Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Tearsheets | Media Kit | All Access E-Edition | Routes | Home RSS

Godzilla complains about oppression

January 17, 2012 - John Stack
Congressman Paul Ryan has taken up the cause of the maligned Godzilla. He complains that there is a double standard when it comes to Godzilla. Godzilla claims there is a significant bigotry against 40 story atomically mutated reptiles. Would anyone make fun of a leatherneck turtle because of his looks? NO. Try to do that and see what happens says Ryan.

Hank Steinbrenner today complained that small market teams are getting all the breaks and that it is tough for the Yankees to compete. He also believes there is a significant amount of bigotry toward his poor Yankee team. From his 800’ Yacht in the Caribbean, Steinbrenner said ‘there is a lot more anti-Yankee sentiment out there than there is concerning the other side’.

Not to be outdone, known white guy Pat Buchanan also wrote in an article for League of the South, that there is an ‘anti-white’ bigotry. He also felt there was a lot more anti-white sentiment out there than there is concerning the other side. He felt the greatest minority in America under assault were the white race.

Tim Scott , congressman from South Carolina claims ‘the greatest minority under assault today are Christians. No doubt about it." Newt Gingrich chimed in with "The bigotry question goes both ways, and there's a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side," .

Now, trusted readers, which of the above situations is true, and which is made up? OK, Godzillla is made up. Godzy loves being the biggest guy in the room, even when attacked by armies of soldiers. Although conceivable, Steinbrenner didn’t make those exact comments. Pat Buchanan? Although white non-hispanics make up 2/3 of Americans, and Buchanan still does fear for the takeover of the US by non-whites, that was made up too. How about Tim Scott? With approximately 80 percent of America self identifying as Christian, it can’t be possible that someone claims that Christians are ‘greatest minority under assault’ could it? Well….yes. Mr Scott and Gingrich believe that the 240 million Americans that identify as Christians are a minority under more attack than any other minority. Gays? Blacks? The poor? Muslims? Nope. As a minority, they have nothing on the daily hatred thrown at the minority Christians.

This does confuse because, how can a group which contains the vast majority of Americans be considered a minority? Does Tim Scott, his brain addled by Tea Party slogans and by crumpet bearing evangelicals, have a complete misunderstanding of what it means to be a ‘minority’ or what it means to be ‘Christian’. Maybe he means the Westboro Baptist Church who protest military funerals because of their opposition to gays….

To be honest, I finally his the breaking point when it came to Tim Scott. I keep hearing people say that Christianity is being assailed all over, especially by the media (which is also 80 percent Christian). A family friend complained how a Catholic priest being accused of molesting children was front page news, but that a local plumber was only on page 16 for the same crime. Completely disregarding the fact that the plumber held no special authority position in anyone’s life, whereas the priest not only was held in a position of control and authority, but was the spiritual ‘liaison’ between the people on earth and the afterlife. That the plumber didn’t exactly hold any cards that said ‘if you tell anyone, you will go to Hell’ like the priest did.

I don’t think there is a gay person, black, Hispanic, Muslim who wouldn’t trade the so-called bigotry felt by Christians for the bigotry held and felt against these (true) minorities. How many congressional committees are there whose sole purpose is to demonize Christians? Ask a Muslim that question. Well, there is Rep Peter King who keeps holding hearings about radical Muslims, although Muslims make up less than 1% of the US, and there are 1000 times more right wing hate groups that hold a significantly greater threat to our society. How many congressmen or senators or politicians openly say they would never appoint a Christian judge or a heterosexual person to their cabinet or staff? That number is close to zero. How many GOP Presidential contenders would make the same claim about Muslims? (Hint – there are more GOP contenders who wouldn’t have a gay person, or a Muslim on their staff than would not have a Christian on their staff).

When you are the biggest and the strongest, you don’t get to play the victim card. There will always be those who hate the powerful purely because they hold power. But, there will always be many more that hate people and discriminate against people based upon their color, their sexual orientation, their religion all because it doesn’t fit into the status quo.


Article Comments

No comments posted for this article.

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
Remember my email address.


I am looking for:
News, Blogs & Events Web

Blog Links