You may remember a few years back the tour bus belonging to rabid environmentalist/human kazoo Dave Mathews dumped a pile of human waste through the grates of a Chicago bridge, drenching folks on a boat, as well as polluting the river. Well, the chirping, goggle-eyed warbler is at it again, this time spewing a load of crap on America in an interview with CNN.
When asked whether the singer agreed with Jimmy Carter, who said America is rife with racism, Matthews said:
"Of course it is! I found there's a fairly blatant racism in America that's already there and I don't think I noticed it when I lived here as a kid.... There's a good population of people in this country that are terrified of the president only because he's black, even if they don't say it. And I think a lot of them, behind closed doors, do say it."
OK, let me get this straight: The entertainer sees "blatant" racism everywhere, yet describes it as unsaid and behind closed doors. Which means, it's not blatant at all, it's invisible — like oxygen — yet Matthews can see it.
Look, it's got to be awesome to possess an ability to detect bigotry in people who show no signs of it. Matthews should hire himself out to local fairs, next to the chap who can guess your weight.
However, I may be giving Dave too much credit. He just doesn't seem like a guy who came to this conclusion all by himself. I mean, his tiresome screed sounds just like the same crud you hear from other entertainers who pretend they're keeping it real, when in fact they're keeping it at the Ritz Carlton. It's the guilt they feel about their own cushy existence that drives them to rub up against the oppressed, even if there is no oppressor.
It's enough to make me boycott Dave Mathews' music. Which I admit is pointless, since I never listened his crap to begin with.
And if you disagree with me, then you're probably a racist.