Skip to comments.In Defense of Paula Deen: Who decides which words, said in private decades ago, are firing offense?
Posted on 06/25/2013 8:24:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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This is the damage that the information age will do.
I went to college and got a degree so that I could write software so, in some very small way, I’m part of the information revolution that will make it possible for us to record every single little mistake anyone ever made in their life.
I regret my career choice for this reason. I want out of this business because it’s turning into something monstrous :(
Looks like the msm is the great determiner of who stays and who goes. Drop a dime on someone with a mere accusation and they are dust. No facts needed. On the contrary, could she not have used the administrations meme of “That happened a long time ago so what difference does it make now anyway?”. So far it’s workin’ for them.
Technology is like guns.....it’s what people do with it...can be used for good, or it can be used for evil.
remember the old SNL skit with Garett (sp?) Morris trying out for the prison tallent show? It was the original cast.
Today that would be just a taranteno movie script.
Admittedly I have used the word.
Admittedly I still do for those who deserve it.
There are Black people, and there are -—That word./
They know who they are.
“Who decides which words, said in private decades ago, are firing offense?”
Apparently Jesse Hi-Jackson/FatBoy Al Sharpton.
Everyone else is, unquestioning, expected to fall in line.
We’re all told we are racists anyway. N word is used in everday speech in the black/rap community, so why shouldn’t everyone start using it? “It’s just a word”, like they say...
This is all such BS. Go into the inner city and one of the most used terms among black Americans in the N word, not to mention its common use in rap.
I’m thinking the advertisers told food network they would not appear on Paula Deens show and this was the final straw that lead to her firing. Deen would still be there after her apologies and mea culpas if not for the advertisers..... Who made her rich and have now unmade her
I wonder if Senator Robert Byrd was ever asked under oath if he ever said The “N” word???? Would he have been fired?????
Technology is like guns.....its what people do with it...can be used for good, or it can be used for evil.
All tools made by mankind that can be used for evil, will be used for evil at some point. The problem with information technology is that it is far more dangerous than simple firearms could ever hope to be.
Like I said, I want out of this business.
Well, I don’t know. I think this action had more to do with the malicious evil in someone’s HEART than anything else. They could have found this out without “technology” seemingly. This is just pure unforgiving tyrannical evil IMO ...
I did not and do not watch SNL..I do know the black so called comedians do make fun of whites and also call them names..and I do not think they are kidding..
nobody who was alive during the 60-70’s period can truthfully say they never used that word. it was a common as anything back then. some used it as an epithet, but most simply as a label.
are we gonna go and punish people retro-actively now?
and are we gonna seek out white people for punishment, since it seems to be OK for blacks to use the word? how about asians? hispanics? mixed race? who can use the word and who cannot?
if we’re gonna go on witch hunts, we’re gonna need a scorecard here
RE: Would he have been fired?????
How do you fire a senator? The only way he gets fired is to NOT vote for him. Well, the folks at West Virginia keep voting him in. So in a sense, He never gets fired.
I love it when the leftist mobs start eating their own. Hey Paula, put some extra butter on it!
You can write drivers for special purpose hardware using those skills. You don't have to do data-base mining that has questionable applications.
The government is collecting many words of Americans. Which one will hang you?
Not arguing... just pointing out that you aren’t exactly at ground zero for a lateral move, although you would be in some completely different field.
The employer decides, as it should be.
If every word I spoke about odumbo were recalled, you would never see me again. I would be locked in a dungeon someplace where no one would ever hear of me again. Freedom of speech? We don’t need no stinken freedom of speech now that we have odumbo.
In order to remove someone from congress, you would have to rely on a process which is called impeachment or a “motion of no confidence”.
I remember my grandmother had to be retrained to go from “that word” to Negro and sometimes she slipped. She played cards with black women, never treated anyone any different that I ever saw (this was Georgia). She just used the word as a differentiation to white people.
She never understood how it was bad. Maybe that was bad in itself, but she didn’t mean the word as hateful in her own heart.
I know that sounds ridiculous given all the movies and TV shows showing southern people and their ‘hatred’ of black people, but it is her truth.
If words are too horrific for whites to say, how can can it be OK for blacks to say those same words with impunity?
Do some words have different meanings depending on the race of the person saying those words?
In a language, the purpose of a word is to convey a thought from one person to another. Can a word convey a different thought depending on the race of the person saying the word?
Yes, according to current politically correct thinking, the meaning of some words depends entirely on the race of the person saying those words.
Are there any other words out there that white people are forbidden to say under any circumstances, and if so, what is the statute of limitations on this crime?
Inquiring minds want to know.
there are only 2 kinds of racists,the ones that lie about and the ones that admit it.
There is a certain segment of the population that goes around desperately seeking the slightest hint of anything that can possibly be distorted to be of a racial nature. Most of these people are blacks. They have been raised so long in the false narrative that whites oppress black, and yet find no supporting evidence of this false narrative, that they'r desperate to produce something that justifies their belief even if they have to manufacture slurs where none exist. And this doesn't even get into the fact that no one was harmed by these words. offended maybe, but to win a judgment the usual standard is that you have to show that you've been harmed. Now if the shakedown artist whose trying to screw over Deen were fired because she was black and ONLY because she was black, then that would be a different matter.
Oh and for the record Paula Deen and her porky offspring annoy the daylights out of me. I can't stand to watch them, but I still think this is ridiculous and a criminal libel of her reputation.
Any white person over the age of fifty has “used the N-word” in the past.
The lawyer who posed that question to Ms. Deen’s is a totally unprincipled POS (sorry about being redundant)
The people at the Food Network are below contempt for their knee-jerk sacrifice of Deen’s at the holier-than-thou altar of political correctness.
You mean other than the media?
It’s how the MSM works.
If she'd been black, no problemo, amigo.
I’d like to fire people for using the F word.
The race is on between North Korea and the Caliphate to determine who the US becomes.
I just heard Paula has been picked up by the DHS and is being transported to a “Re-education Camp”.
There is no justice in this. Non-minorities can be accused of anything at all and are automatically guilty.
Minorities can say anything and are automatically innocent.
If these idiots are not stopped, we’re ALL headed there.
Recent events here have caused me to become more than a little interested in the history of Nazi Germany.
That interest has drawn me to some of the films made of that sad period. Schindler’s List, Surviving Hitler, Sophie Scholl, Downfall, Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State and others.
But the film that jelled my alleged mind and brought me to this attempt to relate those events with what is happening here was Der Letzte Zug (The Last Train) depicting in excruciating detail the nearly week-long trip to Auschwitz of the last Jews forced from Berlin. Confined in sealed cattle cars with no food and water, they plotted largely futile escape attempts as, one-by-one, the weakest among them died.
As I watched, I sought to understand the common thread(s) that set them on a course to their premature graves at the hands of Hitler and his minions.
There were many.
One was the economic destruction of post WWI Germany by the Treaty of Versailles. Its punitive reparations made conditions ripe for the rise of the Nazis and their promises. In fact, some historians believe that Versailles was intentionally designed by those who profit from such activities to sow the seeds for Hitler and WWII. That is, however, a topic for another day.
Another element necessary for the Holocaust was Hitler’s disarmament of the civilian population. Though the compliant Germans allowed that disarmament to begin in 1919 and intensify in 1928, it became draconian when the Nazis took total control.
And, of course, the Antisemitism present then and now in Europe played a large role as most of their non-Jewish neighbors ignored the growing persecution that began in early 1933.
The historical Prussian mindset of Jews and non-Jews alike was to trust and obey those in charge of the state apparatus. It goes without saying that that is a more or less universal characteristic of populations living under elected governments. After the chaos of the Wiemar Republic, many of them saw Hitler as a savior, exacerbating the problem.
This brings me to THE element that I believe caused so many Jews to meekly submit to the homicidal madness: Their notion that, despite the rumors, whispers and, ultimately, the outright verbalization of that madness by their elected leaders, THAT could never happen here.
THAT could never happen here is perhaps the most dangerous phrase in ANY language especially for us here in America at this time.
If you have been paying attention, you must see numerous parallels between Hitler’s Germany and Obama’s Amerika. (Misspelling intentional.)
Admit it or not, Obama, his minions and handlers are doing all they can to drive the unemployment rate higher, causing increasingly desperate men and woman to further swell government payrolls. Hitler put many desperate Germans into his Brown Shirts, SS, regular military, etc.
Though some of Obama’s supporters the small numbers with functioning brains are losing faith in him, a frightening number of them still worship him and would unquestioningly support just about anything he proposed if the free goodies keep coming their way and he assured them that only his and their enemies were to be reeducated or eliminated.
What these pseudo-intellectuals fail or refuse to grasp is that history teaches that even if THEY are one of those who gets a seat near the throne of their new leader, they, too, are in peril. Once firmly in power, said leader has a distressing tendency to not only purge the population of his opponents but eventually gets around to any among those who helped him to that power he perceives to be less than sufficiently worshipful and/or possesses sufficient intellectual firepower to challenge him. Think Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot and, of course, Hitler.
Fortunately for freedom here, Obama’s efforts to DISARM us have stalled FOR NOW! All that is keeping him in check is his understanding that to make his final play before doing so would be to put his life and the lives of his inner circle and handlers at serious risk.
If you are STILL not convinced that this fellow has sinister plans for those who dare to oppose him, please view the short video at the link below. (For those with short memories, Bill Ayers is despite Ayers’ comments about drones STILL one of Obama’s closest associates and is believed to have authored Obama’s book). Ayers founded the Weather Underground mentioned in the video.
As you watch it, remember that when that meeting occurred, our population was approximately 250 million. 25 million would have represented 10%. Come forward to our current population of approximately 315 million and that 10% would equal 31.5 million of us.
That COULD explain the billions of hollow point bullets now being delivered to Big Sis and her cohorts at Faterlandt Security.
There people are as SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK!
But THAT could never happen here, right?
Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic
for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened
once in 6,000 years, may not happen again.
Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.
People who use the F word think they’re bring ‘cool’ or macho. They’re just being crude and low class. They turn me off immediately.
But “thou shalt not using the “N” word” is part of the liberal bible - a book that's replace the real Bible in the minds of elites..
Of course liberals are only concerned about 'not judging' when they're being judged...
“Any white person over the age of fifty has used the N-word in the past.”
And anyone who listens to rap music on the radio and sings along with the radio has said ‘nigger’ not to mention a lot of other words which, IMHO, are far worse.