Saturday, June 17, 2006

When Does Funny Become Cruel?

My son was sitting here on my computer last night watching videos of funny stuff from a particular website. There was a video on there of a guy who goes in his pickup to where some Mexican men are standing around waiting for someone to hire them. He convinces all of them that he has a job for them, and they all climb into the back of his pickup truck. He then proceeds to take them to the INS office. When they realize where they are, the Mexican men scatter to the four winds, as fast as they can possibly go.

On one hand yes, its a little bit funny. But it is cruel as well. The men may be here illegally, but there is no call for anyone, ANYONE, to be cruel to them.

I debated on posting a link to the video. I didn't want to give it anymore airtime than its already had, but you can't really decide for yourselves without seeing it. If I will post the links to the muslim cartoons (damn infidel) I suppose I should post this as well.

Being offended is just a state of mind as far as I'm concerned.

Decide for yourselves. Let me know what you think.


Odat said...

Hate to say it...but it reminds me of a friend of ours......sad!

Steven Swain said...

It's kind of funny but a little too cruel.

Kush said... is a favourite website of a nephew of mine as well.

Sassan Sanei said...

What a horrible thing to do. These people are just trying to make a better life for themselves and they're willing to work hard and take the jobs that nobody else is willing to do. How sad. Maybe when we return the land we stole from the Natives we can talk about "illegal immigration."

In Iran after the revolution in 1979, the new oppressive government hired taxi drivers to strike up conversations with their passengers about the country's political situation. Those passengers who were identified by the taxi drivers as being opposed to the regime change were driven straight to the Eden Prison where they were incarcerated or executed for their political beliefs.

They thought it couldn't happen there either.