What follows is the complete text of an email I received recently.
This really is priceless!!
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away"
THE FIRE CHIEF SAID..PRICELESS
The Fire Chief Said…
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
Not fair to make judgment of this, until you see what the Fire Chief says!!!!
In South Los Angeles , a 4-plex home was destroyed by a fire.
A Mexican family of six, all welfare recipients and gang members,
Lived on the first floor, they died.
An Islamic group of seven welfare cheats,
All illegally in the country from Kenya , lived on the second floor,
And they, too, all perished in the fire.
6 LA, Hispanic, Gang Bangers, & ex-cons,
Lived on the 3rd floor and they, too, died.
A lone, white couple lived on the top floor.
The couple survived the fire.
Jesse Jackson, John Burris and Al Sharpton were furious!!
They flew into LA and met with the fire chief, on camera.
They loudly demanded to know,
Why the Blacks, Black Muslims and Hispanics,
All died in the fire and why only the White couple lived?
The Fire Chief said,
"They were at work"
This has just got to keep on circulating… it’s too good…
This is how the right wing thinks. This is Tea Party. This is Republican conservatism. This is the heart of the modern Republican party.
Nineteen people burned to death in a house fire. None of them were white. The white people survived because they were at work.
Nineteen people burned to death.
And that’s funny. Because they weren’t white. Because their lives were different. Because they were, what, morally defective?
But the white couple? Apparently very virtuous. They were at work, of some kind.
This is virulently racist stereotyping. It’s the sort of thing that serves to confirm the beliefs of the shallow ‘thinkers’ on the right.
It’s the sort of thing that leads to concentration camps and furnaces, all run by the ‘right people’, the good people, the moral people, the people who think it funny that nineteen people burned to death in a house fire.
And it is the sort of thing that appears to be very popular on the right. The party of Boehner. Of Palin. Of Kantor. Of the Koch brothers. Of Romney. Of Limbaugh and Hannity. Of fundogelicals. The party of morality and family values.
It is now an American value that people of color burn to death in house fires. That’s a family value today.
And it’s funny. Pricelessly funny.