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Harry Connick is a Black Faced Hypocrite

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American cultural imperialism strikes again. While making a guest appearance on an Australian show, Harry Connick jr has seen fit to criticize some local white folks for donning blackface in a deliberately retro send up of the Jackson Five!

While I agree that this skit is a bit tacky, it is not as offensive as Connick seems to think as we are not the US , we do not have the cultural context that they do – no step n fetchits, no Ku Klux Klan, no burning crosses- but in typical American tradition, Connick seems to think he has the right to ignore the local situation and tell us all how to live.

Such arrogance and ignorance alone are bad enough, but now it has emerged that Harry is not only a fool who can’t tell the Australian South-East from the American South, he is also a hypocrite who has himself donned blackface! Back in the Nineties, Connick put on a wig and makeup to play a black preacher on Mad TV, but hey, he’s a big star, whereas the blokes playing the Jackson Five are just normal Joes, so of course the standards are different.

There are those who claim that he isn’t wearing black face, but if this Connick character isn’t black neither is Halle Berry – we must remember that in the US mixed race is seen as black (eg Obama.) Connick is undoubtedly made up to look mixed race – the hair is clearly a mini afro which is bigger than Orlando Jones’, and the skin, though not as dark as Jones’ is clearly darker than his real skin. Throw in the way he’s dressed, which is typically seen as the way black preachers in the South dress, and his body language, and it seems pretty evident that he is indeed “in blackface”.

Here are two screen grabs from the same show – in one we see Harry being  unusually swarthy, in the other we see him being himself….

So let’s get this right. We Australians have never lynched Negros, never set up a Klan, never assassinated great men like King, never spat on little black children trying to get into school, never written songs like Nigger Hatin’ Me, yet it is offensive when we don black face but it’s okay when a white Southerner like Connick does it? What hypocrisy. The fact is that it is far more offensive when Connick does it, precisely because he’s a Good Ol’ Boy from Louisiana. It’s no hanging offense, but in his case it is racist, whereas in the case of the guys on Hey Hey, it’s just a tacky, tasteless, and yes, slightly offensive bit of nonsense.

Now if these had been Aborigines, or even Southern Europeans or Asians, that would be different as there is a history in Australia of racism against those groups, but to Negroes we’ve done bugger all!

The other aspect of this, is that in typical American liberal fashion, a slight offense against blacks merits comment from Harry’s ilk, but when it’s a Latina headed for the Supreme Court crowing about her superiority over white men, Harry did what all the pussy- whipped men on the American left do – he hid under a table and kept his mouth shut.

If Connnick doesn’t have the brains to realize he’s not in the US, then he is yet another famous person who takes the conclusions of what is at best an average intellect and shoves them down everyone else’s throat, and he should refrain from speaking out on matters requiring an IQ higher than Jessica Simpson’s.

In brief, get stuffed Harry, and don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out of our country.

Here’s Harry showing his ignorance of geography on Hey Hey…

and here he is playing a  suspiciously Negro-ish white preacher…

Johnny Rebel Vs Otep Shamaya

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Like many thinking pigs i have taken objection to a hateful little song called Menocide by a psycho man-hating radical feminist by the name of Otep Shamaya.

Recently i became aware of the existence of a rather unlikable individual who works under the name “Johnny Rebel”.  Johnny’s great claim to fame is the charming ode to the black race called “Nigger Hatin’ Me”. In this song, Johnny Rebel makes quite a few objectionable statements about the black folks…

“I like sugar, and I like tea
But I don’t like niggers…no siree!
There’s two known things that’ll make me puke
And that’s a hog eatin’ slop, and a big, black spook!

You know it…cause I show it
Like a barn-yard rooster I crow it!
And the NAACP
Would sure like to get a-hold of nigger-hatin’ me!

Roses are red, and violet’s are blue
And nigger’s are black, you know that’s true
But they don’t mind, cause what the heck!
You gotta be black to get a welfare check!

And I’m broke…no joke
I ain’t got a nickel for a coke!
And I ain’t black, you see
So Uncle Sam won’t help poor nigger-hatin’ me.

Jig-A-Boo, jig-a-boo…where are you?
I’s here in the woodpile…watchin’ you
Jig-A-Boo, jig-a-boo…come out!
No! Cause I’m scared of the white man’s a-way down South

You know it!…cause I show it.
Stick your black head out and I’ll blow it!
And the NAACP
Can’t keep you away from little old nigger-hatin’ me!

Mirror, mirror…on the wall
Who is the blackest of them all?
A man named King, and there ain’t no doubt
That he’s causin’ lots of trouble with his baboon mouth.

Brewin’…he’s a doin’
It’s caused by the trouble he’s a-brewin’
And the NAACP
Can’t win if the white men stick with nigger-hatin’ me!

Hey! Mr. President! What do you say?
When are we whites gonna have our day?
The nigger’s had their’s such a long, long time
I’m white, and it’s time that I had mine!

You know it…cause I show it!
Stick your black head out and I’ll blow it!
And the NAACP
Can’t win if the white man sticks with nigger-hatin’ me!

Yes, it’s racist and offensive, but it doesn’t rise to the heights of hatred that Menocide does. Observe for example the humorous tone, and notice that the most violent thing Rebel sings is “Stick your black head out and I’ll blow it!”  and then contrast this with the serious tone and the calls to mass murder of  Otep’s Menocide …

“infectious human waste
prostate gods

“a testosterone feeding drone
multiplying, multiplying hungry clones”

“Kill your masters!
our time has come!!!
you’re just as weak as me
but not as strong!
just as imperfect!
but twice as flawed!”

“i’ll feel no fear or hate as i …
commit ….

“no compassion
kill your masters!
kill your masters
kill your masters
kill your masters

Now, Johnny Rebel is rightly reviled by decent people on both the left and the right, yet Otep’s career not only continues to prosper but she even got invited to speak at the Democratic  National Convention in 2008!

Do my piggy little eyes deceive me, or is  there a grotesque liberal double standard going on here? Say hateful things about black people and we will ostracize and vilify you, but say hateful things about men and we’ll make you into a millionaire rock star and let you get up and speak in front of Obama!

Why is this do you think? I’ll tell you why – because  culturally and legally men now occupy the same space occupied fifty years ago by black people, most of us just don’t know it yet.

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