Friday, October 15, 2010
Whores in Politics: Really? This is News?
If I hear one more self-righteous politician complain about the use of the word "whore", I'm gonna...well, I'm not gonna do anything. If I were to do something every time that happened, I'd probably be doing a lot of said thing.
Let's be serious for a moment, shall we? What is the definition of the word "whore"? Well, let's ask our friends Merriam and Webster:
Whore noun \ˈhȯr, ˈhu̇r\
1: a woman who engages in sexual acts for money : prostitute; also : a promiscuous or immoral woman
2: a male who engages in sexual acts for money
3: a venal or unscrupulous person
So, let's see...we have a woman who f**ks for money...a man who f**ks for money...and a venal person-- venal?
venal adj \ˈvē-nəl\
1: capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration : purchasable; especially : open to corrupt influence and especially bribery : mercenary : a venal legislator
2: originating in, characterized by, or associated with corrupt bribery :a venal arrangement with the police
Hmmm...so, this is inaccurate how? Seems that most of the politicians out there today (and for the whole of American/HUMAN history) are crazy with whores. I mean, filling our ears with loads of BS so they can score a few votes...well, if you replace "BS" with "things voters want to hear" (or ear f**king, maybe...), and "votes" with "money" (which usually go hand-in-hand anyway)...these things seem to be incredibly accurate.
Granted, calling someone a "whore" can be somewhat childish. Any sort of name calling, no matter how much fun it can be, is childish. But this tired, droll, fake outrage that these people love to proclaim in the face of such names is just plain silly.
And please, people...what's even more tired is comparing every and any kind of name calling to being called a "nigger". The last time I checked, the word "nigger" is not a very flexible slur:
nigger noun \ˈni-gər\
1: usually offensive; : a black person
2: usually offensive; : a member of any dark-skinned race
3: a member of a socially disadvantaged class of persons <it's time for somebody to lead all of America's niggers…all the people who feel left out of the political process — Ron Dellums
Not many other places you can go with that word, are there? It's funny how many people want to claim to be "niggers" whenever they are called some sort of name. Usually, the people that play the "nigger" card are people that tend to complain about other people victimizing themselves. When you play victim, what do you expect?
It's time that people start treating name-calling, and the people doing it, for what they are. It's merely a passive-aggressive way for cowards to deal with their emotions...without taking personal accountability for their own short-comings.
Take if from someone that's been called a "nigger" from a speeding car; if that car was parked, they wouldn't say a goddamn thing.
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