A phrase you will hear every now and then is "when are blacks going to stop waiting for a handout?" I saw it in print last night while reading commentary by Roy Blount Jr. in the Oxford American, whose latest edition is dedicated to race (that means its only about black people in America) this month.

I chuckled a bit after reading that phrase - it wasn't a half an hour earlier that I'd watched a news clip on The Larry King Show that featured a small group of protesters going from house to house in Connecticut to demonstrate in front of the mansions and estates of AIG executives.

If you've been watching the news, reading the newspaper (SUBSCRIBE NOW - THEY NEED THE MONEY), or surfing the web the last two weeks, you can probably understand why I was busy trying out that age-old phrase, one that is often uttered by those who feel that hundreds of years of racial discrimination should be bygones, with a substitution of my own.

When are these white men going to stop waiting for a handout?


The alliteration between "handout" and "bailout" does not escape me. Because that's what it feels like right now - that there is absolutely no difference between the two.

The only people I see on my TV these days, arguing with Congress about how much they think they should make even though their businesses would closed by now without taxpayer assistance, or pouting to cable news analysts about the severity of their company’s situation, are white people. White men in particular. They all seem to be waiting for the government to do something to help them now that they are in trouble.

And I imagine we are about due now for another bombshell announcement in your local newspaper (THE MOST INFORMATION YOU CAN GET FOR THE MONEY) about yet another "paragon of investing virtue" whose financial chicanery will be unveiled as a total fraud. There have been several who have been uncovered in the last few months, including Allan Stanford, the "billionaire" from Texas whose tight lipped exhortations were prominently featured on CNBC on a regular basis. Haven’t seen one black face in the bunch.

This racial stereotype has gotten so bad that the CEO of Dominos Pizza, in a commercial that skewers the whole bailout fiasco, is walking down what is supposed to be a New York City street amid a gang of Dominos delivery guys who are handing out boxes of their "bailout special" pizza to everybody on the street when he pauses to snatch a box back from a pinstriped suited, grey haired, gruff looking white man, yelling "sorry, Mr. Hedge Fund."

If I see one more white guy get accused of a multi-million dollar financial fraud scheme, I'm going to call the Justice Department myself. This racial profiling has simply got to stop.

Now that I think about it, how come they aren't arresting more black Wall Street criminals? Are you telling me that the Asians aren't smart enough to commit these kinds of crimes? That East Indians don't have the resolve and fortitude necessary to carry out these dastardly deeds?

I can be in the kitchen, rinsing off the dishes while the news is on - I don't even have to look up when they start talking about "millions believed lost in the latest Ponzi scheme." I can see the straight hair, the pale skin, the blue suit, along with the affable smile that radiates nothing but goodwill without even looking at the screen.

I predict a new look will be coming into style soon among the rich well-financed. It will consist of rumpled clothes of unknown origin, a buzz cut, wrinkles, and bags under the eyes. The fashion mavens in the Style section of your local newspaper (YOU WILL MISS THEM WHEN THEY ARE GONE - SUBSCRIBE TODAY) will dub it the "I Actually Work For My Money" look. Because we all know that when white men get mad as hell, and decide they aren't going to take it anymore, they just dig in and outwork everybody else so they can regain total world domination by the sweat of their brow, right?

Nope - they revolt. Secede. Take other people's property and rename it as their own. Shoot a few folks if they get in the way.

Which is how you get British colonies that become the United States of America. Or, in its most recent incarnation, the Glen Beck led group of insurgents known as "We Surround Them", along with those infamous "Tea Parties" that are supposed to be taking place all over the country This small but determined fragment of America's white population, along with their favorite token minority self hate monger, Michelle Malkin, have decided that they are tired of their values and their way of life being rejected by the government, and the rest of the public that doesn't agree with them. They are ready to "take back the country."


When, oh when are these white people going to stop waiting for somebody to give them something?


Oh well. I guess I'll be turning on the TV in a few minutes to see yet another privileged group of white men, who insist they they and they alone are entitled to hold the opinions that count on the economy, the government, and the president.

It's only a matter of time before this bunch starts whining about losing its lack of influence.




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41 comments:

Monroe Anderson said...

Another good one, Brown Man. Pretty soon we'll all be singing "The ol' boys network ain't what it used to be, ain't what it used to be, ain't what it used to be."

(My apologies to "The Old Gray Mare."

Miranda said...

Hammer. Meet. Nail.

Carole said...
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Carole said...

Hi, I already commented over at TPM, but I enjoyed this longer version. Well said.

By the way, I'm down the road in Decatur.

(seashell)

Anonymous said...

Racist Joke About Malkin Incident (Fox Sports 970) Inappropriate!

Pittsburgh Penguins standout and NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin should answer to the NHL for his disgraceful hit to the head of Kings forward Wayne Simmonds in the waning seconds of the Penguins’ 4-1 victory over the Kings Friday at Pittsburgh.

Malkin got his left shoulder into Simmonds’ face as Simmonds was pursuing the puck, and the blow clearly dazed Simmonds for a few seconds. It was a needless, senseless play seconds before the end of a game that had been decided — and it’s exactly the kind of shot to the head that the NHL claims it’s intent on ending.

Wayne Simmonds is a professional ice hockey player, currently playing as a right wing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is one of a small number of black players in the league. A right-handed shooter, Simmonds was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 61st overall.

It’s inappropriate to recite the racist joke that the men at Fox Sports 970 decided to share about the Malkin incident Saturday evening. In short, they thought it was hysterically funny to make a racist joke about the NHL being racist, the color of the puck, and the like. It obviously likens Wayne Simmonds to a hockey puck and played on a long-standing African-American racist slur.

To Pittsburgh’s absolute shame and regret no one made a fuss about how inappropriate the racist joke was. As a city we should do something more! But, what?

Apparently, Fox Sports 970 wanted tongues furiously wagging, enraged emails, letters and phone calls pouring in. Now they will put forth the predictable defense calling this a parody, a free speech right, and harmless spoofery.

George Lopez, D.L. Hughley and Eddie Murphy all talk about race in their jokes. However, they understand the fine line between what is funny and what is truly offensive. People who don’t get this go into entertainment purgatory and pay for their sins. Can you say Don Imus?

Will Simmonds get any justice?

Similar to the drawing, from famed cartoonist Sean Delonas (a cartoon likening the author of the stimulus bill, perhaps President Barack Obama, with a rabid chimpanzee graced the pages of the New York Post), the Fox Sports 970 racist joke was rife with violent imagery and racial undertones.

Nonetheless, the most important question? Does the NHL apply equally to grunts and superstars.

No consideration should be given to the fact that the Penguins are in the thick of a playoff race. Malkin should have considered that before he delivered that very dangerous blow to Simmonds’ head.

First known as “970 The Burgh,” today, WBGG-AM calls itself “Fox Sports Radio 970.” It is one of the premier destinations for Pittsburgh-area sports fans, serving as a flagship for the Steelers, Penguins and University of Pittsburgh Radio Networks.

toddelliottkoger.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Apparently you don't watch much hockey, but you would probably put up a powerful defense if someone was about to crush you. The hit by Malkin has nothing to do with whatever joke you are referring to.

The Ornery Conservative said...

Wow. There should be a disclaimer that says "do not read if you are educated or white." Being both, I'm offended at two levels. First of all, stereotypes are true of groups as a whole. So, when people say "blacks need to stop looking for a handout" its because blacks are on welfare with a 500% higher frequency than whites.

"Oh well. I guess I'll be turning on the TV in a few minutes to see yet another privileged group of white men, who insist they they and they alone are entitled to hold the opinions that count on the economy, the government, and the president."

I have a better idea. Read the writings of our Founding Fathers, and you'll instead realize that Comrade Obama and his corrupt cronies are trying to implement policies that are 100% antithetical to the ideas of the Founding Fathers and dream that is America. Do that, and you'll instead want to join these educated, thinking, white men (like Glenn Beck) who are striving to preserve the integrity of constitution. Or you could just keep saying Obama is going to buy us everything we want; let's just keep watching him destroy our country.

Here's the real problem with blacks. Yes, I'm stereotyping because stereotypes are true of the majority. Blacks keep depending on the Democratic party to give them everything. Oh. you'll bailout my mortgage, give me free health care, pay for my childrens' education, and refund tax money that I never paid. Great. That's much better than this guy that tells me to be man and take care of my own. But guess what? Blacks have been voting Democrat for how long now and where has it gotten you? The sooner the black community stands up and says "I'm responsible for what happens to me" the sooner they'll break the holds of poverty. Being responsible for yourself is empowering and a necessary step to being successful.

Unfortunately, too many guys like you practice self and group delusion and tell yourselves that there's not really a problem in the black community. What we need is more black leaders like Bill Cosby to tell it like it is and urge people to make a change instead of just perpetuating the problem.

Brown Man said...

Ornery Conservative, I make fun of everybody:


The "Trickle Up" Effect: Give Blacks Bailout Money


If you, or whoever else out here in the blogoshere who stops by here that is a Rush Limbaugh listener or a fan of Sean Hannity or Glen Beck doesn't understand over the top humor, you may be taking these guys too seriously, cause this is in the same vein as "Halfrican" - painfully biting satire that seems to hit some of you sensitive white guy types right between the eyes.

I had absolutely no choice, when I read that age-old sentence YET AGAIN, but to quit laughing so hard at the absurdity of this old Southern man's ingrained beliefs and dash off my own sepia toned lament just to show how RIDICULOUS it is to typify an entire race by the actions of a distinct minority.

For those of you like the Ornery Conservative who think this post is unfair - is there a word that is more of a bottom-of-the-barrel, I-can't think-of-anything-else-that-makes-sense plaintive cry than "unfair"? - write your own damn satire. You'll find its harder to do than it looks, whether you're white or black.

To those of you whose mothers didn't drop you on your head when you were young (I'm not sure whether or not you make the cut here, Ornery Conservative), which allowed you to retain enough working brain cells to be able to appreciate the kind of finer, more nuanced humor I fancy - thank you for your kind words of praise.

But if we step back a little at this juncture, and look at the big picture:

AIG probably lost a million bucks in the time it took me to write this reply to my sensitive white friend, Mr. Ornery Conservative - who, I might add, is ALWAYS welcome to come back and learn a little something.

I'm pretty good at pissing away money myself, but I could see where it might take a highly trained specialist to keep it up hour after hour. Now, if I were standing in the hallway of the AIG derivatives trading group - or the Goldman Sachs derivatives trading group, or the JP Morgan derivatives trading group - ANY derivatives trading group, for that matter - something tells me I could count the number of black people out of these hundreds of employees on my fingers and toes and still have a few left over.

Have you waved goodbye to your tax dollars today? Sadly, this is the part that does not discriminate.

BM

texmom said...

I believe the government and media are doing a great job with the "divide and conquer" concept. While we are busy fighting (black and white, conservative and liberal), they are busy destroying the Constitution and taking away our freedoms as rapidly as possible. We are all being distracted on purpose. Everyone should be concerned when this administration refuses to accept money banks are trying to pay back to get out of TARP. They don't want to be paid back....they'd have to give up control. Everyone should be concerned when they are trying to pass bills that would destroy small and organic farmers, leaving all of our food supply to international big business. This stuff is happening on a daily basis while we all argue about who is guiltier....those with brown eyes or those with blue.

bluepitbull said...

Wow, nice comeback:

Brown Man said...
Ornery Conservative, I make fun of everybody

Your attempt to smear an honest political movement is at the very least, racist. At the most it is a sophomoric look at conservative culture.

A deeper, more critical look would show that there are people of all races and backgrounds participating in this.

The only people looking for a handout are people that voted for this empty suit that fronts our country.

jim treacher said...

When, oh when are these white people going to stop waiting for somebody to give them something?

Their own money, you mean? I guess they should just give it all to the government and hope to get a little bit back.

MelfromCali said...

Brown Man, Your so-called 'over-the-top humor' is not funny or productive. It is however divisive. But you already knew that, so great job, keep it up... Your parents must be so proud!

Anonymous said...

I think it's clear who the whiner is

mishu said...

This brown guy's a racist.

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your site. I am disgusted with the direction our country is going and would hope all who enjoy liberty would join in these protests by the "tea parties". Both parties have sold the American people out to "K" Street lobbyists. We need to get the message across that we are not going to take.

Anonymous said...

Is the author claiming that whites don't have the same rights as other Americans? That they cannot protest what they believe are grave mistakes that will cause us all to suffer?

If he is trying to make this a white vs black thing, does he mean that socialism is more representative of what black folk want?

He might simply be trying to be ironic about how white folks are now protesting (presumably because they're all formerly rich and now scared) when it used to thought that only the poor (does he mean black, again). If that's what he's doing, then he's just an ass.

Anonymous said...

Michelle Malkin does NOT spew hate. She exposes hate.

Takeshi said...

So the US of A were created by taking other people's property?

I find this "view" of history to be most disturbing. What is it based upon? What drugs did the writer consume to come to such a conclusion?

Obviously the author wants to live under the thumb of an absolutist dictator.

May I suggest the author and all his followers move to Cuba or North Korea?

Anonymous said...

They buffoon who wrote this thinks he's clever?

Middle class whites are opposing the handouts/bailouts supported by President Hopie Change and every member of the Congressional Black Circus.

Why would Hopie Change and the Black Circus vote to bailout rich white folks? Because they are owned. Because they heard their master's voice.

Anonymous said...

Simply put, the author of this trash is a racist pig.

Nate said...

Hey, Brown Man- want to hear a "non-white" conservative? He's in your own front yard. He's Herman Cain- and he's on WSB. A true conservative. Or Joe Sowell. The point is that Obama is a Marxist and is violating our Constitution. It is not black or white or you talking about who is getting the "handout". Once you begin to rant about who is getting what from the govt. handout, you have left conservatism. It is the very fact we have devolved into "who's getting what" as political discourse, which alarms conservatives. We will exercise our rights, and change will become a verb and not an adjective of a fascist black or white man. Get it? You will.

Traffic Cop Timmy said...

Sir, I resent your arrogant generalizations, racist remarks, and stereotyping. Your picture of the cigar-smoking white man is not lost on me. You should be ashamed of yourself.

I will be attending my local Tea Party to support the Constitution of the United States as created by our Founding Fathers. If you have already read it, you should read it again. I am a 57 year old, caucasion male. My first job was at a chicken farm in Connecticut. I lasted 4 hours. I worked my way through high school and college. I have collected unemployment once in my life while looking for another job. I am married, no children, have never been arrested, and I am hoping that my Social Security will be there waiting for me when I retire in 4 years.

Sir, some of us are just regular people. Perhaps you should should come out of the bubble you live in and meet some of us, talk with us and learn from us.

Traffic Cop Timmy said...

Sir, I read your response to The Ornery Conservative. Please let me know what part of this statement is satire:

Because we all know that when white men get mad as hell, and decide they aren't going to take it anymore, they just dig in and outwork everybody else so they can regain total world domination by the sweat of their brow, right?

Nope - they revolt. Secede. Take other people's property and rename it as their own. Shoot a few folks if they get in the way.

Which is how you get British colonies that become the United States of America. Or, in its most recent incarnation, the Glen Beck led group of insurgents known as "We Surround Them", along with those infamous "Tea Parties" that are supposed to be taking place all over the country This small but determined fragment of America's white population, along with their favorite token minority self hate monger, Michelle Malkin, have decided that they are tired of their values and their way of life being rejected by the government, and the rest of the public that doesn't agree with them. They are ready to "take back the country."

Renee said...

What I think is interesting to note is that these criminals (yes that is indeed what they are) are so seldom looked at that way. Instead of blaming the white power structure we have engaged in a war on poverty by blaming the poor for their circumstances. How often do we hear about the crimes of the single mother, or the welfare cheat vs what these so-called captains of industry do. I think we need to rethink what constitutes a crime, a man in a suit and tie is very likely to rob you blind.

Craig Hickman said...
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Craig Hickman said...

Brown Man, you know went right over people's heads with this brilliant satire.

Tell the truth and shame the devil.

Anonymous said...

It is people like Brown Man that keep racism alive. He is his own worst enemy.

Admiral Komack said...

Good post.
A lot of hit dogs barking, though.
Sweet!

rorysmomma said...

Why is it that white folks don't think this is funny? It is hilarious. When Joe the plummer got welfare it was okay, If shaquisha with the 5 kids gets welfare... She is a welfare queen. I see nothing wrong with what is said. To my middle class white brethren, my man was talking about your elitist brothers who don't give a damn about you either.

rorysmomma said...

How dare you all call obama a dictator. George Bush was a damn dictator. He and dick cheney pissed on the constitution and shitted on it too. But Obama is a dictator. At least we elected him.......... Can you say the same about W in 2000?

Justice58 said...

Hilarious, Brown Man!

Tell it!

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a place for thought. Are there any pieces that aren't about 'WHITE PEOPLE'?
Are these just rantings ('hard thinking') from someone with a grudge?
Oh well, I'll look elsewhere for insight.....

Anonymous said...

What a douchebag you are.

Anonymous said...

Wow.
...and 'rorysmomma'...
White people don't think welfare is okay for white people. Not any that I know anyway. People, no color specified, who WORK get pissed and should get pissed when people who DONT WORK get 'rebate' checks (handouts) for NOTHING. And people really get pissed when GENERATIONS of families live on the taxes of working people and continue to have kids for more money and raise those kids to have kids and live on the system. Oh, then talk about evil whitey and how every whitey had a rich ancestor who had a plantation and slaves so they should take it up the butt every pay period. (WTF???) Oh, and how whitey is so wrong to be pissed about this. And that whitey doesn't know white trash from black (guess what? most honkies don't care what color a welfare skank is, they just hate paying for all the welfare kids and welfare cereal ON TOP of trying to better their OWN lives and that of their OWN kids because they WERE NOT just given everything for nothing- another myth of being born white, don't tell, its a white secret...) But don't forget, the white trash is out and about too and white people are aware of it... and hate it. There is white trash and black trash. And (obviously at this site...) white ignorance and black ignorance.
That there, sweetie, is this white woman's problem with it all.

Traffic Cop Timmy said...

rorysmama, JTP was once on welfare but has worked his way through the process. Shaquisha is still on welfare and is having more missing father kids to get more welfare.

rorysmomma said...

Traffic cop, you should be outraged that the rich have gotten a check. I work and I know people who get checks. News flash 250 dollars a month ain't shit to live off of. trust me on that. I wouldn't want to live on welfare, and you are speaking as if you know what welfare really is. It is the opportunity to live in a bad neighborhood, eat poor food, and live with crime. If you are born into it with no role models then it is hard to get out of. But let me guess, you are a hardworking christian and you believe in jesus. But even he said that the poor would be with us always.

And by the way, where have you been the last 20 years, those low skilled jobs don't exist anymore. So there. I guess you would rather have them starve in the street. Or maybe you don't realize it but tanf which is welfare only lasts for a certain amount of time, and you no longer get a major increase when you have more children. Or have you not followed the welfare reform of the clinton era.

rorysmomma said...

oh yeah, if you don't work you don't get a rebate. My mom didn't work and she didn't get a rebate. So you really don't know what you are talking about. No one is taking up the butt every pay period. If you are so successful you would pay your taxes. And the tax rate that obama has for the rich is still less than what Reagan's percentage was in the 80's. So get your damn facts straight. And don't call me sweetie.
The article was tongue in cheek. It was hilarious, and it was nice to see someone else besides the minority be called a deadbeat.

Justice58 said...

Shaquisha is still on welfare and is having more missing father kids to get more welfare.



Whites are doing the same thing. The Government gave them money but that's not enough. They continue to beg for more welfare handouts.

Maybe if Shaquisha wasn't so discriminated against she could get a job with better pay and she wouldn't have to rely on welfare. Funny thing tho, the ones Yelling about Shaquisha have no shame because they're only getting a much bigger welfare check.

Anonymous said...

More Marxist race baiting folks...

Expect more of this race/class/gender divisiveness from these philosophically bankrupt collectivists.

There only hope is to spread division and hate. They don't believe in Individual freedoms, they depend on group warfare.

The sick spreaders of hate and envy.

Excellent article Mr. Brown, it proves this very valid point.

JordanBaker said...

I'm surprised by how negative these comments are. This is satire, and it's damn funny.

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