In furious disagreement to an ordered hit on a government whistle blower and his family, Tony Montana laid down the line you don’t cross in this world. “No women or children!” It has always been understood and/or believed that whenever possible ugly conflicts and disagreement should be kept to the main male principles involved to settle. Unfortunately, Mr. Burt Prelutsky of Townhall.com, a popular conservative site, came up under different codes. Now let’s be honest, a lot of “conservatives” are more often than not walking the line between personal opinion or genuine national concern and outright bigotry, sexism and racism. This is a case that is very cut and dry as to what side of the line we have been invited on.
Earlier this year Mr. Prelutsky was quoted as saying the following about First Lady Michelle Obama “…in spite of the fact that affirmative action got her an Ivy League degree and $7000 a week salary, she insists this is a mean country. If the first family gets a female dog, will she be the First Bitch or will she have to settle for second place?” He goes on to call her a “Black bitch” again. Now, I’ve always been a believer of this rule. The freedom of speech is yours to do with as you like, but if you can’t repeat what you’re saying to the face of the person you’re speaking about than there is a suspect element to what you are saying. You see as First Lady it would be improper for Michelle Obama to say the words that need to be said in reply to these cowardly and highly respectful remarks. And Burt knows that. He knows that he can take all the shots he wants because of the image that must be upheld in the White House. So that’s where we come in.
At first I had no intention of giving this lame any attention but I felt that it is important that we air out those that abuse our rights of expression to push hate and negativity. We all have mothers and I would hope that no one reading would dare take too lightly to a person saying those kinds of words to their mother. So while in the safe surroundings of other likeminded individuals, a man (and I use that term loosely) like this always feels safe to throw stones from a distance. I say we need to eliminate that distance a little bit. Let’s use the multimedia tools at our disposal and bring all heinous words to light. Conservative views are fine and good as are any other political group or affiliation but when you cross the line there needs to be no room to hide. Our words should be able to bear the brunt of questioning and criticism. The same force that was felt this past Election Day should continue to be utilized to let the old school know that they need to watch how they speak to and about us. It’s easy to get at an Imus or Bill O’Reilly but there are many that fly under the mainstream radar and those can be equally damaging. And more often than not the ones that don’t get as much attention play the dirtiest.