Until now, I have been reticent to speak about this whole Imus racist comment situation. Why? Because I have been observing how the whole thing was revolving around everything that the mainstream media (MSM) loves – sensationalism – and avoiding everything that really matters – what really matters to us citizens of this country.
This is another example out of millions of examples over the past few decades of how the MSM news has lowered its standards to that of what we used to call sensationalist media and tabloid trash like the National Enquirer. TV and newsprint media “news” is much more about crap that happens to celebrities and has nothing to do with the lives of everyday Americans than it aught to legally and morally.
Anna Nicole Smith didn’t have a single cell of talent in her whole overweight body. Likewise, the media circus around Imus’ comments about the Rutgers womens’ basketball team doesn’t have a goddamn thing to do with the actual problem our country should be facing and dealing with: WE ARE A RACIST COUNTRY. Period.
I am not saying that that is okay and we should accept that. What I am saying is that if we want to discuss what is really happening here, we need to admit that we as a country are racist and have been since our inception and that we need to discuss it and come to terms with it. Otherwise we will NEVER be able to honestly resolve our deep-seated issues that are causing such angst and inner-conflict that the Imus and Cramer incidences are causing to come to a boil.
Those individuals that currently head the government and corporate America are EXTREMELY racist. Most Americans have strong racist tendencies as well. It doesn’t mean tha that these Americans are bad or mean ill-will for the most part, but the fact is that there are serious issues that MUST be brought out into the open and RESOLVED.
By over-analysing Imus and NOT taking a long, hard, serious look at the state of racism in America and her history, we are doing ourselves a disservice. We are fooling ourselves…
But we are not fooling the rest of the world. That is sad. Let’s face our demons. Let’s resolve our issues once and for all. It won’t be painless, but it will likely be helpful.