Seriously. Could Michael Vick be more of a thug? I mean, I’m just wondering if it’s possible. As if federal and state dogfighting charges weren’t enough,now Vick has tested positive for marijuana use. The only thing we’re missing to complete this picture is for him to get pulled over drunk with an unregistered, illegally obtained handgun. This is the guy that so many little boys in Atlanta and all across the Southeast idolize? This is the guy gets paid more than $8 million a year? And we have to ask what’s wrong with our nation and our children?
Regarding Vick’s dogfighting charges, there have surprisingly been a number of people that have come to Vick’s defense. Along with this support come a myriad of defense arguments justifying or explaining Vick’s behavior. The one that comes to my mind first is the fact that he is a thug and deviant who belongs in prison, but that’s just my opinion.
One argument in particular caught my attention though. It caught my attention because it is completely devoid of any logic whatsoever. The infinitely wise Whoopi Goldberg shares her reason for defending Vick:
“You know from his background this is not an unusual thing for where he comes from,” said Goldberg. “There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of our country.”
Co-host Joy Behar seemed shocked at Goldberg’s statements.
“How about dog torture and dog murdering,” Behar asked.
“Unfortunately it’s part of the thing,” Goldberg replied.
“You’re a dog lover. For a lot of people dogs are sport,” she added.
She said if the case had involved somebody from New York City her feelings would have been different.
Goldberg pointed out that Vick was raised in the South.
“This is part of his cultural upbringing,” said Goldberg.
Goldberg continued to defend Vick saying “This is a kid who comes from a culture when this is not questioned.”
So let me see if I got this right. It’s ok for Vick…No wait, it’s acceptable for Vick to do this because it’s a culturally accepted practice right?
Ergo, any activity is ok as long as it’s culturally accepted? Whether the activity is driven by regional, racial, or socioeconomic culture? Ask Whoopi if slavery gets a free pass then since it was a culturally accepted practice in the South.
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
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