Brian T Shirley

Brian T Shirley
Jokers Wild, Atlantis Resort

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Here's my comment on the Explosion of Voula Papachristou from the Greek Track team. She tweeted, on her personal site I might add, that " With so many Africans in Greece...At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food." Because of one tweet her Olympic career, for now, is over.

 The joke was not that funny, but that's what is was, a joke.Does not seem fair to do this to someone over a tweet. But that's what political correctness is in the end, mind control. If they can punish people for what they "tweet", how far away are we from the "thought police". I saw a few comments from people on here who loved this decision, those are the real "haters". The joke was more"continentalist" than "racist". She was talking about where they were from, not the color of their skin.The people who decided to expel her don't even know what the hell the joke was about. In my profession, I can't afford to be politically correct, I have to deal with the truth. The next step is jail time or fines. Think about this, had an African said this about their own countrymen, this would not be an issue. But because someone of a different nationality and skin tone ( there are white Africans, but because she's white and the African athletes are black there is where the racism comes in) then it's deemed racists and offensive. It's a great way to keep people of different races and nationalities at odds with each other. Imagine a world where we laugh at each others jokes about the various races, instead of making taboo. That's the ultimate way to be open minded and all inclusive.