It seems racism against black Americans is unacceptable, except when it’s endorsed by the untouchable Mexican government.
As CNN and many others are reporting, Mexican President Vicente Fox’s administration has issued a stamp depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin.
I looked at the stamp, and yes, it is quite offensive.
But who the hell (other than the people in the Mexican government who produced the stamp) thinks racism is “acceptable” when “endorsed by the untouchable Mexican government?” Predictably, Michelle never tells us, so I consulted the actual article to see what the hell she was talking about:
The Mexican government has issued postage stamps depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin, just weeks after remarks by President Vicente Fox angered U.S. blacks.
Aaaah, yes, those remarks:
Mexican President Vicente Fox called two American civil rights leaders late Monday and told them he regretted any offense to African-Americans when he said Mexican immigrants in the United States take jobs “that not even blacks want to do.”
And who were those American civil rights leaders? Why, two of Michelle’s favorite people:
Fox spoke separately by phone with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, according to a statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry.
So apparently, Jackson and Sharpton didn’t give the head of “the untouchable Mexican government” a free pass for his racist remarks. So who is Malkin talking about?
The end of the post provides a clue:
You’d think there would be more of an uproar about this. President Bush likes to recite his empty platitude that “Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande.”
Y’know, I can think of a lot of things to blame Bush for, but this simply isn’t one of them. Michelle, do you really want Bush to approach Vicente Fox and say, “You ain’t got no family values down there in South Tacostan?” I mean, was there any point to this post, any at all, other than to make your readers hate Mexico?
Incidentally, here’s someone who wasn’t outraged by Mr. Fox’s obnoxious remarks about black people- LaShawn Barber:
American co-president and Mexican president Vicente Fox has stirred the racial waters. As a justification for flooding our country with his poor subjects, he said, “There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States.”
His office issued a lame apology. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s apologizing for. I think what he said is true. Americans in general, not just blacks, are so used to living in a welfare state, they’d probably rather exist on the government dole than do “undignified” work.
I got nothing to say to that. G’night!