By Mick Dumdell
Tara, the alleged hero cat, is being universally praised for driving off a dog who was playfully nipping at a little white boy. Here is a link to a story in case you are unaware:
But those of us who are more cognizant of the hidden meanings of code talk, understand why this story has so resonated with the white populace and gone viral – – – because it reinforces long held racist stereotypes! Scrappy, the dog, represents black urban youth in all their boisterous, rowdy glory. But Scrappy didn’t know his place. He got uppity, and came over to the smug, comfortable middle-class white folk’s home, with its fine trimmed lawn, to play with their child.
Now few white people know this, but large numbers of Black Americans are scared to death of cats. I have personally seen three full-grown professional African American women cringe in fear and panic at the mere sight of my little kitty. When he simply meowed in greeting, one of them headed out the door at a full gallop and would not return. He is not a dangerous cat in the least, yet, none of these women would let the cat get between them and the door. Their stark terror was palpable.
So imagine the impact on Black America when this Tara, this cat, this leopard-like mini-me, comes bounding out of nowhere and jumps on Poor Scrappy! Black Americans got the point, oh believe me, they got the point! Come to a white neighborhood, and you will be attacked! Shades of the McKinney Texas Pool Party Massacre!
And what happened to Scrappy — he was executed by lethal injection! Yes, the racial overtones of this story are obvious to the meanest intelligence! All this scene needed to be even more overtly racist, was the General Lee car from the Dukes of Hazzard sitting in the driveway, with its obnoxious Confederate Flag!
Yours very truly,
Mick “Spin” Dumdell