The Amazing Racist Goes Postal
The Amazing Racist is number one on iFilm's viral video list at the moment.
The guy is a POS, obviously, and I do not approve. I was pretty much stone-faced and frowning through the whole thing, but I'm ashamed to admit, I did laugh at the final "punchline."
To me, the strange thing about the video is that The Amazing Racist himself seems fairly bright and educated. That there is so much hostility towards illegals to drive someone who doesn't seem like a 78 IQ, knuckle-dragging KKKer to do something this hateful would have surprised me up until the last year or so.
What has changed? Well, I did notice he's driving a truck. Probably a working guy. Maybe an electrician. Maybe an unemployed electrician...
Bummer Dietz predicted that exactly this sort of thing would happen:
Imagine you're an electrician for a large company. Imagine every day your boss pulls into the parking lot, there are several hundred people along the driveway with signs begging the boss to fire you and hire one of them, for half your salary. And no health or retirement benefits. And 30% longer hours. And not a single person in that line has his electrical contractor's license. They are all illegal workers.
If you were subjected to that scenario, everyday, you would soon go postal. Or threaten your government to do something. Or, you might also just get fired. Welcome to the average work day of blue collar workers in Southern California. And elsewhere. [emphasis mine]
A scenario like that, I submit, is what made this man become The Amazing Racist.
Fame being what it is, I also think he probably will live to regret, and to pay for, his notoriety....