Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Am I offended?

I can't decide whether I am offended or not?

In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?
...‘Canadian' was the new derogatory term that racist Southerners were using to describe persons they would have previously referred to [with the N-word.]

I don't know about you, but no matter what context I hear that word, be it on the street or in a music video, it makes me cringe.

I suppose if you can't keep a racist from slurring, I would much rather hear the word 'Canadian' than any variation of the N-word.

I can understand if you are Black you would be completely offended, but as a Canadian, am I offended? Are you?

Suppose since 'racists' believe the other races are inferior, we can surmise that they believe Canadians are (in their warped minds) somehow inferior to them as well.

Yet I still can't be offended. I have tried, it's just not happening.

Maybe because when I picture someone using these terms, I always picture either a skinhead (no job, living in a militia encampment, dating his sister) or a red neck (no job, gun toting, derelict cars in the front yard, dating his sister) and to me, I can't see where they would feel even remotely superior to me.

Is that my racism?

After all, I am sure people who use these terms are not all as described above but it is the first images that come to mind. So, by being racists, who are they really hurting? Apart from the 15 or 20 children they are siring, do you think they are influencing anyone other than their own counterparts? I think they are doing more harm to their own kind than spreading racism across the country.

What normal person (who wasn't already racist) would listen to the retarded shit they say and go, "Oh ya, that soooo makes sense."

Unless, of course, they were dropped on their head as a child.

Here is the biggest fear. The following is the intro to Idiocracy. A comedy, but something people should really think about.

Maybe we should be less concerned with what they say and focus on reproducing faster than they do.

1 comment:

Val said...

I'm proud to be Canadian, and you can call me geek too! :)