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Burt Prelutsky / Aug. 17, 2019

The Making of a Racist

I don't regard myself as a racist because I am still capable of making the distinction between Clarence Thomas and Elijah Cummings, Tim Scott and Cory Booker. But I will confess that it's becoming harder and harder simply because the blacks I despise far out-number the blacks I respect.

I don’t regard myself as a racist because I am still capable of making the distinction between Clarence Thomas and Elijah Cummings, Tim Scott and Cory Booker. But I will confess that it’s becoming harder and harder simply because the blacks I despise far out-number the blacks I respect.

When I think about black Americans, it’s not Frederick Douglas, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Joe Louis, Duke Ellington, Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, Denzel Washington or Derek Jeter, who leap to mind. Instead, it’s the mob that calls itself Black Lives Matter, Bill Cosby, Mike Tyson, Elijah Cummings, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Don Lemon, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Ilhan Omar, Cory Booker, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, O.J. Simpson, Colin Kaepernick and the multi-generational urban blacks who make it a practice to bite the white hands that feed them.

It isn’t their color that’s offensive, it’s their values and their behavior.

It’s the fact that they drop out of school in record numbers and attack those in the community who seek education for “acting white.”

It’s the fact that 70% of their offspring are born to single women because the males who resent being referred to as boys refuse to step up to the plate and take responsibility and act like men.

They persist in blaming institutional racism for their lot in life, while refusing to acknowledge that it’s not white cops who are killing black thugs; it’s black thugs who are killing their fellow blacks.

So long as liberal politicians continue to pretend that money is the solution to black poverty and 95% of blacks continue to vote for Democratic presidents, senators, congressmen, mayors and city council members, the basic problem will continue to go unresolved.

Perhaps the ugliest lie of all is that it’s white society that is looking to commit genocide against blacks when it is blacks who constitute the majority of women seeking the services of Planned Parenthood.

As most of you know by now, abortion is the one major issue about which I am conflicted. That’s because while I find the procedure a vile abomination and despise both those who perform it and those who employ it as a belated form of birth control, I don’t believe that what America really needs is to have several hundred thousand unwanted babies being brought into the world every year.

As adorable as they may be at birth, those are the seedlings that will grow into tomorrow’s rapists, child abusers, drug addicts and serial killers.

A great many technological advances that seemed to be great at inception, such as the electronic gadgets devised by the geniuses of Silicon Valley, later proved to have huge downsides, whether it was causing depression and alienation leading to suicide among the young; or manipulating data in order to deny Conservatives their First Amendment rights in an attempt to rig elections on behalf of Socialists.

But sometimes, an innovation sounds like a terrible idea the very first time you hear about it. I’m referring to driverless vehicles.

But I’m not alone in being terrified by this latest creation of Dr. Frankenstein’s descendants. Bob Marcks, who spent most of his career in the automobile industry, shared a letter to the editor he had sent to Automotive News.

It reads: “No one wants to be identified as a reactionary, so it takes a brave soul to even question the validity of self-driving cars. But, simple question: who amongst you is really looking forward to the ‘convenience’ of being hurtled down a busy freeway at 80 mph, ‘relaxing’ in the back seat of an anonymous, driverless vehicle with no steering wheel? Maybe ‘GM is getting close’ but, dear reader, are you?”

Granted, driverless cars won’t get drunk or get high on drugs before turning on the ignition. But will even those who love the thrill rides at theme parks and carnivals really want to get on the equivalent of a rollercoaster every time they go out to buy a loaf of bread?

Besides, a huge number of decent, hard-working, tax-paying people drive for a living. Are we supposed to make all those deliverymen, cross-country truckers and cabbies, redundant just so GM can sell novelties that serve no particular purpose?

The competition between show biz celebrities to come off as the stupidest is so fierce that even lunkheads like Rosie O'Donnell, Ben Affleck, Whoopi Goldberg, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Madonna, Martin Sheen, Cher, Ashley Judd, Samuel Jackson, Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin, Barbra Streisand, Joy Behar, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Kardashian, Rob Reiner, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney, can no longer rest on their rancid laurels.

No resting when out of nowhere comes Rosanna Arquette with her totally fraudulent mea culpa: “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.”

Disgust and shame would be so very appropriate, not for being white but for being an arrogant fool.

Whenever you hear a liberal politician insist that his primary concern is the safety and the prosperity of the public, you can rest assured that he has only one specific member of the public in mind. It explains why he can go on arguing for open borders, sanctuary cities, higher taxes and the nullification of the Second Amendment, and not experience even the slightest bit of embarrassment.

Poet Sara Teasdale once wrote: “When I can look Life in the eyes/Grown calm and very coldly wise/Life will have given me the Truth/And taken in exchange…my youth.”

Bob Hunt passed along a list of Q & A’s explaining why he likes retirement:

Question: How many days in a week? Answer: Six Saturdays, one Sunday.

Q: When is a retiree’s bedtime? A: Two hours after falling asleep on the couch.

Q: How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb? A: Only one, but it might take all day.

Q: What’s the biggest gripe of retirees? A: There’s not enough time to get everything done.

Q: Why don’t retirees mind being called Seniors? A: The term comes with a 10% discount.

Q: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire? A: Shoes with laces.

Q: Why do retirees count pennies? A: They’re the only ones who have the time.

Q: Why are all retirees so reluctant to clean out the basement, attic or garage? A: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

Q: What is the best way to describe retirement? A: The endless coffee break.

Q: What’s the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree? A: If you cut classes, nobody calls your parents.

It was also Mr. Hunt who let me know that a dog gets more information from sniffing another dog’s butt than a human being does from watching CNN or MSNBC.

And because the man apparently never rests, Hunt informed me that after his prostate exam, the doctor left and the nurse came in. As she shut the door, she spoke those four words that no man ever wants to hear: “Who was that guy?”

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