Ludovico Technique for the Drunken Negro Face Cookie baker? That seems to be where things are heading for Ted Kefalinos, the Greenwich Village baker who made the headlines last month for his politically incorrect cookies, dubbed the Drunken Negro Face Cookies.
After raising the ire of overly sensitive politicians and activists with his racist pastraganada, the baker found himself the target of protests, death threats, and even an attempt to shut down his business by the Black Panthers. He was even paid a visit by the Secret Service to address remarks he allegedly made about President Barry Hussein Obama.
Now, clearly this guy is no scholar. He's an idiot, his cookies are stupid, and nobody in their right mind thinks that something like that is going to go over well. But is his misguided, juvenile sense of humor really worthy of all of the attention and mock-outrage it's generated?
I don't think so, myself. Personally, I think that society will naturally weed out these kinds of idiots. People don't like his cookies, they won't shop there. Eventually he'll go out of business. He may be an ass, but he has a right to bake those cookies if he wants to, and really, cookies aren't hurting anyone. If anything, it does more to show racists to be morons than anything else, which is a good thing.
That's not enough for some people though. New York State Senator Thomas Duane, for instance, believes that it is his, and the government's, responsibility to change the way this guy THINKS. That's right, this citizen's personal beliefs do not fall in line with what the government believes people should be thinking, so he pressured the guy to go to sensitivity training.
Does the Orwellian nature of such a think send a shiver down your spine yet? If not, check out this quote from Comrade Duane (a democrat, of course) after the first round of brainwashing didn't take as firmly as he would have liked:
""He really needs to undergo much more sensitivity training because I'm not sure that he's completely got the message yet."
Funny that when it's Republicans with the Patriot Act, liberals whine about "Big Brother" invading our privacy and taking away our rights, but thought police liberals are creaming their pants over an opportunity to have the government legislate people's thoughts.
Clearly, there's only one way we're going to get this evil man to stop oppressing people with his cookies:
Liberals: It's not your job to tell people what to think.
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