Monday, November 05, 2007

Putting the Dog out


Here we go again.....

This months victim? Duane (pronounce duh-Wayne) "Dog" Chapman. He's the bounty hunter guy that has the series on A&E.

What did he do?

He used the "N" word.

And where did he do this? On his show? In a public appearance? Was he at a restaurant belittling some poor employee?

Actually, it was in a private conversation on the phone with his son.

So why does the world know?

Because his son taped the conversation and sold it for $15,000.

So much for blood being thicker than water, but I'm not surprised. Duh-Wayne has 11 children from 4 different women, so the blood in his family has got to be running pretty thin.

This happened when Duh-Wayne was speaking with his 8th child Tucker about his black girlfriend. Here's a transcript of what was said.

Duane "Dog" Chapman: I don't care if she's a Mexican, a whore or whatever. It's not because she's black, it's because we use the word nigger sometimes here. I'm not gonna take a chance ever in life of losing everything I've worked for for 30 years because some fucking nigger heard us say nigger and turned us in to the Enquirer magazine. Our career is over! I'm not taking that chance at all! Never in life! Never! Never! If Lyssa [Dog's daughter] was dating a nigger, we would all say 'fuck you!' And you know that. If Lyssa brought a black guy home ya da da... it's not that they're black, it's none of that. It's that we use the word nigger. We don't mean you fucking scum nigger without a soul. We don't mean that shit. But America would think we mean that. And we're not taking a chance on losing everything we got over a racial slur because our son goes with a girl like that. I can't do that Tucker. You can't expect Gary, Bonnie, Cecily, all them young kids to [garbled] because 'I'm in love for 7 months' - fuck that! So, I'll help you get another job but you can not work here unless you break up with her and she's out of your life. I can't handle that shit. I got 'em in the parking lot trying to record us. I got that girl saying she's gonna wear a recorder...

Tucker Chapman: I don't even know what to say.

Author's note: So for the record, I hate the "N" word. I've always found it objectionable and have never used it.

This audio is all over the net and the news right now. A&E has taken his series off the air. Duh-Wayne is apologizing everywhere he can in an effort to do some damage control.

Basically, his life is ruined.

Does anyone see the irony here?

The guy is being crucified because he was trying to minimize his exposure for using a word (certainly in a derogatory fashion) that he knows will get him in trouble if he's heard using it.

But it ends up being his discussion of the word (and his pissed off son) that put him right into the fires of "Political Correctness".

Priceless!

I'm not defending Duh-Wayne here either. If I judge him on his tirade he is a racist asshole and a weak father.

However.....

I continue to be offended by the power "political correctness" has been given. Especially with the "N" word.

The people that use this word as a hammer in the fight against racism are the biggest hypocrites on this planet. Because the use of this word is common place in the African-American community and is done so with penalty. I have pointed out before that artists have made MILLIONS using that word and don't think twice about it.

But have some trailer trash white guy use it in a sentence and you would have thought he just murdered 10 babies in cold blood smiling while their mother was watching.

And don't talk to me about how the word used in the community ends in an "a" instead of "er". That doesn't make it any different.

That same community also says "ax" when they really mean "ask". Changing the pronunciation slightly does not make a compelling argument.

Ironically we learning the answer to this problem when we were 6 and first started going to school. We would be in the school yard, kids would be saying mean things to us and we would say:

"Sticks and stone may break my bones but words can never hurt me!"

Is it really that hard to come up with what is really going on here? This isn't about using a racial slur. It's about a group of people using whatever they can to flex their political muscle. Proving they have power, just like the school yard bully.

At some point the cycle needs to be stopped.

The African-American community is not the only community that has been treated unfairly. History tells us that every race at one time or another has been a target.

And yes, that mean white people. Most of the "White People" in the United States are descendents of families that originated in Europe.

Ever hear of the Crusades? I know that was about religion, but it was white people they were punishing. And it was because "some people" were using the word "God" to mean something other than what "some people" thought it should be used for.

Sound familiar?

So get over yourselves! Quit allowing someone to have power over you because of the words you use. I say if we are going to hate someone we hate the people that started all this.

I say we hate the Catholics.....

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