I have learned some new things in last two days and thought I would share them with my readers. I am just a simple and humble columnist and op-ed writer. I usually don't try to write about anything too hard. There are your sophisticated writers and then there are your humorous writers like that guy, what's his name, who works for Miami Herald but who is taking a small sabbatical (May he never return—I want his job.) I fall somewhere in middle. Anyway.
New term: Ideological Imperialism. Definition of term:
1.Ideological: Concerned with or suggestive of ideas.
2.Imperialism: A policy of extending your rule over foreign countries or a political orientation that advocates imperial interests.
I cannot say that I have coined this term. I think minds more mighty than my (feeble) own have thought this through and coined this term or phrase.
What got me to thinking about this is that recent business with African-American Ideological Imperialists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They got their boxer shorts all twisted into a knot over President Vicente Fox's most innocuous statement about Mexicans doing jobs that even American blacks will not do—referring to Mexican migrant worker issue.
In Mexican mind, in their cultural context, it was an innocuous and harmless statement. I should know because I live in Mexico and am exposed to this daily. Mexican mothers affectionately call their lighter-skinned children Blanquito and their darker-skinned ones Negrito.
Nevertheless, all political correctness hell has broken loose with African-American branch of American Ideological Imperialists, Jesse and Al, with Warp engines at maximum and PC phasers at ready.
Even as I write these words, African-American Imperialist, Lord Jesse Jackson, is in Mexico City giving President Fox and earful of his ideology of what is Politically Correct and what is not as applied to African-Americans. Jackson will not leave this alone.