First off, let me premise this post with this caveat: I DO NOT condone the use of the "N" word by anyone regardless of color. I believe that when one is relegated to the use of said word, they have, more often than not, run out of intelligent responses to a debate and fall back on Neanderthal tactics. Just my opinion.
Earlier this week, Paula Deen, the Southern belle with the nasally voice who touted Southern cuisine, was fired from The Food Network for her past use of that ugly word. Reports today are that Smithfield Pork, who had hired Deen as a spokesman, has pooped in Paula's grits and is in the market for someone to take over endorsements.
Deen admitted having used the one word that will bring blood to an instant boil in the past. While I would expect something more from a seemingly intelligent business woman, my question is simple: Why are some past mistakes completely excoriated by the left and put into the "unforgivable" category while others are not?
During the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Mark Fuhrman, a detective with the LAPD, was severely discredited in his testimony because he had, in the past, used the racial slur. O.J. "I won't stop looking for the real killer." Simpson walked. Evidently, the perpetrator of those crimes was on a golf course somewhere because O.J. played a LOT of golf shortly thereafter. Why was the past use of the "n" word by Fuhrman so relevant to the testimony of the facts of the case at hand?
Those who agree with the liberal template of utopia seem to get a pass. Many rap records have used the same word as have many black youth to each other with no repercussions. Why? I mean, if it's wrong for one person to use it, wouldn't common sense dictate that it's wrong across the board?
Liberals are so quick to ostracize anyone who violates their code of conduct. Former U.S. Senator Trent Lott was pressured to step down due to his remarks of the late Strom Thurmond's failed presidential candidacy. Thurmond, an old Southern Dixiecrat who was elected to Congress during segregation, served 48 years in Congress. Yet, the late Robert Byrd, a senator from West Virginia, was held up as a pillar of the Democratic Party for many years despite Byrd's tenure as a member and high-ranking official within his local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. I guess when you have a "D" after your name, the libs can forgive anything.
Liberal forgiveness doesn't extend only to matters concerning race. For many years, the liberal mindset has been that child molesters in prison can be rehabilitated and deserve a second chance. They have implored that released sex offenders not have the crimes they were convicted of held against them when reentering society. I submit that the second chance those scumbags get is to do the very thing that landed them in jail to begin with. Yet, those who claim to have everyone's civil rights at heart can't get past someone else's past transgressions when those sins offend the left. Can yinz say "hypocrisy"? I knew ya could.
Forgiveness is a matter left to the transgressor and their higher power, whatever that may be. For many, including myself, the words "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." ring true, and, as long as Paula and God are squared away, that's all that matters.
Hey libs!! The past is gone and it ain't coming back. Examine your own past mistakes and be thankful that someone was willing to forgive you before passing judgment. We all make mistakes and strive to move forward. Can yinz? *crickets*
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