THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Saturday, December 7, 2013
A Cranky Opinion for:
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a
cranky old man.Opposing opinions are
welcome, they are wrong, but welcome, and please…no name calling and that means
you, you big stupid head!
our bored disadvantaged youth have found a new game to break the monotony of
being young and restless.This game is
called the “knockout game.”
two participants in the knockout game, one of which is not willing.In this game a group of young people walk up
to an unwilling participant and out of the blue cold-cock the unsuspecting
victim.The young people then dance off
laughing, their boredom temporarily sated.Sometimes the victim lands on hard objects and dies…oh well.
Part of the
fun of the knockout game is in videoing the attack and posting it on YouTube.I have seen many of these attacks both on YouTube
and on the news.As a casual observer I
have noticed a pattern.I am sure this
pattern is not 100% accurate, but it is in every instance I have viewed one of
these “games.”In every case, the group
of young people are African-American males and the victims whether male or
female have all been white, and often in New York City they are clearly Jewish.
I do not
want to make any politically incorrect assertion based on my limited research
of this new “game,” I am sure I would be lambasted for doing so.If, however, I was myself an African-American
I would be more than outraged, I would be pissed, I would be beside
and years of African-Americans being treated like second class citizens this
country seems to be turning around, and changing its racial ways.Barriers against black people have come
down.We have black people running large
corporations.We have a black
President.People are starting to be
judged by the content of their character and now we have this example, this
excuse, to turn back to the prejudices and stereotypes of days gone by.
For years, I
have been encumbered with my own racial prejudice, which I recognize as being
wrong and which I have tried to overcome.There was a time when I would stand on the subway rather than sit next
to an unknown person of color.If I
walked past a group of young male African-Americans, I would be on guard and
might try to avoid any encounter if possible.I am sure this behavior was insulting to those African-Americans and I
apologize for my insensitivity and ignorance.
to this new “game,” I will be back to my old ways.If I am approached by a group of young black
males, I am going to be on guard and if possible I will avoid an
encounter.This will probably insult
many innocent people…sorry, but frig that…my scull comes first.
be angry with me.I think you should be
angry with that small faction of bored youngsters for allowing old prejudices
to return.I will continue to judge
people by the content of their character, but given no other indication of a
person’s intent, I will profile first.
I am waiting
for the Black community to condemn this “game.”I am waiting for leaders to speak up against this attitude of hate
against my race and speak out against this new “game.” *
Why is my
President not setting an example and speaking out against this new “game?”
As a white
man, I don’t think I can do anything to influence these young people to change
their ways.The community of
African-Americans needs to speak out and make them stop.It takes their community, their village, to
“Hey you little shits, cut it
out.Don’t give white people an excuse
to hate!Don’t reverse a trend toward
equality and respect that has taken generations to gain traction.
Just knock off the knockout
The preceding has been the opinion of
a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.
*I saw this article sometime after I
wrote this cranky opinion.I am glad to
see that leaders of the Black community are indeed speaking out against this racist