Hitting On Their Cousins
The Barest of things by Brett Barest
It seems like just a week ago when the media was telling me to fear for my very existence because we were about to engage in nuclear war with North Korea. When the chubby little monster predictably backed down, they were too busy to mention it because they had moved on to a new, scarier boogie man – inbred rednecks with Tiki torches.
Listen, as a Puerto Rican Jew I will be the first one to stand up and say these white trash morons bring nothing to the table when it comes to our nation’s future and I would happily club one to death were they to threaten myself or my family. That said, I also realize that these pathetic excuses for human beings speak for nobody but themselves, yet the media makes it out as if they are a significant portion of the population for the sake of building outrage.
Remember when the narrative was that it was the police that were systematically trying to wipe out African-Americans? At least that boogie man had, you know, actual weapons and government sanctioned authority. Now we are supposed to believe that a bunch of kids in collared shirts that have never been laid are a legitimate threat to the melting pot that is the United States of America? Yes, the mental defective driving his Challenger into a group of people – because of course it was a Challenger – was tragic and horrifying and he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This hardly means that everybody that did or did not vote a particular way is about to climb aboard the crazy train and get in on the act.
The point is that the media constantly needs fresh issues that are big and scary or upsetting, just for the sake of keeping people tuned in. This week’s “alt-right” was last week’s Kim Jung Putz, and it was the end of health care and sweeping death waves of the uninsured before that. The truth is that even if these wannabe hate-mongers held rallies at universities every Friday night for the rest of our lives, they would fall off the news cycle as soon as something shiny and new came along to stir up the pot of panic and outrage.
Furthermore, I would wager that the people that scream the loudest care less about the issue itself and more about simply having an issue to begin with. If you were not an outspoken opponent of Confederate statues last week, you look a bit silly treating them like the end of the world this week.
Say please and thank you, hold doors open for strangers, and treat everybody of all races and genders equally. Stop treating every piece of unpalatable piece of information you have been fed like it is the apocalypse, and for God’s sake stop giving these bigots the attention and credibility they so desperately seek so they will just go home and get back to hitting on their cousins.