King, Excalibur, and his Holy Grail….
a look at the recent GOP war on everyone but white privileged males
by Laurie Olmon, Minnesota NOW Affirmative Action Task Delegate
I am a Monty Python fan, and with every “he said what?” statement over the last year, I couldn’t help but picture King Arthur with clopping coconuts traversing the countryside in search of knights to help in his quest.
We all remember New York Rep. Peter King’s hearing that posed the question: why isn’t the American Muslim community doing anything to curb domestic terrorism? Kansas Rep. Pete De Graaf likening carrying a spare tire is like preparing for getting pregnant after being raped. Many times this year and last, I have heard that public assistance recipients should be sterilized, are nothing but lazy and dumb, and whores and sluts. Mr. Ben Stein, who is not the first man in this country to say “how do we know she’s telling the truth, he’s a respected man, she’s just doing this to get attention”. Joe Soucheray made a recent statement that he’s “not a woman because he finds football dangerous” because his reader’s asked him if he was going to purchase frilly things. Finally, that this is God’s country over and over again…..God’s country huh? I’m sorry, but biased, bigoted, racist, opinions like these make me beg to differ. It also calls to question the following , since the Mr. Privileged Club continues to make “smack your forehead” type of statements:
Why aren’t rednecks doing anything to curb meth labs and trashy trailer parks?
Why aren’t Catholics doing anything to stop the pedophile problem?
Why aren’t teachers creating well behaved, smart children?
Why aren’t old people doing anything about Alzheimer’s?
Why aren’t the poor curing poverty?
Why haven’t the disabled cured disability?
Why aren’t people of color fixing the racism problem?
Why aren’t white middle-aged men fixing the divorce problem (or should I say the cheating problem)?
Why haven’t women stopped domestic violence?
Why haven’t veterans cured the PTSD, homeless, and suicide epidemic?
Why haven’t little girls abolished the sex slave problem?
Why haven’t banks, car makers, and Wall Street fixed the economy?
Why aren’t students stopping the bullies?
So Mr. King, Mr. De Graaf, Mr. Soucheray, Mr. Stein, and many more of the “fear for your privilege!” group. You are master of your madness, emperor of your entitlement, lord of your lunacy, and king of your crap. But most of all, you are part of the conglomerate that refuses to learn from our history when we put Japanese and German Americans in internment camps, fought over the right to have slaves, whites were superior and therefore segregated, and pedophile priests still get away with crimes. Until this country learns from its history it will continue to repeat its hypocrisy. Until then, we get to listen to the the clip clop of coconuts and eventually the call of…..