the rule still apply?
Let’s put that aside for another day. You know how I feel about the cancer of glorification of thug behavior. Let’s talk about race vs feminism in the light of the NFL.
First and foremost, I support the NFL if it decides to be the FIRST organization in America to no longer tolerate thug/criminal/abusive behavior as a term for employment. Somebody has to start that ball rolling in the nation!
However, IF they decide to do this, it must be applied equally across the board. A third stringer goes, a star goes on equal charges.
But the problems this creates are many and deep. The first one that comes to mind is the issue of culture (not necessarily race but that will be the argument). IF the NFL says to teams that they will suffer the loss of highly paid player if that player commits a crime, then the teams will do what is prudent- background checks on potential players in order to see past behavior. Past behavior is indicative of future behavior. Not a bad idea, it is done in a number of field, including law enforcement.
But that will come at a price. Some of the best athletes come from troubled backgrounds. And sometimes the opportunity of playing pro sports gets them out. (Ray Lewis for example.) So does the NFL say you can come in, just leave your thug behavior and life behind? Is one offense the end all- like apparently it will be for Ray Rice? Is there a sliding scale?
And of course, will the activists in the black community point out the obvious. If the NFL demands a squeaky clean record, then, much like the city of Ferguson, the NFL won’t find many qualified black players. That equals racism, as you have noticed.
And then the fun begins. Feminists and DV advocates will demand a good man play sports. The fans and the black activists will scream racism, because far too many young black players grew up in the thug community and were in trouble. It would take a full generation of up and coming players to adjust their personal lives BEFORE entering the league to shake out the troublemakers. A kid that is ten now will have to realize if he wants to play he needs to stay clean- no drugs, no gangs, no fighting, no crime. And that poor kid will have to do that in an environment where if he does try to stay clean he might end up dead at the hands of fellow blacks thinking he’s gone “Uncle Tom” on them.
That’s how it is in the real world. So, what to do? Do we continue to look the other way why a culture grows kids who think beating and abusing women is a rite of passage? Or do we hold the paycheck as the carrot, and living like a thug for the rest of your life being the stick? And do we stop there in the NFL?
How about the law? Are judges and lawyers going to be held to the same career ending level of behavior?
An Alabama federal judge was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge early Sunday after he allegedly hit his wife when she accused him of infidelity.
U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, who was a registered Republican before he held the mallet, is known for sentencing former Alabama governor and Democrat Don Siegelman to prison on bribery charges.
But this time it’s Judge Mark Fuller, 55, who might have to take the stand.
According to the police report, the federal judge and his wife, Kelli Fuller, 41, both admit to an altercation but each blamed the other for the blowout that happened at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Sunday.
Mark Fuller said he was watching television when his wife threw a drinking glass at him as she accused him of cheating with a law clerk in his Montgomery office. He told officers that he was defending himself when he grabbed her hair and threw her to the ground.
And that could be very true, which swings back into the feminism “treat me like a man” moment. A man screams at another man, throws a drink on him and then ends up on the ground stunned. Nobody goes to jail. Just saying…
And if you think it is a race thing, this is that judge.
But then there is THIS judge. Remember, PC is an issue.
CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance T. Mason has been indicted for an Aug. 2 attack on his wife, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Tuesday afternoon.
A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Mason, 47, on two counts of kidnapping, a first-degree felony; three counts of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; one count of domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor; and two counts of endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor.
But what did he do?
Court documents reflect that Mason hit his wife with his fists, slammed her head against the dashboard and bit her.
They have been married since 2005 and separated this past March.
In a 9-1-1 call, his wife told dispatchers he threw her out of the car, beat her and then drove off with the children.
Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court records show that Aisha Mason filed for divorce Aug. 4, citing extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.
Oh THAT!…. The old “beat the piss out of you and throw you from the car” trick. Not good. And then when they went to his house…
Cleveland.com reported that authorities confiscated a cache of weapons from inside the judge’s home for “safe keeping”:
- About 2,300 live rounds of various calibers
- Nearly 500 shotgun slugs
- A Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun
- A Winchester shotgun
- A 50-shell shotgun belt
- A FNH P90 semi-automatic rifle still in the box
- A JLD Enterprises Inc. PTR-91 semi-automatic rifle with a scope
- A Smith & Wesson handgun
- A Springfield Armory .40 caliber-handgun
- A sword
- Four canisters of smoke grenades
- A KDH bulletproof vest
- A Jaguar knife
So should both men go to jail and lose their careers, their ability to make money and eat because they beat a woman? Will the federal judge, who we can argue did quite a bit less in DV incident get treated different than the Ohio judge who just, well whupped himself into some legit jail time?
(PS- the FHN P90 is the same caliber that Hasan used in Fort Hood. If the judge decides to make a statement one day- he’ll do some serious damage.)
If that happens, will Al and Jessie show up, dragging Eric and Barack behind them to scream racism? If NEITHER go to jail because of their protected profession, will the feminist scream holy hell?
If you’ll note our vaunted NOW gang isn’t yelling at Ray Rice as much as they are yelling at the big money and far safer target played by Roger Goodell. This is a man trying to manage a herd of not so easy to manage people. To blame him is easy. To understand his plight takes a little more effort. He represents billions of dollars. He is in his position because a bunch of very rich Type A personalities think he can manage their billion dollar investments. He has to market to the entire nation a product of professional football players made up of all kinds of characters, good and bad. And the bad ones who are special get a pass. That’s the business.
Adrian Peterson is a good example of the professional thug. He is a great football player. A year or so ago, everybody felt bad when one of his kids died. He went to the funeral, which as it turned out, was one of the few times he actually saw the kid. Why? Because Adrian has baby mommas all over the nation. When he quits playing million dollar football, he’s screwed. Beating his kid with a switch caused him to get arrested, and his post football commentator opportunities to dwindle. (Again, is that fair?)
Baby No. 5, who’s living with her mom in Minnesota, is a 3-month-old daughter, decked out adorably in a purple-and-gold onesie proclaiming her love for the Vikings, her fast-and-loose father’s franchise, according to TMZ.com.
Peterson, 28, has admitted that he only saw the boy for the first time after the child was in a coma.
It was unclear if Peterson has met his little fan/daughter, but the baby’s mother said she was upset over the little boy’s death.
“Today has been a long day finding out my [daughter’s] brother passed away and knowing that she never even got to meet him,” the mother, a steak-house waitress, said on her Facebook page, according to TMZ.com. The Web site said the girl’s birth certificate lists Peterson as the last name.
But another woman has come forward to say she is the mother of another Peterson child — a 4-year-old boy — and that the running back has fathered enough children to run offense on seven-on-seven drills.
So what about that behavior- or is having kids out of wedlock okay?
As I write this, Jessie Jackson has already complained the NFL hiring three women to work on the DV problem wasn’t good enough, because they were white.