Speaking of zoos…

Who says the Germans lack a sense of humor?
Zoo to display black men with elephants

The addition of black actor in grass skirts to the elephant and rhino exhibits at a zoo in Augsberg, Germany, has sparked accusations of exploitation.

Brochures for an upcoming 3-day promotion called Discover the Dark Continent, the zoo plans to hire blacks to conduct traditional African activities such as basket-weaving, woodwork and various rituals such as tribal dancing...

The human exhibits will be separated from the animals in an area where they can be observed by visitors.
Given demographic trends in the United States, at some point in the future won’t WASPs be exhibited in zoos? In my dark vision I foresee a group of slim, well dressed WASPs milling about a simulated WASP habitat such as a mock up of the interior of country club with an adjacent golf hole, gin and tonics in hand, slightly pensive looks on their WASP faces as they attempt to ignore the presence of the obese, multi-cultural, backwards baseball cap wearing masses that have paused to stare at them uncomprehendingly for a few moments before moving on to stare equally uncomprehendingly at the reptiles or the ostriches. I think I need another drink.

Comments

  1. steve risher11/6/05 6:59 PM

    Despite their draconian "hate speech"laws the Germans are freer than we are: in what American zoo would such a daring proposal even be raised for a moment? The WAG(white american gringo) is most sheeplike, pussified subspecies of homo sapiens on the face of the earth. And for the males that goes double.

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  2. Actually the squishy liberals of Seattle once staged such an African Village in a zoo - paid for in part by Bill Gates.

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  3. steve risher12/6/05 7:36 PM

    But it looks like no dancing blacks in grass skirts were included in the exhibit.

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  4. Slightly OT, but I'm sure you'll appreciate this if you haven't seen it:

    RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin sparked uproar yesterday by saying Africans had a history of CANNIBALISM.
    He lashed out at the continent’s past after being challenged about his human rights’ record.

    In an astonishing outburst, Mr Putin said: “We all know that African countries used to have a tradition of eating their own adversaries.

    “We don’t have such a tradition or process or culture and I believe the comparison between Africa and Russia is not quite just.”
    ...
    Commission for Racial Equality chief Trevor Phillips said last night: “What a preposterous thing to say. He is at best insensitive and at worst a downright racist.”

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005270254,00.html

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  5. Trevor Phillips thinking that there is any point in calling Vladimir Putin "insensitive" is at best naive and at worst downright moronic.

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  6. "backwards baseball cap wearing masses that have paused to stare at them uncomprehendingly for a few moments..."

    Beautiful Mr. Carter. Just beautiful.

    Bartelson

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