In the last two weeks two public figures have been publically flayed by the thin-skinned idiots that rule the world. Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of Top Gear for the BBC. Donald Sterling was illegally taped in his home making a racist statement and Jeremy Clarkson allegedly made a racist comment on edited tape that never aired.
Donald was in the privacy of his own home, with friends and family. Jeremy was saying a nursery rhyme we were all taught as children. Neither comment was for public consumption and is particularly egregious in regards to Jeremy because the newspapers went searching unaired archives to find the mumbled footage.
Look, I don’t think Donald Sterling is a stand up human being and not because of his language. He openly cheats on his wife that to me is far more reprehensible. He was illegally taped within his own home and that tape was then leaked to media outlets. His home privacy was violated and then used against him to publically humiliate and haunt him.
Jeremy Clarkson is not a racist and it is far more outrageous that the BBC forced him (against the advice of counsel) to publically apologize for not saying something. Jeremy isn’t exactly known for his politically correct personality but he is a great presenter. The BBC should be ashamed of themselves for not supporting Jeremy and giving in to yellow journalism. It is embarrassing for a once great institution like the BBC to now be forced into pandering to pathetic excuses of journalists.
People, regardless of color, religion, nationality, or age is racist. It is human nature and people that deny that are lying to themselves. It is a great, big, giant world we live in and we all do and say things that offend other people. Mature and wise individuals grow a thick skin and let the comments, intentional or otherwise, roll off them like water on a duck’s back. The rest of the people are thin skinned idiots that have somehow gained positions of power and influence across the globe. These idiots make mountains out of grains of sand and gain media attention and riches for themselves.
At what point do the free peoples of the world rise up and demand the sanctity of their homes be preserved and free from governmental and media interference and intrusion. It has long been held that a man’s home is his castle and sacrosanct. Why is that suddenly no longer true? It is time for free people to grow up and stop acting like they are in nursery school, missed their nap and skinned their knees every time someone says something that they disagree with. It is reprehensible that whining adults rule the world but it is more reprehensible that intelligent adults allow the whiners to rule.