Archive for April, 2005
On Fox News Watch there was a debate about whether US networks should be showing violent film-clips provided by Al Jazeera. Obviously they get them from terrorists.
The lead liberal on News Watch, Gabriel something, is the official liberal on the show and therefore the official conscience. He is always earnest and nobody ever ridicules him. Pope Gabriel made his pronouncement:
“The question is whether there is some kind of collaboration between the media and Al Jazeera.”
The normal response to this is a horselaugh. The media always collaborates.
Who decided which reporter covers Havana?
Fidel, of course.
If Ho Chin Min wanted any story in the American media, he sent one of his guys down to the Saigon bar where the fearless Journalists were getting smashed with each other — none of them knew any American soldiers — and handed the story to them.
If any network was too hard on the Soviet Union, every story they could have been given (all pre-written so they wouldn’t have to work) dried up.
When I was at the Voice of America we did some stories about runaway alcoholism in the Soviet Union. The bulletin boards were full of complaints about these stories put up by pro-Soviet employees of VOA. All members of the staff were Federal Civil Service employees.
So there were plenty of openly pro-Soviet people there.
Actually, the stories we put out came from the Soviets themselves. We were lazy too.
These alcoholism stories were largely part of the breakup of Soviet tyranny. Gorbachev was openly worried about alcoholism in the USSR, and HE provided the stories. But the pro-Soviet VOA staff was back in the Brezhnev era, and such gut criticism of the USSR was a no-no to them.
To be a “professional journalist” you either have to work or be a prostitute.
The last working journalist died decades ago.
Whenever a “professional journalist” bitches about The Drudge Report or someone else as “not a REAL journalist,” they mean somebody who does WORK and takes real chances
You cannot be a “real journalist” unless you are a lazy prostitute.
The blog I just wrote on “Water” could take care of illegal immigration.
What happens if you try to get into Mexico by going around the Mexican police?
It happens. Some Americans and other foreigners with property or other interests in Mexico are banned from there. So what happens if they sneak in?
Are they given a long list of appeal rights while they stay free in Mexico?
You’ve GOT to be joking. They go to jails.
And they don’t leave until they have served their prison sentences.
In MEXICAN prisons.
If every illegal alien spent a few months chasing water in one of the places I would set aside, immigration would no longer be a game.
The first lines of Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “Gunga Din,” are:
YOU may talk o’ gin an’ beer
When you’re quartered safe out ‘ere,
An’ you’re sent to penny-fights an’ Aldershot it;
But if it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on water,
An’ you’ll lick the bloomin’ boots of ‘im that’s got it.
I’ve seen that.
Wouldn’t it be nice if hard-core prisoners spent none of their lives thinking about how to throw feces at guards or getting drugs or lawyers, and all their time thinking about water?
It could be done.
Put them in the desert. Give each one a time and place when his very limited supply of water would be dropped. It would be different each time.
Restricted zone. If you have a pilot’s license this is one area you KNOW about. Any aircraft violating it gets shot down. This area strictly for the water-dropping aircraft.
Nothing gets into a prison zone without being shot at.
So we have a slab of desert where the prisoner’s ONLY concern is getting his water and, incidentally, anything else he needs.
Believe me, when you need water, water is everything.
We have lots of desert, at least a hundred thousand square miles federally owned. If all those tough guys in prison could end up there, they would be very, very different people.
Being desperate for water is a whole different experience.
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When a member of a minority group feels resentment it is called Righteous Indignation.
When a white gentile feels resentment it is called Hate.
America’s Nationalist Revolution
The reason the American Revolution occurred has nothing to do with tea or stamp taxes. The American Revolution was the result of one single cause: it was time for it.
A new nation had grown up across the Atlantic from Britain. Almost all white Americans in 1776 had been born in America, their fathers had been born in America, their grandfathers had been born in America, and their GREAT grandfathers had been born in America.
In fact, the Americans who fought the Revolution and wrote the Constitution had the highest percentage of native-born Americans there have ever been in this country, before or since. The last of the big waves of immigration to America ended by 1710, and most of occurred long before that.
Americans had huge families and plenty of food and healthy places to live. The population doubled every twenty to twenty-five years naturally, without immigration.
One of the last debates Benjamin Franklin had in Britain before the Revolution ended suddenly when, for once, he had no reply. Franklin had been delegated to represent the interests of several colonies in London. In the middle of the debate, Franklin clammed up completely.
He was asked what silenced him, and he said that one man on the English side had said, “This man is not a Briton, this man is an AMERICAN.”
Franklin suddenly realized that the Briton was right.
Franklin suddenly realized that all the talk of Taxation Without Representation and the Stamp Tax were utterly meaningless. The problem was that America was under the control of another nation.
All this is heresy today. Liberals and, therefore, respectable conservatives have to agree that America is not a group of people, it is a group of principles. They cannot admit that when the Constitution stated as its sole authority, “We the people of the United States and OUR posterity,” they meant it.
When those who wrote Constitution dedicated it ENTIRELY, one hundred percent to nothing but the interests of ourselves and our posterity, they MEANT it.
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The Nationalist South
By 1860 the South was an altogether separate nation from the North. The Civil War occurred for exactly the same reason the Revolutionary War occurred: those two peoples did not belong under the same government.
Only a tiny percentage of Southerners owned slaves, but Southerners insisted that as many western states as possible be slave states. The reason for that had nothing to do with their wanting to settle the west with their own slaves. Southerners identified the slave-holding states as THEIR nation.
By exactly the same token, Northerners, who couldn’t care less about slaves, considered the free states as the expansion of THEIR nation. There were two nations existing under the same government, and the situation was untenable.
In 1776 the question was whether the British Empire would crush the Americans and truly make them part of the British nation. In 1861 the question was whether the North would crush the South and make it a part of the Yankee Nation.
The Deep South had seceded before Fort Sumter was fired on. Once the war began, the upper South and Texas seceded. They seceded because the two nations were now at war, and their nation was the South. There was a plebiscite in Tennessee and the population there voted three to one to join the Southern Nation. The percentage of slave owners in this overwhelming majority was minuscule.
They voted the way they did because they identified themselves with the Southern Nation.
General Grant made it clear that he was fighting for his nation, not against slavery.
Grant said, “If I thought this war was being fought to abolish slavery, I would offer my sword to the other side.”
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America’s Foreign President
In 1865, Republicans knew exactly what the war had been about.
In 1865 the President of the United States was Andrew Johnson of Tennessee. Republicans pointed out that Johnson was “a foreigner.” They denied any Southerners the right to sit in congress. They declared that the Yankee Nation had conquered the Southern Nation.
They were right. From that day forward, the South was a colony of the Yankee Nation in a much more genuine sense than American was ever British colony. The federal government ran huge surpluses because of the high tariffs the North imposed.
Southerners paid those tariffs twice. If they bought foreign goods, Southerners paid tariffs on them to such an extent that it not only financed the entire Federal budget, it caused embarrassing surpluses. In order to avoid paying the huge tariffs, Southerners had to buy much more expensive industrial products from New England. New England pocketed all of it, and that is why tariffs were kept so high.
That has been forgotten. And that was not the worst of it.
New England protected its industrial monopoly in America because New Englanders also owned the railroads. Any Southern company that wanted to ship industrial products north had to pay up to ten times as much as New England had to pay to send products south. It was impossible for the South to develop any major industries in the age when the only key to prosperity was industrialization. By the time of World War II tariffs had faded in importance.
With the New Deal, the federal government ceased to rely on tariffs for its main income. It was now supported by corporate taxes, excise taxes, and corporate income taxes.
If you ever wonder why so many conservative Southerners supported those new taxes, now you know the reason.
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Yankee Colonialism Continues
In 1945 the group that calls itself The Greatest Generation came home. The Southern branch of that group insisted that “We are One Nation now.” They took over the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and made it obedient to the Yankee nation.
In fact, I was at a SCV convention not long ago, and one speaker said, “We can openly support our flag now. The World War II generation isn’t in control anymore.”
In 1945, the railroad rates that had made the South a region of poverty were still in full force. But after four years of Obedience Training, Southerners were Yankee Nationalists. The same thing happened to Korean vets and Vietnam vets. They were almost all transformed into Yankee nationalists.
Most of the new generation has not been in the service.
They did not get their Obedience Training.
They are not what the Greatest Genereation proudly called themselves,”dog-faces.”
When the discriminatory rail rates, and the Old Reconstruction, ended in 1951, the New Reconstruction was under way. It was called “Civil Rights.”
The propaganda explained “Civil Rights” as just a love of blacks. It was a campaign of hatred against white Southerners. Southerners were forced to use the word “Nee-grows” for blacks. Yankees loved that word because it is so unnatural for Southerners to pronounce. A Southerner saying “Nee-grow” was like him falling on his face before Political Correctness.
It was the founder of the Black Panthers who introduced using the word “black.” He made it clear that the word “Nee-grow” was not natural for blacks either. The Yankee Nation had never thought about that. Their only intent was to make Southerners crawl. How blacks talked was not their problem.
In 1861 the war was about the Southern Nation against the Yankee Nation. In 1960 the war was between the Southern Nation and the Yankee Nation. Blacks were irrelevant to both sides.
Another great history lesson, “Washington’s Klan” has facts you’ve probably never heard.
(Reprinted to Blog from email list of 4/30/05)
*** Bob’s Insider’s Message ***
It often takes a while for simple ideas to sink in. That is because it is so easy to take for granted that the way things are is the way they should be.
The depth of religious commitment to Political Correctness of the average person is substantial. Religious commitment involves real sacrifice. Here is just one example.
American jobs are being “outsourced” by the millions. “Outsourcing” is just another way of expressing the reality of being “turned over to non-whites.”
This is all being done in the name of efficiency. Everything must be streamlined. “Outsourcing” will improve the bottom line. No cost to individuals, families, communities, and whole regions is too great when efficiency is the goal.
At the same time we allow blacks to run almost all of our major cities, create enormous numbers of “affirmative action” jobs and put incompetents at every level of our large corporations.
We allow millions of poor, illiterate, non-white, non-English speaking immigrants who are draining our health care system and clogging up social services to flood into our country.
Each of these things result in staggering inefficiencies. When efficiency is the greatest good, then purposeful inefficiency is a form of sacrifice.
Do you see the religious implications here?
Of course the folks running things constantly puff up non-whites and promote equality to get white folks to acquiesce to jobs being “outsourced.” Their motives are as cynical as they are obvious to anyone who thinks.
This is why they need “Respectable [ fill in the blank ]” to help them sell whites on accepting this suicidal course. Respectables worship respectability, and are willing to sell out their own for a little mess of pottage.
They are, of course, contemptible to the leftists and establishment types they slather over. But they are too foolish to see that.
They are just like the hypocrites in Dante’s Inferno, who walk around in lead suits painted gold.
Unfortunately, they are in the boat with us, and there is only one solution if we are going to keep it from sinking.
When I was working at the Voice of America, a new secretary was a young black woman fresh out of eastern North Carolina. We got to be good buddies.
I knew why she was glad to talk to me. When I first got to Washington I would often listen to a black man at a local station who would just sit back and talk to his black audience. I missed home, and he talked in a way I was used to.
But as I said this young black woman was FRESH out of North Carolina, and she said something to a white lady working there that nobody knew how to handle, including me. She was complaining that her boy friend had dated white women.
She said to the white girl, a Federal employee, “There’s no way YOU would date a black man, is there?”
The white girl simply did not know what to say. Here was role reversal with a vengeance. If she said she WOULD date a black man, my buddy would have obviously considered her a slut. If she said she WOULDN’T date black men, every chance she ever had of promotion would be gone, if she kept her job at all.
I don’t remember the outcome. That is not the point.
The point is that the black woman did not know her role, the role we all take for granted.
As a Designated Black Woman, her job was to report any white female who even hinted she would not love to go to bed with a black man. Everybody in the room knew that but her.
It was a given. It was a basic. It was her ROLE.
Any black man or woman is free to say he will not date whites. I have heard many a black man openly proclaim that he will not date black women. For a white MAN to say he will not date black girls is asking for trouble.
But for a white GIRL to say she will not date blacks is asking, not just for trouble, but for DISASTER. That is the Mortal Sin of the religion of Political Correctness. You know it, I know it, everybody knew it.
Except for this one black woman.
I have a hell of a team.
In the blog below I pointed out Kim Novak was a blue-eyed blond-headed slut, like Sonja Henie, so it was assumed that any black man, married or not, had the right to go after her.
I can make mistakes, my team can’t. So one of my team informed me that Kim Novak was a brown-eyed slut with blond hair which may have come out of a bottle. They sent a complete set of photographs to make the point.
These are pros, and nobody charges me a dime. They get the same pay I do, fighting for the cause and nothing else.
They are pros who work for me because I’m a pro.
They have to make sure I KNOW when I’m skirting the thin edge. But my job is to skirt that edge.
For example, I often use the forbidden word, “All.”
I say, “All colored countries are poor.” This is a trap, and my opponents invariably fall into that.
When there is an audience, my opponent thinks he’s got this poor old ignorant redneck bigot right where a truly sophisticated person wants him. He digs for exceptions.
And he is digging his own grave.
There is an almost all-black island in the Carribean which has almost half the per capita income of the US. It is tourist spot, essentially an America suburb. On a world scale, it is rich, not poor. They bring it up.
Kuwait, Dubai and other oil-ruch countries have a much higher per capita income of the United States. They bring that up.
They can win a point on me. They are welcome to it. In the meantime, I keep making MY point:
Without white countries to find uses for oil, to find oil, to get the oil from under the brown folks’ feet, the world is doomed to poverty and despair. Without white Americans to generate tourism and airplanes, that Carribean island would be another Haiti.
My team is very, very careful to let me know when I am not correct factually. I need to know that.
But they are also professional enough to know not to worry about it. They figure this poor old stumbling bigoted redneck has a pretty good idea of what he is doing.
Back when my reader’s great-grandfathers were thinking about being born, Sonya Henie slept with Joe Louis.
Joe Louis was one of the greatest heavyweight boxing world champions who was ever born.
Sonya Henie was a Norwegian blue-eyed blonde who was a championship skater and a movie star in the 1930s.
Henie’s studio was worried to death about the affair becoming public. Joe Louis had nothing to worry about.
Sonja Henie was not married. Louis was. But it never occurred to anybody that if a black guy had a shot at a blue-eyed blonde, he would to take it.
This is a standard attitude.
An American black guy who married a Finn got AIDS. He blamed her for it. So he went out and got a hundred Finnish women to have perverted sex with him so he could give them AIDS back. The media discussed this. But nobody wondered how a man, black or white, could routinely get a hundred women to have sex with them.
Nobody questioned that a black man could get a hundred Finnish women to do whatever he wanted them to.
Kim Novak was a great blonde star in the 1950s. By the time Mohamed Ali, whose name was then Cassius Clay, came along as world boxing champion, she was aging a bit. But she gave him her hotel keys.
Clay threw the keys back to her and said, “I don’t mess with white women.”
I doubt Novak ever recovered from that.
The interesting thing here is not what happened, but what was not questioned.
The Mayflower, the ship which every history book tells you founded English America, arrived in Massachusetts in October of 1620.
Descendants of “people who came over on the Mayflower” make a VERY big thing about how their forefathers founded America. They were the Pilgrim Fathers.
The year before the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock, John Smith wrote that “twenty niggurs” had arrived in Virginia.
Since John Smith was a British subject he could be prosecuted on his use of Hate Speech by spelling it “niggurs.” But I have to warn the British authorities, if they want to get John Smith from where he is now to London, the extradition procedures will be awesome.
Those “twenty niggurs” were not slaves. They were indentured, like so many white men were. It would be over a generation before black slavery was legalized in Virginia. In fact, Massachusetts legalized slavery before Virginia did.
Those “twenty niggurs” came here as free men, a year before the Pilgrim Fathers founded this country.
No “black leader” has ever mentioned this.
No “black leader” ever will.
– Listen Closely!
One of the first things I noticed about people as a youngster was that a person who keeps saying “Liar, liar, liar” all the time did not tell the truth.
I was raised in the Bible Belt, where “liar” was a very big word. New Yorkers could scream obscenities at each other all day long, but in Pontiac, South Carolina, doing that could, and I speak in absolutely literal terms, get you killed.
So some bitter old ladies I knew would call people liars all the time because they could get away with it, and they suspected other people of being regular liars just like they were.
We all know that a every person’s favorite topic is himself. This is just as true of me, the Great Idealist, as it is of anybody else. My obsession is with my ideas and my goals, not with my appearance or my ego, but that is just as much an obsession with me as worrying about a good haircut.
The one subject everybody knows the most about is himself.
And now to the point: the one thing every person talks about all the time, though he doesn’t know it, is himself. This is a very, very practical thing to know.
I always hear people say, “I was listening to a guy who worked in politics for awhile, and he said they’re all a bunch of crooks.”
Well, Bob worked in politics for a considerable period of time, and his impression is entirely different. For example, if you want to know my impression of people who worked on Capitol Hill, what I remember most is that the lights were ablaze at two o’clock in the morning with people who working themselves half to death for things they got not the slightest personal benefit from.
So what is Capitol Hill politics REALLY like? When I tell you about the hard workers and someone else tells you it’s a bunch of leeches and crooks, which one of us is right?
To get the real answer to that question, you have to go back to my original point. I am not really telling you about Capitol Hill, I am talking about something I really am an expert on, a subject I am deeply interested in.
That subject is Robert W. Whitaker.
When the other guy tells you Washington is a bunch of crooks, he is telling you about his real interest, himself.
How would Bob KNOW that the lights were ablaze at 2 am on Capitol Hill? How would Bob KNOW that there were lots of people working those suicidal hours doing work for which they got no personal return?
Now that I mention it, the answer is obvious. I was there at 2 am, and when I needed to talk to somebody who was working on a subject which did not benefit us personally, I picked up the phone and called somebody else, very often someone on the other side, who was also working himself into a nervous breakdown on the same subject.
I am NOT a Real, Tough, Down-to-Business Politico like the ones you listen to on television. I have no idea who can be bribed or what they can be bribed with. I needed money like anybody else. I almost never got talked to by a lobbyist who didn’t make at least twice what I was making.
But any hint of bribery got a quick reply, “Don’t buy yourself a ticket to Atlanta.”
“Atlanta” meant the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, which is where people who tried to bribe the wrong people ended up. And by the wrong people, I mean both the far right like me and the far left.
Moderates were OK. Moderation is by its very nature dishonest, “the PRACTICAL middle-course.”
But NEVER try to bribe a fanatic.
Atlanta Federal Correctional Institute was a VERY nasty place. I worked there awhile.
The people you see on television are all moderates. That’s how they get on television. If you spend your life working your butt off making policy at 2 am, you are NOT spending that same precious time getting into the public eye.
The competition in both these areas, making policy and getting a Big Name, is ferocious. If a man tells you politics is all dirty and all about money, it means he spent all of his time and effort on getting money and learning to deal in dirty tricks.
Those are the people who spend their entire lives becoming Big Names. Those are the people who BECOME Big Names. When they describe politics they are talking about themselves, which is what everybody does.
No, I do not mean talking about Christianity or Buddhism or Islam or Judaism. They have nothing to do with religion today.
From today’s point of view, what we normally call “religion” is actually mythology. After the Christians took over in the fourth century, people still studied Zeus and Athena and all the other old gods, but they studied them as the outdated beliefs of their ancestors.
Today, schools still teach about what the churches or mosques or temples or synagogues believe, but from the outside, the way you study a species of bug that you are not part of. That’s mythology or maybe entomology, but it’s not theology.
Real theology today is an examination of words like “education” or “diversity,” the things we pay for, the things we are required to believe in, but for which there is no evidence in this world. Religion is a faith in things that are unseen and unseeable.
An established religion is a faith in things which are unseeable but which you not only have to believe in, you have to pay for it. The established religion makes you use its words and obey and observe its rites, like our society’s rigid requirement that there is something about four years spent in an institution with no known output and the supposed value of a college degree.
Notice I said “***a*** college degree.” It is required for many things. To advance above a certain rank in the military, you have to have two years of college.
What college? It doesn’t matter? Do you have to learn anything? Of course not. No priest is required to take a test to decide whether the can perform transubstantiation at the altar. No professor is asked to prove he did anything but sign a paper saying you took a course.
Like any priest, all a professor needs is the proper ordination. He has to be in “an accredited institution,” which means a school other professors, the priests of our established religion, have to determine are sound in all matters of faith and Politically Correct morality.
I am choosing my words carefully here. Can you see any way on earth this process of “education” cannot be called a religion?”
For a while back there, when the term WASP, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant came out in the 1970s, liberals tried to make WASP jokes as ethnic slurs, the way blonds have replaced blacks in jokes today.
The problem was, of course, that liberals have no sense of humor. The best they can do is New York comedians who are either filthy or insulting or both. Their attempts at humor were just insults and were not funny.
The last one of them was actually funny. It was funny because it made a real point, and that was the exact point liberals did NOT want to make.
Here it is:
A black man, a Jew, and WASP were on an elevator. Suddenly the elevator stopped and a man in a robe appeared to them. The man said, “I have come to earth to grant each of you your fondest wish.”
The black man said, “I am sick of the oppression of my people and I’m sick of white prejudice. I want my people to be back in Africa where our people are free.”
“Your wish is granted,” he was told, and the black man disappeared on his way to Africa.
The Jew said, “My people have suffered for ten thousand years. We have loved everybody and been hated by them. I want all my people to be in Israel where Jews are free.”
“Your wish is granted.” And the Jew disappeared on his way to Israel with all his people.
The robed man then turned to the WASP. “What is your dearest wish?”
The WASP looked thoughtful. He said, “The blacks are all back in Africa and the Jews are all in Israel, what do I wish for now?”
“I think I’ll take a Diet Coke.”
The History Channel has a special on President Roosevelt called, “He Brought Light to America by Keeping It in the Dark.” They are referring to how Roosevelt ran on a platform of keeping America out of World War II while working with Churchill to get us into World War II.
The “light” Roosevelt brought to America was defeating Nazi Germany. When he and Churchill started Germany and Russia had totalitarian regimes which were violently hostile to each other. When they finished, a third of the population of the world was under a united Communist set of dictatorships.
It’s a funny thing. When post-War Administrations took secretive actions like those exposed in the Pentagon Papers the media howled Treason. But they are delighted that Roosevelt lied to them. It was his crowning virtue.
Another thing I always hear is that “Roosevelt got us out of the Depression.”
Well, the Depression had to end some time, but if Roosevelt was getting us out of it it’s hard to tell from the numbers. In 1933 when he took office unemployment was at 25%. In 1938 it was at 18%. What got us out of the Depression, which Germany had been out of for some time, was the beginning of World War II in late 1939.
If the war hadn’t started, unemployment which had dropped from 25% in 1933 to 18% in 1938 would have been 11% in 1943, still at Depression level.
FDR kept America unemployed and he turned a billion people over to the Communists.
If that’s light, I wonder what darkness looks like?
Ok, this is where I have been heading tonight.
One thing all civilized people agree on today is that the only thing that matters is staying alive.
The police say, “Never never, never resist a robber. Give him your money. Your life is everything. Money is nothing.”
Liberals say, “Only the police should have guns.”
Conservatives agree. They worship the police.
Right-to-lifers say that all that matters is Life. God is worried to death about any beating heart.
As usual, I am the only one who considers all of this not only as wrong, not only as silly, but as utterly alien.
In the United Kingdom, the place that was once known as Great Britain, there is an unwritten Welcome Mat at every door. It says, “Burglars are welcome.”
The British police have two categories in their statistics that we don’t have. There are “hot” burglaries and there are “cold” burglaries.
In Britain, 43% of break-ins in private homes are “hot.” That means the thugs walk right into the house while the family is there.
Prolifers will be charmed by this because nobody gets killed. The children see their father helplessly giving the invaders anything they want. The British father in a “hot” robbery does everything our police officially recommend. He gives the home invaders anything they want, inviting them to rape his ten-year-old daughter if they feel like it.
They often do.
It works. The murder rate of British burglaries is almost nil.
But I have faced death many times. I know that I would far rather be killed than to live as one of those British fathers do after they gave their daughters to the home invaders.
I don’t have any ancestors who didn’t think that way. I guess none of them were real pro-lifers.
Life is not as precious as honor.
It is hard to believe today, but there was a time when hippies were brand new.
I remember the first time I ran into the hippie mentality. I was talking to a guy at the University of Virginia, and he said, “I could never kill anybody.”
I was taken aback. Men brag a lot, and a lot of men brag about all the people they would kill if they could. That was macho crap and we all knew it. But it was the kind of male bragging I could understand.
This was the first man I had ever met who BRAGGED that he could never hurt anybody. I was astonished.
But I am quick. I finally said to him, “You know, you’d make a great slave.”
The more I think about it, the more I think that that was a profound remark.