Let's just get it over with and deem everything racist

PC is mangling our language like never before.  The list of words that have been summarily put on a bus, deported across the border, set sail on the ocean, and then propelled into outer space never to be heard from again now includes “resilience.”

You might think: What could be wrong with “resilience”?  Isn’t resilience a good thing?

It used to be.  But now, in the age of Obama, in some quarters, the word and idea of resilience are an insult!  Worse than an insult, it’s (wait for it) racist.

This according to attorney Tracie Washington, director, Louisiana Justice Institute, who recently claimed that she’s sick and tired of black people in New Orleans being called “resilient” and has gone so far as to post signs around town that say, “Stop calling me resilient.”

Beneath that heading, the signs reads: “Because every time you say, ‘Oh, they’re resilient,’ that means you can do something else to me.”

(One can only presume “they” refers to evil white people and “me” refers to innocent, victimized black people.)

The statement at the bottom of the sign is really the cherry on the sundae, as it reads: “I am not resilient.”

Well, all right, then.

Washington claims that resiliency represents “an unnatural state” and that “we weren’t born to be resilient.”

If I may interject, if human beings were not made to be resilient, the human race would fail to carry on, but never mind these small details.  Back to Washington and her wild claims.

She asserts that the black community has been “conditioned” to be resilient and that it shouldn’t have to be.  Instead, it’s the government’s job to make sure members of the black community have a healthy environment so that people have a good job, send their children to good schools, and have “great health care.”

In other words, the government should make everything so fantastic that members of the black community don’t have to be resilient.  (The assumption made here is that white people never need to be resilient and that resilience is a word and a trait unique to black people.)

Washington claims that President Bush promised these things to the black community after Hurricane Katrina but that they haven’t been delivered.

She adds that she “ain’t hatin’ white folks” and that she’s “glad that they’re making their money.”

Whatever any of that means.

But, listen, I know it’s Monday and the week has just started.  I don’t want to be a downer, so allow me to offer up this video of comedian Colin Quinn delivering a brilliant monologue on PC I guarantee it will make you laugh.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop and a commentator by the name of Rondo, who posted the Quinn video on the thread

Update: Ronny Gordon adds his visial commentary:

PC is mangling our language like never before.  The list of words that have been summarily put on a bus, deported across the border, set sail on the ocean, and then propelled into outer space never to be heard from again now includes “resilience.”

You might think: What could be wrong with “resilience”?  Isn’t resilience a good thing?

It used to be.  But now, in the age of Obama, in some quarters, the word and idea of resilience are an insult!  Worse than an insult, it’s (wait for it) racist.

This according to attorney Tracie Washington, director, Louisiana Justice Institute, who recently claimed that she’s sick and tired of black people in New Orleans being called “resilient” and has gone so far as to post signs around town that say, “Stop calling me resilient.”

Beneath that heading, the signs reads: “Because every time you say, ‘Oh, they’re resilient,’ that means you can do something else to me.”

(One can only presume “they” refers to evil white people and “me” refers to innocent, victimized black people.)

The statement at the bottom of the sign is really the cherry on the sundae, as it reads: “I am not resilient.”

Well, all right, then.

Washington claims that resiliency represents “an unnatural state” and that “we weren’t born to be resilient.”

If I may interject, if human beings were not made to be resilient, the human race would fail to carry on, but never mind these small details.  Back to Washington and her wild claims.

She asserts that the black community has been “conditioned” to be resilient and that it shouldn’t have to be.  Instead, it’s the government’s job to make sure members of the black community have a healthy environment so that people have a good job, send their children to good schools, and have “great health care.”

In other words, the government should make everything so fantastic that members of the black community don’t have to be resilient.  (The assumption made here is that white people never need to be resilient and that resilience is a word and a trait unique to black people.)

Washington claims that President Bush promised these things to the black community after Hurricane Katrina but that they haven’t been delivered.

She adds that she “ain’t hatin’ white folks” and that she’s “glad that they’re making their money.”

Whatever any of that means.

But, listen, I know it’s Monday and the week has just started.  I don’t want to be a downer, so allow me to offer up this video of comedian Colin Quinn delivering a brilliant monologue on PC I guarantee it will make you laugh.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop and a commentator by the name of Rondo, who posted the Quinn video on the thread

Update: Ronny Gordon adds his visial commentary: