Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Al Sharpton

He is a race baiting asshole that figuratively spits on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior nearly every time he opens his mouth, but even broken clocks are right twice a day.

This sentence links to the CNN article that inspired this post.

All right, look. I can understand that life lessons and good citizenship can be taught through the use of a cartoon character. I get that.

With that being said, Memin Pinguin is a racist caricature that insults people of African descent with his exaggerated physical features. He just does.

Now, maybe if the owners of this guy want to end this controversy, maybe they could draw Memin in a more conservative fashion. A sixty year old cultural icon can survive an art reboot.

It's things like this that piss me off... the simple refusal to compromise...


Stepho said...

I think that would be a nice compromise. Although I draw the line at putting pants on loony toons. What's with that? I'm not offended by imaginary penises.

Drunken Chud said...

fuck that. people need to get a fucking sense of humor. people are always looking for a reason to pull the race card. this is getting fucking ridiculous.