Just this morning I wrote a piece for this blog entitled, Gun Safety Reform: 620,000 Americans Died For This?, in which I wondered, not for the first time, what price America has paid by trying to make one nation out of two. For convenience sake, we today often refer to that divide as being between red and blue states. In 1860, the divide was being between The Union and The Confederacy. To try and describe that divide in terms of intellectual and cultural differences would force this ‘supposedly’ tolerant blue state person to use politically incorrect adjectives. And as well all know, being intolerant of intolerance is a form of intolerance (I dare you to say that 3x fast!).
Still smarting from yesterdays Senate vote in which any kind of gun-control reform was defeated, I came across a video in which Dennis Johnson, the Republican Majority Leader in the Oklahoma legislature used the term “Jew-down” in a sentence as if it were a perfectly legitimate – acceptable way of saying, bargaining for a lower price. After being informed by one of his colleagues that what he said was offensiveness, Johnson, decided to do a bit of damage control by offering the reflection, “I apologize to THE Jews.” Mr. Johnson does want you to know BTW, that Jews are ALSO good businessmen.
BTW, Did you hear the one about the Republican Oklahoma state ‘leader’ who is trying to break into the filed of diversity training?