Sunday, November 25, 2012

An odd encounter

racist cartoon from anti semitic website
I think that at some point in my life I have probably told a joke or made a comment or reference that is a slight to each and every particular ethnic group, the list is long but here's a start; Dagos, sheenies, shvuggies, spics, gooks, beaners, wops, kikes, mackerel slammers, wasps, spearchucking maumau's, heebs, well you get the idea.

We are a melting pot and we like to goof on each other in this country, coming more from a place of frat house bullshitting than any real racial animus. Of course there is a backdrop of real racism as well but I think most people find it repugnant.

Anybody that has never made a racially negative comment needs to raise their hand and then we can all call you a liar together.

Anyhow this preamble is actually leading to something, an experience I had earlier this week that caused me to pause.

One of my friendly acquaintances works in law enforcement. Earlier this week he captured the daughter of a major Mexican drug lord. He was telling us about some of the ins and outs of the arrest at coffee the other morning. The girl, her sister and the driver bodyguard was apprehended. He figured at least six support vehicles got away.

He is telling me about this and I wasn't ready for the next statement.

"They had their jew lawyer down from Los Angeles in two hours. Guy's nose was so big I was surprised he didn't fall over and hit the ground."

Now I really didn't know how to react to this. I was tempted to ask if the jew lawyer's nose was as big as mine was but I instead chose not to say anything. What can you say? He obviously didn't know my tribal affiliation or didn't care. I don't dislike the guy, almost felt glad that he felt comfortable enough to spill like that but it was still strange.

Saw him the next day and everything seemed real copacetic. I can't get up in arms, I have said some pretty vulgar things about people in my life and don't want to be a hypocrite. Probably have enough karma stored up just from my comments about oriental drivers. Better people come right and say this stuff then say it behind your back, I suppose.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least the cop was being honest.Cops use that kind of humor all the time,kind of a survival ploy.