Thursday, September 29, 2005

Jesus Is A Nigger

"You could abort every black baby in this country, and the crime rate would go down."-Bill Bennett

Before I get a bunch of comments suggesting I am a racist for using the "n" word, let me assure you, I am not. Back in the first Gulf War, I happened to use a men's room in a bar where some one had scrawled "Kill all the sand niggers" on the wall. This brought to mind my art history classes I took while in College. One of the first things taught that in all the original depictions of Jesus, or the Good Shepherd, he was shown with long curly black hair and dark skin, as would befitting a person from the region that Jesus sprang up from. As cultures assimilated Christianity, they made him over to look more like the citizens of the country where he was being introduced. That's why our image of Jesus is of the vaguely European looking hippie. I had a postcard sent by a friend down south, in which Jesus was portrayed as a mullet headed white hillbilly (oops, I mean ridge runner) in robes. But the truth of the matter is, Jesus is black.
I played in a proto-grunge band back in the eighties called NAIF (for New Age Industrial Folkies) and wrote a song called "Jesus Is A Nigger" as a put down of those racists who get upset when black people call each other niggas and they can't call them niggers (not understanding the difference between the two words). In the song, the good Christian racist dies and goes to heaven only to find out that Jesus is a black man. It almost got me killed one night until I explained what the song is about.
You see, I like black people. I prefer them over white people because being white, I know we all are racist. That's why Rush Limbaugh singles out Jesse Jackson for criticism but not Marion "Pat" Robertson. Rush is a racist. And so is Bill Bennett.
The above statement was made on a talk show when a caller suggested that if all the babies aborted were allowed to live, their extra income would have generated enough money to save Social Security. Virtuous Christian and gambling addict Bennett followed up the question with that statement.
Of course Mr. Bennett over looked the fact that most white people aren't arrested as often when committing the same crimes as black people. More black people live in poverty and are unable to afford a good lawyer like white people and are more likely to go to jail. More white people have political connections that allow them to go free when committing the same crimes as white people. Hell, the Bush twins can be photographed underage drinking on the cover of a national news tabloid and never even thought of being prosecuted.
So the next time you racists are watching "COPS" and see that black man get roughed up for having a rock of crack cocaine, just remember that Noelle Bush was found in rehab with a crack rock in her shoe and all she got was ten days in jail. And when all you cracker racist Christians die and go to heaven, you''ll have to answer to Jesus why you hate his people.

6 comments:

Lily said...

Yeah, I saw the conversation you are referring to and could not believe it. I think when we comment on such matters though we must do so verrrrry carefully because people are not generally attentive, nor are they close readers. I know what you are trying to say, I think, but cringed just the same because I am intellectually prudish.

Lew Scannon said...

I guess what I was trying to say was that you can't be a racist and a Christian, as Jesus was not a white person. I don't like to say that word, makes me sound and feel like an ignorant red neck, but I have no problem writing it as I don't have to hear myself say it. But I have heard that word bandied about in my prescense because I am a honk and the title of this post is generally my response.

Anonymous said...

Jesus was Jewish. The Jews are of the Caucasian race, not the Negroid race. Now of course he wasn't "white white", that is, Anglo-Saxon. But he certainly wasn't black, either. I would have thought everyone knew that.

Anonymous said...

There are poor white people too. I mean, I coudlnt afford a competent lawyer if I needed one.

geist said...

hmmmmm well im caucasian and Im not a racist, I hate everyone equally. Everyone looks alike to me, whether your white black asian or anything else, we're all part of the same decaying compost pile.

Anonymous said...

The Original Hebrews(Jews) were not of Caucasian descent. Most of today's Jews are Khazar and Ashkenazi. They are Europeans who adopted the Jewish religion. All of the earliest depiction of Hebrews (Jews) were of black people. Jesus didn't become white until the pope had Michael Angelo do a painting. The pope to this day prays to a black Madonna and Child. All of the oldest, most sacred Madonnas are black.