Friday, July 4, 2008

Jesse Helms Dies, Civil Rights Live

Or as the Village Voice calls it, Jesse Helms finally dies. One should not rejoice in anothers demise....but like every rule, there are exceptions, and this is one such exception. There was no way this relic Confederate loyalist was ever going to stick around for a president that looks or sounds like Obama, or even its possiblity. Hell, he couldn't have even if he wanted to.

This site has a collection
of some of his greatest hits, a few of which can be found below:

"I've never heard once in this chamber anybody say to the
homosexuals, 'stop what you're doing.' If they would stop what
they're doing there would not be one additional case of AIDS
in the United State."

Bill Clinton "better watch out if he comes down here
[to North Carolina]. He'd better have a bodyguard."

"I've been portrayed as a caveman by some. That's not true.
I'm a conservative progressive, and that means I think all men
are equal, be they slants, beaners or niggers."

"Democracy used to be a good thing, but now it has gotten into
the wrong hands."

When a caller to CNN's Larry King Live show praised guest
Jesse Helms for "everything you've done to help keep
down the niggers," Helms' response was to salute the camera
and say, "Well, thank you, I think."

He was the worst kind of scum, for he served as an anchor for all that has ever been contradictory and
wrong about the American experiment. Today being American Independence Day, I can't help but look back
on the 4th to last paragraph of that document and think of Helms:

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants
of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished
destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

This country was founded on a contradiction. Forget the depressing 3/5 Compromise, and all the subsequent tragedies pertaining to race and class in the Constitution, which was a political and legal document. The Declaration, born 232 years ago today, was a philosophic document, laying out the ideals and ideas of what eventually became this new country, which for all Jefferson knew, may or may not have been able to win independence on the battle field. So they had to win in the minds of men. But that line about the natives, and the idea that all men are equal, does not jive, to say the least, with itself. But this is where Jesse Helms was most comfortable, and this is what he fought to preserve. He was an explanation point for the absolute worst aspects of America, and any true patriot will drink enough beer today to vomit into an empty carton of North Carolina cigarettes, to be buried and in tribute to a man that was closer in spirit to Hitler than Dr. King. He was the worst kind of scum, that which is without cure, the kind only time can ride us of.

Eat it Jesse, your dead, and it is a crime against humanity that you were allowed to live as long as you did. Right now, more than ever before, I hope that G-d is a black, homosexual Mexican.

1 comment:

Distributorcap said...

i so wish he could have hung on to see the first black man elected president

as much as i wanted him gone, gone with that knife in his back would have been better