Inspection- Where Da White Men At?
A question asked in Blazing Saddles flipped in my head this morning as I mused over a Bill Press segment that asked why only white men seemed to be a serious problem for Barack Obama this election year.
Need you ask?
Anyone who has been targeted by some of the worst elements of male society could tell you, Bill. Sometimes, I swear, men aren’t all that distant from cave days when the leader would club you if you didn’t fall in line.
I learned this early, not being one of the “gang,” and not wanting to be a part of “the gang,” since usually that was supposed to mean I had to submit to whatever the leader demanded. Never quite worked that way, for them.
Anyone see a similarity in the behavior of white men who lecture everyone else at dinner tables, and insist on ideological, theological, purity?
I swear some of these cretins never developed their egos past the bully 10-16 year old stage.
You see women and girls may be “catty,” and verbally abusive, but they have nothing on men, or boys. Men, and boys, are beyond “catty.” Anyone who has sat at a truck stop and listened to truckers talk, or heard some right wing host scream shut up, or Limbaugh put his hand over a caller’s “mouth” by potting him down so he can talk over them, understands that.
This goes beyond liberal and conservative, though it certainly pertains to whom both ideologies appeal.
Again: male to female comparisons…
Anyone who had fled a frat during hazing, vs. what happens at a sorority, understands just how male society has been based on bullies, and the strut of the biggest jerk in the chicken coop. How many sorority deaths during hazing have you heard of vs. frat? Not many.
Don’t worry women. If you’re looking to better males in the being both verbally and physically abusive a-hole department, you’re catching up: fast. And entertainment is egging them on. Used to be hitting women, or violence, was at least kept off screen. Now they’re in there kicking, getting kicked, stabbing, shooting, dismembering…
Oh joy! So much to look forward to!
Message to Bill Press: Obama is losing statistically among white males because Mitt is the guy who will tackle someone suspected of being gay and force them to have a haircut. Romney appeals to those who love the head frat guy who thinks he’s better than everyone else, and is willing to damn near kill pledges to prove it: maybe even kill them, as history has proved.
As a male I can attest to the fact that Barack is having problems with pretty much only white, may I add “supposed Christian,” males because they have so damn much in common.
It’s that simple.
And that disgusting.
Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 30 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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