Roseanne sure stepped in it this time. The only thing I can figure is she forgot she is white. White people can’t go around saying stuff like that. Only black people can say racist things and not be racist. Black people can say “nigger” and nobody blinks an eye. Quentin Tarantino likes to use it but he’s been getting some pushback. I don’t know if Talcum X can say “nigger” or not, but I’d like to see him try.
Maybe Roseanne spent so many years as a Leftist celebrity with the Green and the Peace and Freedom parties that she didn’t realize she was no longer privileged. White conservatives get no slack. If you are a white conservative you have to avoid saying things that can be twisted into a “dogwhistle” in the minds of Leftists.
Roseanne is a big girl. This isn’t the first time she was fired from television, but it’s probably gonna be the last. I’m guessing that she won’t be allowed to do a standard contrition tour on all the talk shows like most disgraced celebrities do. They are going to deplatform her so she can’t explain or perhaps rehabilitate herself. She will have a hard time finding concert venues too.
Racism was socially acceptable in this country until after WWII. The Nazis gave racism a bad name and thoroughly discredited the theory of white supremacy. They took eugenics down with them too. Then the Civil Rights movement pushed the issue of segregation onto the nation’s front burner in the 50’s and 60’s.
Change is always hard, but in a period of less than twenty years, we came a long way. Racism became socially unacceptable, and discrimination became illegal. We needed to change, and we did. America was moving to a colorblind society. We stopped using the offensive terms “Negro” and “colored people” and began using the terms, “black,” “African American,” and “People of color.”
The High Priests of Identity Politics were dismayed and outraged. If we become colorblind, how will black people maintain their permanent victim status? Don’t you know that 400 years of slavery has left scars on the souls of black people? I’m joking, but they aren’t.
It started in academia. There are decades of racial scholarship out there explaining and defining ideas like “blackness” and “white privilege.”
I remember people using the word “nigger” when I was a kid. I almost never hear a white person use that word anymore unless they are using the way I am now. Even then most white people use “the N-word” instead. Except for Quentin Tarantino.
The two vilest words in the English language are “nigger” and “cunt” and while I know what they mean I don’t use them. I don’t think I have ever used either of those words on this blog before today. I think the world would be a better place if no one ever used them again.
But I still hear that word a lot. Because even though white people quit using it, black people use it a lot. They use it far more than it was ever used by The Ku Klux Klan. The only time someone gets in trouble for saying “nigger” is when a white person says it.
It is acceptable in this country to call George W. Bush a “chimp” and to call Donald Trump an orangutan, but it is “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values” to say that Valerie Jarrett is part gorilla. That’s because once upon a time some racist crackers called black people apes, and so for the rest of eternity any reference that connects black people and apes together is deemed racist.
According to the Left, Trump is fanning the flames of racism and his supporters are all Nazis. Do you know what I find offensive? Being called a racist.
Valerie Jarrett deserves to have scorn heaped upon her. She was Obama’s consiglieri, and I have no doubt that she was up to her tits in Spygate. What Roseanne said was offensive, but it wasn’t Roman Polanski getting a standing ovation at the Oscars offensive.
Nobody was injured or killed by Roseanne’s words. She didn’t commit a crime. What she said was clearly protected by the 1st Amendment. Her tweet was crude and distasteful, but Roseanne is a fucking comic. I found her Star Spangled Banner performance to be much more offensive.
So why is the Left going berzerk?
It’s really simple. Roseanne Barr is one of the most prominent Trump supporters in the country. And if they can’t take Trump down, the next best thing is taking down one of his supporters. She DEFIED Hollywood and the media by supporting Trump, and then she rubbed it in their faces with a hit show.
I’m surprised they didn’t try to burn her at the stake as a witch. They still might.
The problem for the Left is that their slavish devotion to Identity Politics is causing a backlash among white people. Not a resurgence of racism, but an increasing sense that we are fed up with this bullshit. Like I have said before, The Era of White Guilt is over. People are getting annoyed. The Left has owned the conversation for too long.