It was either in a movie or on an episode of Judy Judy…I can’t remember. A white defendant was hauled into court for shouting racial epithets throughout his predominantly black neighbourhood. His defense was that he had simply exercised his absolute right to free speech and named his dogs, “Nigger”, “Coon”, and “Porch Monkey.”
And so, each evening after dinner, he would stand on his front steps and holler repeatedly, “Here NIGGER! Here COON! Here Porch Monkey!”
I don’t recall the decision in the case, although it seems to me that the racist asshole has every right to name his dogs whatever he wants. I also seem to recall thinking at the time that the black neighbours would soon all have their own dogs named, “Honky”, “Cracker” and “White Trash”.
The election of Barack Obama was touted by the shallow and ridiculous media as a watershed moment – the point in time when the Civil Rights movement had finally achieved its goal of true equality; the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. had finally become reality.
The Republican pig people, however, saw that proud moment, too…but they were holding the binoculars backwards and it caused them to shit their collective pants. And so, as we approach the 2012 presidential election, with all of the limping, idiotic GOP candidates blowing one version or another of Lee Atwater racist dog whistles to call out the barely masked hate that simmers no longer below the surface, comes this campaign bumper sticker:
Considering the right-wing’s complete fealty to the intentions of Founding Fathers; their fervent wish that the constitution be respected as it was originally written, one can see that having a president who is only worth 3/5 of the value of a white man is still a principle they hold dear. It’s not about policy, progress, solutions, sound governance, evidence, accomplishments, facts or reality. For a large, loud, bitter, angry, racist, hateful gang of pig people, there’s a nigger in the white house and they cannot stand it.