Archive for April 27th, 2005

The Last WASP Joke

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.”

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Keeping America in the Dark

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?

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