Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Is Mika Brzezinski a Racist or Just Morally Debasing Herself to Bolster Right-Wing TV Ratings

The Values Mika Brzezinski is Passing Down to Next Generation
Why  pick on Mika Brzezinski when she is merely the co-host of the Morning Show with Joe Scarborough, while he and their guest Bill Kristol were spewing at least as much racist bile as she. The program in question set out to rationalize the chanting of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity members that got them kicked off the campus of the University of Oklahoma (OU). The words referenced lynching a n-----, rather than allowing one into SAE.  Brzezinski and the other so-called mental heavy weights attempted to show a moral equivalence between this behavior and the vulgar lyrics in rap songs.  I'm not aware of any hip hop lyrics that have advocated hanging anyone,  nor excluding him from an exclusive fraternity.  But my main point is that this is not cute.  It is a shameful use of one's mental facilities in a vain attempt to smooth over behavior that one knows to be morally repugnant.

Maybe the reason I single out Ms. Brzezinski is that, while I do believe in gender equality and such,  I also know as a mother, that we often have the stronger influence on molding the values of our children, whether we intend to or not.  Rationalizing bigotry and attempting to convince a public audience that a hurtful act of evil is a meaningless trifle scares me, particularly when I see it in another mother, whatever her profession might  be.  Can you imagine what values her progeny  might have picked up and be spouting on a FRAT bus having grown up with a Mom so morally bankrupt as to have justified such racist behavior at OU?  
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