I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Mammy ain't suh-pozetuh talk back.
Git da whip, paw.
But here's the catch: The people who claim the free market will take care of these things are often the one's most outraged when the market actually does it. The people who claim that the market alone will not be enough see these people outraged over the free market making it's "correction" and realize that they are the reason that the free market cannot, on it's own, fix the problem.
Case in point: The Zimmerman thing. That's an example of the free market exploiting the **** out of racial animosity for profit. The controversy generates ratings and ratings generate revenue. "But black people alone are too small of a demographic to really generate serious revenue, so let's piss off white people to make them interested in the case. How can that be done? Appeal to their feelings of victimization with regard to race (victimization that is evidenced by the outrage over the market dealing with racist comments and behaviors, such as those committed by Paula Dean)." The free market formula in effect with regard to race: Exploit racial tensions, generate those ratings, collect all that advertising cash, rinse and repeat when the next major thing happens that can be exploited for financial gain.
Even this Paula Deen thing is an example of racial tensions being exploited and even promoted for financial gain, just at a smaller level. Most people didn't give a flying **** about who Paula Deen was before this. She's just some dumpy hillbilly broad who makes pie. She's not the first dumpy hillbilly broad who makes pie to say something stupid, and she won't be the last dumpy hillbilly broad who makes pie to say something stupid. Ironically, her "defenders" are the reason why she gets so much play time, though. A rational person would hear what she did and say "Wow, that dumpy hillbilly broad who makes pie sure is a ****ing idiot." and that's the end of it. Bitch loses her job and the world is unharmed in any way. But her defenders nee dot make it about something more than what it is. It's apparently some vast media conspiracy against freedom and ****, so we have to defend this dumb **** before she gets what she deserves for being a ****ing moron.
Nonsense. It's a vast media conspiracy to make ****ing money. Controversy = profits. The media will do their damnedest to keep racial tensions strong because it's a ****ing cash cow for them. If people do not want it to happen, then they need to stop making it profitable to generate controversy. They shouldn't blame the media for it, they need to blame their own fat asses for planting themselves in front of the TV and generating revenue for the people exploiting the issue for profits. And planting their fat asses in front of FOX or Rush Limbaugh doesn't do it. I guarantee that Rush and Murdoch are ****ing ecstatic about these controversies. They certainly do their best to feed the flames, while talking out the side of their mouth over how horrible the exploitation is. They make a fortune on it.
And out culture is so ****ing stupid they suck it all in without once paying attention to the game of three-card-monty they are being duped by. "I'm not part of the problem!!! I only watch FOX, not the lamestream media!". That's the ultimate flaw in the free market. It would work perfectly if people weren't ****ing retarded, but unfortunately, since most people are dumber than a box of cat****, it often needs regulatory assistance.
(Haven't gotten into a good long debate with you in a while, so I figured I'd take my stab at it here )
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
The Market is not the same today as it was 50 years ago, societ yis not the same as it was 50 years ago, I don't think that if laws built around the context of the market and society of 50 years ago were tweaked a bit we'd suddenly descended into a maddening mire of racism run amok and ciivl rights trampled upon all over.
To me, this is a situation that both simultaneously shows that the knee jerk reaction to any notion of reduction in government regulation of business regarding civil rights (even in the loosest forms) is a bit ridiculous AND that the farther right notion of a complete removal of government regulation of business regarding civil rights because the "market" will take care of it is ALSO a bit ridiculous.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I am a strong supporter of everyone's 1st Amendment rights, and I oppose PC bull****.
But I do have a caveat: Anyone who says something that offends others must be ready for criticism.
"Political correctness does not legislate tolerance;it only organizes hatred." ~ Jacques Barzun.
"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen." ~ Tommy Smothers