After reading this article about how the good reverend Jesse Jackson said that if a black representative voted against the health care bill that they were not considered a black man, I started to reconsider what other things we call black. After all, lets be careful about this, we wouldn't want the hypocritical adulterer Jesse Jackson to think ill of us.
Near the end of this week is the anniversary of a day where many will engage in sub-human consumerism on what has been called "Black Friday". Retailers make large campaigns out of what is the start of the most consumer driven time of year - the holiday season. To many, Thanksgiving is simply Black Friday-Eve.
I'm thinking that such a term, Black Friday, is also racist. Why, because Jesse Jackson inadvertently said it was....really - I'll show you.
If Jessie Jackson is right, then this health care debate is not about the national health care bill, it is about getting poor people (who are apparently all black people) free health care. The article states, "He (Jackson) added that he wasn't saying that black lawmakers must vote a certain way. Instead, they should vote the interests of the people in their districts, and he said the healthcare bill would help Alabama because it's one of the poorest states in the country. The poorest people need health care protection," Jackson said. "They have the highest infant mortality and the lowest life expectancy. They're dying from lack of access.""
So the if black people should be voting for the health care bill because it helps poor people, and because poor people are black, this is really a health care bill to support black people. So a vote against the bill is a vote against poor black people. But if all black people are poor then why do we call one of the largest spending days of the year "Black Friday"? According to Jessie Jackson, black people are poor so what money would they have to spend on Black Friday?
Racism is just too confusing isn't it.