Carol Platt Liebau: How Low Can You Go?

Monday, February 27, 2006

How Low Can You Go?

Stanley Crouch reveals the contemptible effort by Daman Wayans to copyright "the n-word," using "iggas" instead of "iggers."

I share his disgust at this maneuver, and at the lyrics of most of rap music, in general.

11 Comments:

Blogger wile e coyote said...

Frederick Douglass wrote that "knowledge unfits a man to be a slave."

The reverse is also true: an ignorant man is suitable for enslavement.

How ignorant must an African American be to embrace words like "nigger", "nigga", "bitch" and "ho"?

6:45 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

"How Low Can You Go?"

Well, you could sell off management rights to US international shipping ports to a foreign country over the security objections of the United States Coast Guard.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

Hope that rzafft's comment was made sincerely. Would have preferred “naïve” to “ignorant” though even that term has difficulties.

On the third hand, I don’t get Mr. Twister’s comment except as a stick in the eye at the administration.


Keep going...

7:04 PM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

The root of "ignorant" is "ignore". The dictionary's primary meaning is "destitute of knowledge or education: UNAWARE, UNINFORMED".

"Naive" is defined as "marked by unaffected simplicity : ARTLESS, INGENUOUS
2 a : deficient in worldly wisdom or informed judgment"

The situation we have been discussing is analagous to HRH Prince Harry wearing a nazi uniform to a costume party. "Ignorant" fits the bill in a way "naive" does not.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Scooter, Rzafft is the person who chose to open the New Year with "Many in the 'mainstream black leadership' have become overseers on the social-welfare plantation."

Rzafft is the beacon of racial enlightenment on Carol's blog.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Scooter wrote, "On the third hand, I don’t get Mr. Twister’s comment except as a stick in the eye at the administration."

That's just about right.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

And, of course, it's GWs fault that some low-life wants to copyright the 'n' word.

Twisted's logic is worse (actually nonexistent) than those who correctly point out the corruption and misconduct of another administration. But what can you expect from the twisted left? Certainly not common sense or logic!

7:26 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Well, couldn't post a comment on the next post "Needing Some Perspective", so I'll just Non Sequiter here just as our friend Mr. Twister did. Oh, and what happened to Duke-Stir? Hopefully he's busy posting "n" words over at Daily Kooky Obnoxious Sociopaths.

Yes, there is plenty that I've disagreed with Bush on, and I believe that's why his approval rating is low. I wouldn't read too much into those polls though. Because the poll that matters is would you have rather had John Kerry in the WH? What situations would we be in now...thankfully, we'll never know the answer.

And to clarify, less we all be ignorant Jane Curtains, the Administration didn't try to sell off our ports to DPW, the sell off was P&O selling to DPW, we just had to approve it. And it looks like it's not going to happen, and the majority of Americans gut feel on that one is good. Bush was wrong on that, and where he fails the most is in communicating clearly where he's coming from, and elaborating on issues.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

I agree, copioneer, there is plenty to disagree with Bush about.

That said, GW is clearly the better man to have in the White House then either of the two twits he defeated, and the one he replaced.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Scooter said...

Rzafft said, "'Ignorant' fits the bill in a way 'naive' does not."

I suppose you're right in connection with the Douglass quote and your reverse statement.

I just meant that Mr. Wayans doesn't strike me generally unaware or uninformed, though he certainly may be.

12:28 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Scooter wrote: I just meant that Mr. Wayans doesn't strike me generally unaware or uninformed, though he certainly may be.

He could just be cynical.

8:47 AM  

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