[cryptome] Re: Protect your Private Browsing Parts? why bother, nobody cares ..
- From: Ben McGinnes <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:47:36 +1000
On Mon, Jun 05, 2017 at 07:24:21PM +0300, Peter M Howell wrote:
Thanks , I wondered but could not immediately see the connection.
Bill Maher, for better or worse is a comedic professional. That
allows some leeway in expression especially shock and awe.
Some leeway, sure, but it's still on him to remember that the racism
gun is *always* loaded. Which means you'd better be sure before
pulling the trigger ... and I don't think he was sure (which is
probably why it wasn't that funny).
If you're sure (and right) then whatever it is doesn't need either an
explanation or an apology. If it really does need either, you fucked
I do not consider his remark to be racist or bigoted , nor evidence
of him being a ''bigoted racist''.
He did what comedians do frequently and without rancour and that is
cultural appropriation of actions and speech to make a counterpoint
that might not otherwise be available to him as a caucasian member
of the secular patriarchy - so called.
Right and it can be done by Whitey McWhite-White if it's done well,
but that wasn't anywhere near doing it well.
Now, you want an example of it done well, I give you the legendary
Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics - They're Only Words
Which is both funny and demonstrates how and why it can be done.
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