Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Unbelievable. They actually relieved that General for using a racial slur.

 via ABC (read the full story here...this caught my attention).

The Marine Corps confirmed at the time that it was aware of the allegations and that appropriate actions, "regardless of rank," would be taken if the allegations were substantiated.

According to an updated Stars and Stripes article published on Tuesday, Neary was at an outdoor physical training event for Marines at his headquarters where music was being played over loudspeakers. A witness to the incident told Stripes that after hearing some of the musical artists use a racial slur, Neary asked junior Marines nearby how they would feel if he used the word.

The witness told Stars and Stripes that his comment stunned the young Marines who said that even if Neary "was attempting to be instructive about the taboo nature of the word, it came as a shock to hear it from a white general officer."


I seriously screwed the pooch on this one.  Should have known better.  So pissed about some other stuff that I didn't wait to get the full story on this.

Full disclosure.

It irks the living hell outta me to hear a kid with his music on full tilt boogey and he's broadcasting his stuff for the world to hear and it full of cussing and yeah...the fucking "N" word.

Am I shocked about it?  Nope.  But I am aware of the history and to be actual and factual with rap music crossing over to all races/creeds and with the word being used so heavily in the music I've personally wondered how powerful is the slur or how can it be considered hateful when its used with so much ease.

I've pounded on Berger relentlessly.

BUT THIS WAS A TOUGH CALL.  I can't even doubt him on this.  That could even be considered a fair question for that General to ask.

FUCK ME.  I got this one all wrong.  I assumed and I definitely made an ass of myself.

The even weirder thing?  They were trying to be inclusive by broadcasting rap music at this PT event.  Ain't that a kick in the fucking pants? Dude was trying to do the right thing and ended up with an oh shit moment.


Massive sidenote.  Yeah.  I was pounding my soapbox for this guy to be removed and yeah....I didn't know what the fuck I was talking about.

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