Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Have The British Totally Lost Their Minds?
I just saw this post on Tammy Bruce's website and had to click on it. Just when you thought that it was safe to cross over the pond this crap comes out. It seems some touchy-feely group in England thinks children who don't like "spicy foreign foods" may be racist.
You can't dream this shit up. It has been my experience over the years that very few children enjoy spicy foods, just as very few children enjoy a Whiskey Sour, Vodka Martinis, or a Rum and Coke. Certain things are an acquired taste, among them are liquor and strong tasting food. A child's palate is not sophisticated enough to appreciate the better things in life.
As a child I can remember tossing up a plate full of green beans at the dinner table one night because my Aunt forced me to eat them. I had the same loathing for Liver and Onions, which was one of my Mom's favorite dishes to prepare for the five of us. I always thought that liver tasted like blood. That was the child in me. Today I love Chicken livers breaded and deep fried. I also grow and love eating green beans. Tastes change and tastes mature. I sure as hell don't remember hating Chicken livers for being Chicken livers. Hell, I'm not a racist - some of my best friends are Chickens.
Which brings me to my point - there are people in this world that will insist on seeing racism, phobias, hatreds and just plain negative character flaws in all people. Sometimes they are right. However - when they start projecting their own character flaws and prejudices such as this onto children it's time to say enough! Children are not born racist, they have to be taught. The dislike of many things sour and spicy has nothing to do with racism. They're just being kids. The link is below.