Primate Shame

Can’t we all just be primates?


  1. acilius

     /  February 23, 2009

    I can see why someone would think the cartoon was racist. As the article points out, it’s an awkward attempt to connect two unrelated news stories, and it isn’t remotely funny. Looking at it, your first thought is “I’m missing something.” Considering the usual tone of the NEW YORK POST editorial pages, it wouldn’t take a very big leap to assume that the hidden message was something racist.

  2. cymast

     /  February 23, 2009

    I agree with your entire comment.

    I also think if people (hatemonger Al Sharpton comes to mind) would stop crying foul every time one of their trigger words is mentioned, this wouldn’t be an issue. For example, most atheists seem to have no problem being called monkeys, chimpanzees, apes, or primates, (most actually KNOW humans are indeed apes and primates). Everybody should finally realize a monkey reference is nothing to bitch about. The more you bitch about it, the more powerful it is.

  3. acilius

     /  February 23, 2009

    Good point! If anything, it’s chimps who should object to being associated with humans.

    Sharpton has always struck me as a local NYC product who didn’t have much potential to lead a national movement. The results of his 2004 presidential bid seemed to confirm that.

  4. cymast

     /  February 23, 2009


    Furthermore, Obama didn’t even write the stimulus- he signed it.

  5. acilius

     /  February 23, 2009

    That’s true.

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