To those readers of this blog, most of you know that I suffer from rare neurological deafness conditions (they used to be called symptoms but were upgraded. Pretty soon they'll qualify as diseases) that pretty much has crippled my lifestyle: SSNHL and hyperacusis. The bottom line is that I can't be near a lot of sound as it hurts me.
As a result, I rarely go out because the few times have me reeling in pain. I also don't watch tv except for a few shows for a limited amount of time. So, all the news I get is online and I'm selective as to what I read.
I focus on local and world politics and pretty much am unaware of celebrity news unless it leaks into politics. Or because someone shoves it into my face. So, I'm totally unaware of the latest crisis to hit the newsstands:
PAULA DEEN SAID THE "N" WORD!!
First off, I have no idea who the hell this woman is, considering I don't watch much tv and I don't follow celebrity news. I do know her name because, for some reason, she's at the butt end of every twitter joke for the past several months. Doing research, meaning I googled her name, I found out she's a middle-aged Southern woman who's known for her recipes and had a few cooking shows. From this, she created an empire worth $16million.
Paula Deen's downfall occurred when a former disgruntled white employee filed charges of racism, sexual discrimination, hell everything BUT the kitchen sink at Paula Deen and her family. But the worse thing she accused Paula Deen was saying the "N" word!
HOLY FUCK! Quick - throw the racist bitch off tv!
On second thought - name ONE white, middle-aged Southern woman who HASN'T said the "N" word? The "N" word racist issue is a concept that came into prominence thirty years ago in a middle-aged person's life. It doesn't excuse their actions, but I'm sure in the past 30 years Paula Deen must've become aware that uttering the "N" word won't win her any awards.
Which brings me to another point:
Why is it that Paula Deen's being eviscerated yet, YOUNG people who shouldn't use the word because the "N" word is verbotem do? Not only that, no one can say the "N" word unless they're African-American (don't you DARE tell me that's not uttered in public between African-Americans, something I habitually heard up until I started to lose my hearing 2/17/11) YET it's totally acceptable to call a Jew a "dirty Jew" on media, in the dirty Jew's face and in print.
You can see I got my issues as well.
I don't give a shit whether Paula Deen has committed these HORRIBLE acts. What I do find disgusting is her sponsors immediately threw her away without even waiting for the litigation to conclude:
The Food Network
I've a few questions that require answers:
1. How many minorities have Paula Deen hired in her empire?
2. Once Paula Deen's empire has been destroyed, can any of her former employees get jobs?
3. Can CNN, ABCNews and the aforementioned corporations who skewer Paula Deen say the same about their employees and their companies?
Now, I firmly believe in equality of one and all. And I examined the corporations to see who they are to cast the first stone:
To Americans with ADD, Caesar's Entertainment is a GAMING company. WTF? GAMING? Dear friends, that's betting. That's G A M B L I N G. Not only that, this squeaky clean company built from people's addiction to gambling was founded by mobsters.
O M G
Tell me, how can a company founded by criminals and crooks, now laundered into acceptability into an addict's paradise drop Paula Deen? Is it because not one of these founding crooks or management, as reputable as they are to rake in the money from gambling addicts have never uttered the "N" word? Never displayed an iota of sexism? No, mobsters KILL people, promote prostitution, drugs and G AM B L I N G. But that's okay for they dropped sponsorship for Paula Deen!
ARE AMERICANS TOTALLY FUCKING INSANE?
Okay, stupid Americans - Smithfield Brands is being purchased by a Chinese conglomerate. All I can say is, ENJOY WHAT YOU EAT!!
The Food Network
The creator of this was one of the founders of CNN. Need I say anymore?
After one disgruntled employee (out of how many people does Paula Deen's empire employ) destroy her, tell me, how many people will lose their livelihoods? I mean, we have such a robust economy, I'm sure everyone will bounce right back, right?
Not that I condone any racism or sexual discrimination, but I'm not a moron either. This happens ALL THE FUCKING time. People, in general, are idiots. Even if Paula Deen is guilty as hell, why should this have a residual effect of destroying innocent people's lives - the employees who have jobs with Paula Deen's companies? What do you think will happen to their lives in a flatlined economy? For that is what shall occur.
Fine the bitch, humiliate her, make her go through a frontal lobotomy and anti-discrimination classes for the rest of her life, but do not dismantle her empire because, in so doing, you punish everyone.
As they say in the Bible, those without sins should cast the first whatever. Okay, I don't know my Bible, but I do know HYPOCRISY!
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