Those were Mayor Fischer’s words on the woman who is now being intimidated and harrassed for shouting at people in a store. Rude people who acted very selfishly in the checkout line. Her words contain profanities and bigoted statements. She spoke in a loud enough voice to be heard by all in line. If I may be sarcastically creative, it was loud enough for at least five million folks to hear as well… thanks to the child who ran up to the Big House squealing “Daddy, Daddy Lookie what I gawt!!” and waving a recording of our sister in her hand.
Back to Fischer’s words..then mine.
“…I am sad and disappointed to see conduct like this, when one person so dehumanizes another human being…
How interesting, for I’m disappointed as well. Grown adults acting like excited children, talking about “criminal action” for what is most likely a grandmother doing her damndest to do right by her grandchildren for Christmas. The thought of this attention bringing woe to an American family within a Christmas week ..unforgiveable.
…This is not who we are, and on behalf of our community, I apologize to the two women who were treated in such a horrible way…
….As a country of immigrants, we must understand that we only move forward through peace, acceptance and embracing those who are different from us….
Different from “us”? My goodness.
I was so sure I was going to hear a thousand civil-rights-anti-discrimination-whatever-the-heck-voices indignantly exclaim on that one.
What do you mean ‘People different from ‘us’?? Who is this “us” you made sure to specify upon? Weren’t you JUST hinting at a collective “we” formed by a variety of immigrants? If so, then to even declare a difference between “others” from “us”….lol, sorry, carries an implication that speaks volumes on how he truly feel on the so called victims he’s apologizing to. In the very least, he doesn’t consider the Latinas a part of the “us” he belongs to.
That’s not my main focus, however. What I’m thinking on will require some hypothetical figuring. Some imagination.
Hmm. Let’s say Tourette’s or Bi Polar disease. Tourette’s is known to have sufferers uttering inappropriate words and/or phrases. Many unable to control that which often shocks whatever crowds of folk happen to be around.
A person afflicted with a bi polar disease can undergo a number of behaviors deemed inappropriate in public.
Back to this sweet and adorable greeting card statement Fischer presented. The part about we [us] only move[moving] forward through peace, acceptance and embracing those who are different from us.
Wouldn’t she be considered a good candidate for the so called peace and acceptance, seeing that she would be part of a group recognized as needing special protections via Federal and State laws?
Tickets would sell out like hotcakes for the backpedaling alone, I’m sure.
Personally, seeing her as being “different from us” public conduct wise, I’m a bit confused as to why he doesn’t feel she is also deserving of this warm and cuddly tolerance that he demands from her towards the “victims”. I’m not shocked over the fact that he opened his mouth so wide on the issue; worldwide “political correctness” being as broad of an ass to kiss as it is. It’s shocking that he opened it in the first place.
One would think the mayor had more important issues to address than threatening an elderly taxpaying American citizen on Christmas week.