Saturday, November 10, 2012

Jezebel Exposes Young Bigots In-Training

Young people are known for mixing up the sequence "ready, aim, fire" to something more akin to ready, fire, uh...aim", but Tracy Egan Morrissey, over at Jezebel has certainly taken some of the kiddies to 'school' on how responsibility goes hand-in-hand with the First Amendment right to free speech (here).

It seems that quite a few young white folks took to Twitter just after the presidential election to let their worlds know just how they feel about four more years of Mr. Obama. What many had to say was not indicative of good anything...parenting, schooling, coaching or anything else. Mrs. Morrissey/Jezebel simply gave these young people a greater public forum for their youthful vileness. Good for her. It is important for us to know the kids we are raising.

Black parents certainly get a daily dose of what vileness their kids can produce left unattended, but this time around it was white folk's turn to say 'what the hell?'. I also know that kids speak in ways that they were not taught, so I do not automatically blame parents for any particular kid, however, all parents collectively share the blame. You cannot assume that what your kid says in front of you is what they say to others. Parents need to be a little crafty in order to really know their kids - because kids are crafty. And for many parents, it all begins with setting a good example.

In the coming days their will be more made of this, but one thing is for sure, what you say in public forums, electronic or otherwise, follows you and is sticky like syrup. I'm sure Mr. Romney wishes he could take back "self-deportation", "binders of women", "the 47%...", and the like, when he considers how Latinos and women reacted to those words. Mitt certainly wasn't dropping N-bombs, but his gaffes showed that someone could have schooled him a little better about measuring his words.

James C. Collier

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Fuck White People" was also briefly trending on twitter at the time, due to bunches of posts by borderline illiterate black kids celebrating Obama's victory and Romney's defeat.

Twitter is full of black people writing horribly racist anti-white posts all the time, it's not very hard to find.

What are the chances Jezebel will ever write an article about those? Hmmmmm. Hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

That is one of things that get me going when attempting a discussion about stuff like this, the total and complete hypocrisy of the left. They refuse to look at the rule breakers on their side of the fence. Self criticism is impossible with them. It's always someone else doing something and never them. Same with the media. Ignore whatever the left does and always latch on to anything that even remotely can be made to look like conservatives are doing something wrong.
I saw plenty of black racial tweets calling for riots and killing but that is conveniently overlooked. Sickening.

James C. Collier said...
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James C. Collier said...

Anon 6:38, I see no evidence that your argument applies only to the left (as you say). And FTR, this blog has never shied from criticism of any side.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a bunch of sore white losers. Next they will be trying to justify lynchings again.

Cack ster said...

Disgusting! Why do people post such claptrap on twitter?