I guess this little goof is a character in games or cartoons.  I really don’t worry about Italian stereotypes because most Americans see Italian-Americans all the time in respectable postions.  Most people even know an Italian or two.

But that’s why I worry about Muslim stereotypes.  Most of the Gomers in this country think Muslims are terrorists and that’s why we’re fighting them In Iraq and Afghanistan.  Most of these people are pretty ignorant about anything foreign.  Most have never visited a foreign country and think PBS is something women get every month.  Ignorance results in fear.  And fear results in hatred and war.

The FBI estimated that Al-Qaeda  had about 100 members on September 11, 2001 – today they are in 162 countries.  The US wars have been their best recruiting tools.

4 Responses to “Minga!”

  1. Bill says:

    Sadly, most people are prejudiced most of the time. They just hide it unless something happens to make them feel safe in giving voice to it.

  2. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    I know what you mean. I NEVER talk poorly and openly about Micks, or Dago’s, or Chinks, or Frogs, or Honkeys, or Darkies, or Spics, or Wetbacks, or Limeys, or Polacks, or Yuts, or cat lovers, or beautiful fair skinned well educated sophistated edjucated people like myself.

  3. Brenda says:

    Hey Joe, you forgot tree huggers, bible bangers, hillbillies, trailer trash, fudge packers, gold diggers, sugar daddies, skin heads, gang bangers, jocks, nerds, valley girls, city slickers, dikes on spikes, snobs, lawyers, yuppies, burger flippers, northern girls (such as myself) east coast girls, california girls, guidos and guidettes, jar heads, public employees, liberal kool aid drinkers, right wing zeolots, farmers…wooo I’m running out of breath.

  4. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    Firesign Theatre in the 60’s did a song or skit that was-“What IS America made of? It’s made of—I know the spoof had just about everything I put in but if you were putting your two bits in also they MIGHT never have got to the skit. BUT-“THAT’S WHAT AMERICA’S MADE OF!!”


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