Friday, April 13, 2007
Crystal Gail Mangum: Nappy-Headed Ho?
Satire by John W. Lillpop
Because life in these United States is as close to Heaven as God sees fit to permit, liberals and the main stream media are at a loss to find vitally important issues with which to consistently excite voters and news consumers.
As a result, America's leftist politicians and media have wasted more than a week and untoward quantities of ink and broadband on "inflammatory" comments made by an aging cowboy-hippie who purports to be a nationally syndicated radio DJ.
"Purports" is the appropriate verb, since no living soul has ever actually listened to Don Imus in the morning, or at any other time of the day or night for that matter.
With the exception, that is, of a 10-second interlude in which Imus called Rutgers' basketball players "nappy-headed hos."
That 10 seconds of edgy satire has escalated into “Breaking News Headlines” that have forced the president of the United States and several candidates for his job to weigh in on the ultra-sensitive topic.
In addition, "nappy-headed hos" almost toppled both the NBC and CBS networks, and has ratcheted racial tensions to a level not seen since those who pulverized Rodney King were acquitted.
All of this over a silly, non-story that should have ended when the I-man apologized.
However, Imus can be faulted for not apologizing to the Black Caucus on Capitol Hill.
Moreover, it is rumored that the I-Man has yet to atone for his sins by sending a dozen flowers to the grave of Jackie Robinson, the black player who crashed baseball's race barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers 60 years ago.
Better get with it, Imus, because the Robinson anniversary will soon be history.
Worse of all, while groveling before the Shakedown King of New York City, AKA the Reverend Al Sharpton, Imus had the temerity to use the bitterly racist slur "you people."
Better send two dozen flowers and a bottle of expensive wine, I-man!
The I-man's arrogant, flagrant, and willful use of free speech has sent mainstream media and liberal politicians scurrying to altars of political correctness in order to worship before, and appease, the god of diversity and tolerance.
A live human sacrifice was deemed necessary, and Don Imus seemed to be the logical candidate to quell the pagan lust for eradicating free speech; thus, the kerfuffle cost the I-man his gigs on radio and television.
Meanwhile, a very serious story has been all but been ignored.
Crystal Gail Mangum is the young black stripper who attempted to ruin the lives of three Duke University students by falsely accusing the three of rape.
On April 12, the attorney general of North Carolina came forward and flatly declared the three young men "innocent of these charges."
In other words, Crystal Gail Mangum is a liar.
A damnable liar who people like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and other race-baiting shysters have exploited to bolster the notion that African-Americans are still powerless victims of rampant racism at the hands of white people.
The truth is that Crystal Gail Mangum's despicable lies and behavior have done far more damage to the black community than Don Imus could even hope to accomplish in a year of dopey "nappy-headed ho's" gaffes.
So just what are the "reverends" doing to assure that Mangum's rape fraud does not become a stereotype of black women stalking white college athletes for cash dividends?
Perhaps these "Black Angels" are working to assure that Mangum is punished to the full extent of the law so that legitimate claims will continue to be taken seriously?
Not a chance!
For his part, the Reverend Jesse Jackson sees the rotting carcass of Don Imus as god's answer to his prayers for more black faces and voices in the media.
In fact, Jackson urged MSNBC to dump the I-man and to hire black talent in his stead.
MSNBC appears to have complied, at least with respect to dumping Imus.
Not to be outdone when it comes to milking the racism cash cow, the Reverend Al Sharpton is licking his chops at the prospect of legal action that would redistribute funds from the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer to more worthy black causes.
Like the Al Sharpton Happiness and Retirement Annuity, Al?
The bottom line: Triangulating alleged hate speech into employment and financial opportunities is obviously more important to Jackson and Sharpton than working to preserve the dignity and integrity of the black community.
Sad, but true.
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.
Posted by John W Lillpop at 4:29 PM