Thursday, January 25, 2007

Doing Away with Organizations Bob Doesn't Like

Today Bob "asked" if its time to "do away" with "black groups", i.e., the various social and trade organizations of African Americans. Bob went and listed a bunch of the groups (Black Nurses Association, Black Entertainment Television, Miss Black USA, Congressional Black Caucus, etc.). Bob argues that these groups somehow divide the country.

Unsurprisingly, Bob completely ignores the other racial-based organizations that exist in the United States. For example, Bob made no mention of the various Native American Organizations or Asian American Organizations. Are these groups just as divisive and harmful as African American organizations? If so, why did Bob not call for their extinction as well?

And exactly how does Bob propose to "do away" with these organizations? Should the government use its power to shut them down? Luckily, for everyone, the Constitution protects these organizations in the First Amendment. Perhaps you've heard of it? Specifically, it says, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging ... the right of the people peaceably to assemble...." Thus, Bob and his fantasy government won't be able to "do away" with these organizations, unless they also "do away" with the First Amendment.

But I don't understand why Bob stops with just race-based organizations? Aren't ethnic and gender-based organizations also harmful to the country? Shouldn't we also "do away" with the Ancient Order of Hiberians in America and the Italian American Bar Association of Michigan? Don't these organizations serve to divide Americans by ethnic heritage? Following Bob's "logic," the Society of Women Engineers must be done away with cause it's hurting America.

But why stop with just race, ethnic, and gender-based organizations? Why not extend the cleansing to religious-based organizations like the American Jewish Committee and the Christian Legal Society? In fact, come to think of it, why do we need Christian-based radio stations? Why not just regular old radio stations that everyone can enjoy? Don't religious-based radio stations perpetuate division of Americans? What do you think, Bob?

1 comment:

drseinfeld said...

Bob "Nutjob" Dutko had this to say about profiling muslims:

The people who should be the most in favor of profiling muslims are muslims. If you are a muslim, you should welcome, encourage, even demand profiling. The muslim community is not doing themselves any favors by complaining about profiling. Until you (the muslims) say, "Hey, I want to be profiled," you are not going to have a situation where people feel you have the equal goal with them of fighting terrorism. But as long as you have this righteous indignation of, "Hey, why are you always targeting us muslims?", it is never going to change.