When I was a child, when someone said something that was inappropriate to me or untrue about me, I simply said “sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me”.
In 2011, words can kill!
News reports are currently permeated with stories about how people are being criticized, ostracized, fined or fired for saying something that is politically incorrect.
Multiple professional athletes have currently been chastised for saying a gay slur.
Ain’t no power like Gay Power! Oh, I’m sorry. You can’t say anything about Jews either.
No disrespect to either group of individuals. I love my neighbors of all sexual persuasions and all religious preferences.
My question is why can’t you say things about gays and Jews when you can say what you want to about almost everybody else?
Look at pro basketball. No player is constantly or purposefully on the court gay bashing but in the heat of the moment, it would not be unusual to hear some words that players wouldn’t normally say.
Cameras caught a couple of basketball players on the bench utter a word that is offensive to gays. Both players apologized but were still fined large sums of money.
No problem with me. However, all of the National Basketball Association teams and players combined couldn’t afford to pay if players got fined for saying “nigger”. If you’re courtside like I was when I covered pro basketball for The Associated Press you’ll hear the so-called N-word countless times on every night at every game!
To be honest, it doesn’t bother me to hear or be called something negative. No matter who you are or what you do someone will not like you and chose to disparage you.
I also want readers of The Gantt Report to know how economics related to the fervor over anti-gay or anti-Jewish comments.
Some Jews and some gays control far more economically than their percentages
of the world’s citizens would seem to indicate.
When a Jewish government official makes an address to Congress the Jewish politician gets a bigger and louder standing ovation than President Barack Obama would get.
The Democrats, Republicans, Blacks, Whites, liberals and conservatives crawl all over each other trying to convince anyone watching how beloved Israel is. There are not enough Jewish Americans in any city or state to elect hordes of Jewish politicians but there are more than enough political action committees ran by people that know what a Tora is. You probably don’t know that many, if not most, of America’s Cuban elected officials are Jewish.
Anyway, be careful about what you say about Jews and gays. You can research it yourself because I don’t really want to write about it buy gays are pretty predominant and powerful in Washington, D.C. too. (Buy Gantt’s book “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing” If you would like to see a Gantt Report Video Blog tell Lucius at (www.allworldconsultants.net)