This is What People like Michale Berry Do Not Get

Today, Michale Berry spent his time on the radio crying about how President Obama didn’t go speak to the homophobic Boy Scouts organization.  (The fact that Berry supports Perry for gov and Perry “wrote” a book about the Scouts might have something to do with that.)  Of course he got a dig in at Sheila Jackson Lee and Bill White, but most of the time he was mocking black people.  You can get a pretty good idea of how Berry feels about black people from how he tries to mock the way he THINKS they all talk.

(I has  a SAD.  I couldn’t get my audios file up.  Just listen here and see if you don’t get what I’m talking about.)

(Curious how few callers he had) — Michale hopes that his listeners accept his excuse that he had so many things to talk about.  But really, Michale is just filling time.  Nobody really calls anymore.  Not even me.

Let’s put this in perspective.  Today a man who was wrongly convicted of rape TWENTY SEVEN YEARS AGO was not released (on bond?  why is there any bond or anything?) as scheduled.  Why?  He got a little pissed off at being shackled hand and foot, so he spends yet another night in jail for nothing.  This is how black Americans have been treated for years.  You behave — even if all of us were wrong and you were right — you BEHAVE!  It’s disgusting.  I’m pretty sure my choice for the inevitable Republican for District Attorney (Jim Leitner) wouldn’t have made this mistake.

It’s a well known, though little talked about fact that the “law and order” Republicans see the justice system as a way to reduce the number of black Americans able to vote.  Their thinking goes along the lines of hit black Americans with everything available and legislate even more ways to make sure a good percentage of blacks get caught up in the penal system.  If a few whites do too, well they represent a larger group and their punishment can be reduced based on the offense.

Just look at how long it took to black farmers to finally (maybe not, sadly, again) to get a settlement from the USDA.  Show me the white farmers with the same grievances.  Oh yeah, they are all of the wealthy farmers living of of government subsidies and bellyaching about the Bush tax cuts expiring.  Right.

I’ve written about this sort of thing before, but not nearly as much as I should have.

This makes me very angry and very sad at the same time.  Listening to Michale Berry today mock black people — while claiming that he didn’t have enough time to get to all of his supposed topics — just made me mad.

And then I realized something.  Michale Berry doesn’t care about black people singularly or in general.  Michale Berry cares about Michale Berry.  Anything he says will not reflect badly on the Republican party because he’s no longer a real player — except to be a handmaiden to Glenn Beck.  In other words, he’s just a tool.  A means to an end.

And so, I don’t feel so angry or mad because you know what?  I can mock him here on my little blog and he links to it and Kevin Whited links to it and every one of their readers turn out to be lame numskull cowards — or paid lackeys.

Here I am.  I support the Innocence Project.  I support the Southern Poverty Law Center.  I support LULAC and La Raza.  And the NAACP.  And Amnesty International and UNICEF.

I don’t support Texas Direct Auto, Gulf Coast Siding, and now IKEA (learn something new every day), or Houston Siding, nor any of the other people who peddle in the hope of making a buck off of the racist audience of Michale Berry.

Gah (vomit) in listening to him to capture the audio I forgot how he falsely accused a Spanish speaker of focusing on Spanish pronunciation.


6 responses to “This is What People like Michale Berry Do Not Get

  1. Agreed. Berry and his followers seem to be very very underdeveloped when it comes to both compassion and self-awareness. Not only do they seem incapable of being curious (much less interested) in their neighbors who might be ‘different’ from them in some way, but for a group that puts extremely high stock in worn out stereotypes (often racist), they seem to be ignorant of the stereotypes which apply to their own specific little demographic. If they were able to step back just a wee lil bit they might notice just how much they share with people they appear to dislike, starting with the sense that they, their values, their opinions are the very center of the universe, and are the paradigm of what it is to be normal. They are provincial and nativist in the worst way, and their politics are consistently shallow, subjective, poorly thought-out and argued, and constructed on the squishy shifting sands of their certainty that they’re right (no proof or evidence ever offered or, apparently, required). Oh yes, and big baby cowards to boot!

  2. Damned at Random

    If Obama had gone to the Boy Scout Jamboree, the wingnuts would say he was trying to turn them into Hitler Youth. It doesn’t matter what he does, it will be twisted to something evil to keep their listeners in a paranoid frenzy and buying overpriced gold and “survival seeds”

    • Ha! Survival seeds. I had forgotten about those. And have you been keeping up with the Gold Line Glenn Beck scam? Buy these coins — you might be able to buy some bread when the who world goes in the shitter.

      He might as well say, “Make me some more money people!!!11!!!1!!”

      Stupid people.

      I admire the Color of Change — Van’s group — for taking down Beck’s advertisers. Survival seeds and scam gold types are all Beck had left.

      Have I told you lately how much I appreciate your commenting? If not, I’ll say it now. THANK YOU. You might find a reason to send me another picture or two of your creatures as I go on vacation. I plan to post lots of pics and you should feel free to either link or send them to me. I will “front page” them 🙂

    • Oh and, I agree with you on Obama. It doesn’t matter what, there will always be someone somewhere bitching. I just wish it was a little less on our side. Do you read Steve Benen? I’m thinking you do. I find him the most steady and helpful voice on our side. He should get more credit than he does.

  3. I don’t think you would shop at any of Berry’s advisters any way so it really does not matter if you boycott them.

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