Our nation turned 232 yesterday. Hopefully it’s now old enough to take off the training wheels and ride the streets like a big boy. This was symbolized when one of the brightest stars of the Confederate Flag died yesterday. Jesse Helms croaked his last croak at the age of 86. I haven’t heard the actual reason so for now I’ll say it was from Terminal Evil Toad Syndrome. I won’t say anything more to insult him. One look at his picture does all the work for me. That’s a face made for a Klan mask. I can’t confirm he was actually a member but um…
He opposed civil rights, gay rights, foreign aid and modern art. He worked against AIDS funding. He was pro-war. He supported Pinochet. He was a huge enemy of the National Endowment of the Arts. In short, he represents everything that goes into me being hesitant to tell people I’m from North Carolina.
In ’93 Clinton nominated an openly gay woman to serve at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Helms response? “I’m not going to put a lesbian in a position like that. If you want to call me a bigot, fine.”
Bigot. Asshole. Thanks Jesse.
Jesus, there’s a Jesse Helms center at Wingate University and there’s a Jesse Helms School of Government at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.
Racism, hatred, fear, 527 money, and all corporate whoring must taken out of politics now! Obama needs to President so we can wash all this horribleness out of our collective body. To anyone who can’t stand the idea of a man of color being President, I ask why is it ok for people of color to play on your favorite sports teams? Is this a sly way of keeping up the days when Sammy Davis Jr. could sing and dance for you but couldn’t use certain restrooms or go to certain restaurants?