There's been something about all this arguing between the left and the right about the situation in New Orleans that's been rubbing a raw nerve with me. Those early reports about cannibalism.
I seen that on the Drudge Report early on. Now, I'm not gonna rant on the accuracy of Drudge Report, 'cause he's got himself an out. He's reporting what others are reporting. That is, he's got links to others that make the claims that are made. So, in that respect, he ain't no different than Peter Jennings. Except for being alive.
No, it's those that made those cannibalism claims to start with, and the follow-up reports about that. What I want to know is how come so many folks bought into the stories about cannibalism.
Some said that it just plays on the stereotype about cannibalism in Africa, because it subconsciously links cannibalism with Blacks (or the PC, African-Americans).
Well, I'm trying to remember when I saw an actual confirmed report of Blacks practicing cannibalism. And I don't. Do you?
Remember that plane crash in the Andes? I do. Saw it on the news when they were rescued. Struck me as a bunch of White folk eatin' other White folk. Looking at pictures then and now, it didn't strike me as the African stereotype of cannibalism.
Ever read about the Donner Party? Bunch of White folk. And that's what was served at the party: White folk.
Remember Jeffery Dahmer? White boy.
Heck, even in the movies, it's White folks eating people. Hannibal Lechter comes to mind. And remember Norman Bates? No, in the movie he didn't eat folks. But Ed Gein, who inspired Robert Bloch to write the book Psycho did.
So, what I want to know is why so many people bought into the early reports of cannibalism in New Orleans? After just a couple of days?!
Those that did need to look inside themselves and try to figure out why they'd believe that.
And they call us White Trash.
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