I posted this in the comments last night but it’s a slow news day so I promoted it to the front page:
On his Friday podcast, comedian and top-rated Carolla Digital podcaster Adam Carolla delivered a stern rebuke to all the “hypocritical pussies” out there, in reaction to a March 5 story from Huffington Post-San Francisco’s Robin Wilkey that portrayed his exchange earlier this month with Democratic California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as racist.
“The Huffington Post has come out with a story that says ‘Adam Carolla to Gavin Newsom: ‘What’s wrong with blacks and Latinos?’’” Carolla said. “That’s not what I said to Gavin Newsom. I didn’t bring up blacks and Latinos. He brought up blacks and Latinos. But let me take this moment to now talk to all the pussies that are out there trying to stir things up and turn me into a racist. I got news for you: Me saying parents should stick around and raise the children – me saying families and cultures should focus on education — is not radical or revolutionary. It’s the fucking truth.”
Carolla, author of “Not Taco Bell Material,” said that while Newsom is quick to blame “the system,” Newsom happens to be a part of what’s wrong that system.
“You are the system, Gavin Newsom,” Carolla said. “Fix the system, but you won’t fix the system, because you know what it takes to fix the system and you’re a fucking coward. And guys like Huffington Post — you guys fucking line up behind these people and let me tell you something, you guys all have blood on your hands, because the problem could be fixed. It’s a problem, and it’s a problem that involves bodies. People die every year.”
“There’s people getting shot,” Carolla added. “There’s brown people shooting other brown people on the streets of Chicago every fucking day of the week. And you guys sit there silently. If it was a Sandy Hook situation or anything else, you’d be all up in arms. But you can’t say a word, so you sit there with your fucking coward hands over your fucking little cowardly soup coolers. And then when somebody has the guts to say something — to speak the truth for fucking one hot second, you jump up his ass and call him a racist. Thus, you silence the media. Now you perpetuate the problem.”
Yes, I realize that Adam Corolla is a sexist pig who uses really foul language. But he is right.
There is a sickness in the soul of black culture. It is NOT genetic. It is not a problem common to all black Americans. It is a chronic and deadly disease that is epidemic in the black American subculture.
Yes, I know about the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow segregation. Those are horrible blights upon our national history. But we have black children being born today whose grandparents were born after the end of the Civil Rights struggle. Nor is this disease confined to black culture in the formerly slave-owning and segregated South. This “social” disease infects black culture in the deep South, in the industrial North and way out West in California.
It is a cultural cancer that denigrates traditional values like education, hard work and monogamy while glorifying drugs, violence and irresponsible sexual behavior.
A lot of what has happened to the black community is indeed the fault of white people, but not in the way the pols think.
In the normal course of life, every group gets feedback from society around them. This is a good thing. If the Mormons are marrying multiple 12-year-olds, eventually the greater society says, HEY, STOP THAT FREAKY SHIT. And so they did. Societal feedback works.
What white liberal society did, in their guilt over our admitted past sins, was to cut the black community off completely from the normal, necessary feedback loop that any subgroup in a greater society needs. It was short-circuited entirely. No one wants to say STOP THAT SHIT. Instead, we are told that gang symbols, thuggery, violent attitudes toward women, and fathering children willy nilly is their “culture”, and “keepin’ it real” so we must tread carefully. Bullshit.
What we are seeing is the result, after a few generations, of a societal sub-group being deliberately and systemically isolated from the the natural feedback of approval/disapproval, this works/that doesn’t work, that all the rest of us learn and prosper and succeed by.
That’s not “sensitivity”, that’s fucking cruel, infantilizing, and destructive.
The worst part is that many leaders of the black community have grown fat by helping to keep their own people in virtual chains.
One thing is certain – what we have been doing for the past 50 years ain’t working. America is supposed to be a land of opportunity. Other groups from all over the world endure hardship to come here and once they arrive they start following the same path as generations of immigrants before them. But the black community remains mired in chronic poverty, illiteracy, crime and single-parenthood.
And anyone who tries to talk bluntly and honestly about what is wrong and what needs to be done about it gets labeled a racist and is marginalized. Even if they are black.
Exit question: What has Touré Neblett ever done to improve the lives of any black person not named Neblett?