Our culture is going the way of the Romans - mediocrity is now our cultural motto. As a microcosm of this type of malaise, I give you "The Boondocks". The banner that flies over the castle of Political Correctness has a scowling visage, cornrows and a balled up fist.
Comic strips used to be funny. The Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, Marmaduke and Beetle Bailey were written to entertain. They are classics that are peppered with humor, intelligence and moral values.
The opposite of those virtues resides in "The Boondocks."
It is a controversial and politically charged cartoon that showcases two inner-city hoodrats named Huey and Riley Freeman. The show is seen through the eyes of these two. They are pulled from their South Side (Chicago) neighborhood and dropped into the suburbs, thus the name "Boondocks". I know it sounds like such a stitch already, doesn't it? I've watched a few episodes and it is laugh-out-loud funny (not!). Huey is 10 and is already a Leftist revolutionary (how cute) and his brother is no better as he dreams of becoming a gangster rapper (what high aspirations~). He even has a tattoo that reads "Thug Blood." The show gets even MORE funny as the viewers endure Huey's bitter meditations on race in America. Of course it is the usual black racist agenda on full auto: they are victims of the military-industrial complex, white corporations, and republicans (who evidently hate all black people). The excuses continue : They are allowed to commit crime and sell drugs because "day need ta eat" .... all the ususal pablum that passes for black power politics.
As the rap group "Ghetto Boyz" say - Damn it feels good to be a gangsta! That is because it is liberating to have no responsibilities - not to the babies you create, the women you impregnate then abandon, the people you sell drugs to, the people you rob, hurt and kill, and then turn around and blame institutional racism and the police for all of it. It is sad and pathetic that a 'comic strip' like this gets any public attention - let alone it's own television show. It also speaks volumes about our liberal press, who are choking us to death with their political correctness, when they give this show a pass and even have the audacity to give the author an award!
Do everyone a favor and boycott this show. Spend that hour instead, with your children - teaching them how they're not to blame for the dysfunction, the unemployment, the crime and the squallor in the black community.
They have no one to blame but themselves. The first step to fixing a problem is in identifying it.