Sunday, January 22, 2006

Dangerous Minds, Not

On Monday, January 16, 2006, Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans (at least for the time being) made the following statement, "I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day," he said. "This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be."

This statement upset all kinds of people. Supporters, detractors, and people that don’t normally pay attention, all sat up, gasped and said, "Oh, my God. What did he just say?"

I‘d like to know why people are shocked when a politician says something stupid. Politicians are, after all, only third rate actors that couldn’t get paid the big bucks in Hollywood because they just aren’t very good actors. I mean, come on, did you hear his save?

"How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about," Nagin said. "New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive? It is white and black working together, coming together and making something special." If someone wrote this for him, he needs a new scriptwriter. If he’s speaking on his own, then he’s doing us a big favor. He is detailing the thinking process or lack there of, that goes on in his mind. He did us a big favor.

I like it when people speak their minds. I know exactly where they are coming from then. There’s no guessing if they might be stupid, racist, homophobic, dumb, pedophiles or idiots. Their words speak for themselves.

When George W. Bush speaks, I can plainly see that he can not string two thoughts or words together to make a sensible comment. This doesn’t bother me. I can tell he’s not dangerous. He’s dumb. Some people say it’s all an act. If he were really that good an actor, he’d be competing with Tom Cruise for the big bucks.

Tom Cruise shows his intelligence every time he makes a statement that is not scripted. Look at his behavior when he doesn’t have a writer. He jumps on other people’s furniture. Didn’t his mommy teaching him any manners? Feet off of the furniture, Tom. But at least he can act. His chimp impersonation was stellar.

I think we should applaud when these people speak. Encourage them to speak their minds. They tell us who they really are. They are safe. Since you know where they are coming from you have a chance of defending yourself. If someone who tells you who they are and what they believe in and you don’t do anything to protect yourself then it’s on you. You have only yourself to blame if one of these people get you because you should have seen it coming.

It’s like when a guy says to you, "I only want a good time; I’m not into commitment." If you don’t believe him and act accordingly, you are just being a chump. He’s not being coy. He’s not some poor soul that’s been waiting for you to save him. He’s a jerk, telling you he’s a jerk. Don’t cry later that you didn’t have a clue.

When I see a mouthpiece, I look around behind him to see who is the real power person; it’s always the quiet ones; the real power behind the throne. These are cliché for a reason.

You can defend yourself from the guy coming at you head on, but the one coming up behind you can get you in the ass.


  1. I usually prefer white chocolate. Wonder if that makes me racist - even though I'm not white.

  2. Since white chocolate is not really chocolate, it must mean you don't want to be, um, human? I think I'm losing the metaphor.

    I like white chocolate, too. My mommy always gives me a white chocloate bunny for Easter.

  3. "You can defend yourself from the guy coming at you head on, but the one coming up behind you can get you in the ass" I am going to quote you one of these days!

    But why were people shocked with what Ray said?

  4. You get better and better. This was probably your best post yet.

  5. Thanks, jax. I don't know why people were so upset with what he said, but there were audible gasps from the audience when he said it. Right now, anything coming out of New Orleans upsets someone. Everyone is busy blaming someone else for the lack of improvement there.

    Thanks, Andy. Practice. Practice. Practice.