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Thursday, November 16, 2006

SHADES OF GRAY


He mowed a racial slur in the grass of an open field.

The cops charged him with intimidation and harassment. What the slur said the cops didn't divulge.

I'm thinking this Burlington County, N.J., man may have had too much time on his hands.

Maybe he was in a dispute with a neighbor or found that full-length white sheets and pointy hats were a little too warm to wear at the after-hours, cross-burning meetings in the Pinelands.

Or maybe he was expressing his artistic side like street punks in inner cities who pen graffiti on buildings. Then again, maybe he's just fed up with political correctness.

It's safe to say he wasn't aware of the impact of his bias crime even if (to be politically correct) he had mowed a swastika on the grave of Klaus Barbie.

This 19-year-old needs to learn a little bit about living with those different from himself.

Obviously, he didn't he learn anything from watching "Star Trek."

7 Comments:

Anonymous lawnjockey said...

if it was on his own property, is it legal? what's more offensive, a racial slur or pink flamingos and garden gnomes or worst of all, those ducks people dress up to greet the new holiday or season...now that's obscene!

Thu Nov 16, 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess freedom of speech doesn't apply to racial slurs? I could understand if he did it to another person's property but who cares if he makes himself look like the ass that he is.

Thu Nov 16, 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mow a swastika on the grave of Klaus Barbie. I'd mow a yellow Star of David.

Thu Nov 16, 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous barry said...

Certainly a lot of this is fostered by the PC code.
A lot more is learned from parents and friends, as well as what we read in the papers and see on TV.
How often do we see any of the good things that are happening in either of these mediums? They sell the bad news, and rarely show any of the good things happening here or abroad.
Some of these people start to feel that all the particular races or religions are bad when they see some unthinkable actions.
The answer....maybe un-biased reporting and better education?

Fri Nov 17, 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous AMT said...

Would the man have been arrested if he mowed an obscene word or picture ?

Fri Nov 17, 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous norm said...

I believe that bias crimes and Political Correctness are unrelated. They operate in entirely different universes. PC is a sociological issue – it was put into place for sociological reasons. Whereas bias (crime) is a moral (and now, legal) issue.

Mon Nov 20, 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous D. Harris said...

Get over it! There are a lot worse things going on. There is always some do gooder trying to make everyone PC.

Tue Nov 28, 08:52:00 AM  

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