Commentary on current events, politics, government, and popular culture from John Sheirer, author of the book, Make Common Sense Common Again.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Hard to believe, but the seller of this anti-Obama bumper sticker with an abbreviated usage of the "N-word" is defending this disgusting product. What absolute and hateful ignorance!
We all need to speak out against any racist (or any kind of "ist" or "phobic") stuff that gets spread around these days. Limbaugh, Fox News, and the rest of the right-wing media has pushed the limits of hate speech to the point where people thing something like this bumper sticker is acceptable. When I spent just ten minutes on the internet today, I saw many people rationalizing or even applauding this bumper sticker and others like it.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the sense to find things like this revolting. We all need to speak out against this kind of hate because silence is sometimes misinterpreted as consent.