Media Not Enough Brown; More Than Enough Ford
posted by December 29 at 12:25 PMon
Gerald Ford means nothing to America. He contributed jack to the culture. He is the emptiness that came; and emptiness that went. With or without him, we would still be the same America. This can not be said about the Soul Brother Number One.
But the way the newspapers in America are going on about Ford, you’d think he actually gave birth to something that has now become crucial to how we feel and think as Americans. But the way he is now is the way he was back then: a vacuum! The story of his life should have been nothing more than a news brief, and the main of the media’s attention should have been lavished on the real importance, the real substance, an actual 20th century hero, James Brown. But the white press just couldn’t do it. These whites who listen to Brown everyday of their fucking lives, dance to his songs at their fucking weddings—and never had Ford enter their fucking thoughts until the hour he kicked the fucking bucket—they gave their big space to an absolute zero. Why? Because he is white and nothing else. Damn you all.