Wednesday, August 16, 2006

White people power

George Allen has stirred up quite a pot of ugly with his recent remarks calling S.R. Sidarth, a campaigner working for Jim Webb, a "macaca." As the only non-white in sight, the remark clearly had racial overtones, even though Allen claims he had no idea what the word meant.
I don't know what it means.
Because Allen uses words he doesn't know all the time, often repeatedly. He also claimed that he "just made it up." Well, which is it, George? Is it a word you don't know or one that you just "made up"?

Yeah, right:
Macaca (also spelled Macaque) is a dismissive epithet used by Francophone colonials in Africa for native populations of North and Subsaharan Africans. Macaca is also a code word used in the White Power Movement to refer to people of African descent.


Anonymous mr. Macaca said...

I was really offended by Sen. Allen's recent unbelievable "macaca" comments. It reminded me of being a "Jungle Bunny" in third grade.

To vent, I made some funny t-shirts and other stuff to celebrate the end of Allen's campaign (hopefully). I thought you might want to check it out.

I'm donating 30% of the profit to Allen's competitor, Democratic candidate Jim Webb.

-Mr. Macaca

9:53 PM  

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