Nope, It Didn’t Happen…It Never Existed!
Nope, It Didn't Happen...It Never Existed! We've discussed what's going on at the moment with the "Cancel Culture" which has taken hold, but it's starting to become more disturbing by the minute. I'll say it again, you can't and shouldn't erase history, but that's not what's so disturbing me.
The lines are being blurred, to the point that we ALL will lose ALL of our culture and everything will be construed as "racist". Does anyone really want to live in a society where anything that we say or do is suspect?
Take for example NASCAR's "Noose Incident" on today's Sports Dish:
...The FBI has concluded that the noose found in Bubba Wallace's NASCAR garage was a garage door pull rope that resembled a noose and had been there since last Fall. Fifteen FBI agents investigated before reaching their conclusion. No federal charges are going to be filed."...
At what point do we stop interacting with one another for fear of being "suspect"? It all seems a bit Orwellian to me...will "Big Brother" be watching, as in George Orwell's book, "1984"? At what point does our society become "vanilla" (pun intended). Check out these two stories from today's SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Eskimo Pie Ice Cream Bars Changing Name Because It's Derogatory: CNN says Dreyer's Ice Cream is changing the name of their Eskimo Pie ice cream bars because they say it is derogatory. Eskimo Pie ice cream bars have been around for 99 years. Dreyers says, “We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory. This move is part of a larger review to ensure our company and brands reflect our people values.''
Aunt Jemima's Great-Grandson Is Angry That She Is Being Removed From Syrup Bottles: The Daily Beast and the Chicago Patch newspaper say Aunt Jemima's great-grandson is angry that she is being removed from syrup bottles. Larnell Evans Sr says his great-grandmother, Anna Short Harrington, was the second Aunt Jemima that Quaker Oats used. Quaker Oats is changing the name of their Aunt Jemima syrup because its origins are based on a racial stereotype.
Larnell says, "This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history. The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother's history. A black female. … It hurts. She worked for that Quaker Oats for 20 years. She traveled all the way around the United States and Canada making pancakes as Aunt Jemima for them," he said. "This woman served all those people, and it was after slavery. She worked as Aunt Jemima. That was her job. … How do you think I feel as a black man sitting here telling you about my family history they're trying to erase? How many white people were raised looking at characters like Aunt Jemima at breakfast every morning? How many white corporations made all them profits, and didn't give us a dime? I think they should have to look at it. They can't just wipe it out while we still suffer.''
My point in all of this is where does it end? Does something someone might have done could have been interpreted as derogatory to someone who may have been offended according to what someone else thought? You see where I'm going with this? Everyone needs to take a deep breath and get back to celebrating the fact that we're all different and that's OK, before everything becomes...Nope, It Didn't Happen...It Never Existed!