Today, the headline on Politicus USA reads, "The biggest threat to America is the GOP's Domestic Right Wing Extremists." While I don't disagree with the idea that they are a danger, I would go one step further and label ALL extremists as being a danger to not just the United States, but our entire culture.
November's election showed that the GOP's recent lurch to the right does not translate at the polling station. So, the left wing of the Democratic party needs to learn this lesson fast and not allow those on the extreme left to pull most Democrats away from the center left.
My ire today is aimed at the pinko lefty-brigade who are calling for the Volkswagen Superbowl commercial to be pulled. I don't think its racist, and in fact, like most Jamaicans do, I think its a great advertisement for their wonderfully laid-back life style. There is now a spoof video, called the 'Germaican.' Perhaps the German Ambassador will be posting a protest in Kingston?
Yes, it is ridiculous!
The Daily Beast's Pia Glenn is getting an absolute savaging in the comments section to her column. There are many Jamaican's and black people who are telling her to stop being a 'politically correct moron!' And this is my point - extremist views of the left do nothing more than the extremist views of the Tea Party or the NRA - they alienate many voters pushing them towards the other side.
If anyone should be offended by commercials, films and even children's TV shows, then its me, an Englishman! Do you know how many bad and evil characters on the big and small screen that have rich English accents? If that character was black, or a muslim, Ms. Glenn and her friends be up in arms. Yes, it would be ridioculous of me to shout and scream every time Hollywood uses an actor with an English accent to try and destroy the world. But using the same mantra as Ms. Glenn, isn't it racism just the same?
My point is that this commercial should be seen as nothing more than clever marketing which puts a smile on your face. If Whoopi Goldberg is okay with it, then so I am.