Visions of a Freeman - Brain Age - 06, August of 2014
The Guardian says: Racism is funny and justified.

I will show you a media that does not care about social values, tolerance and social coexistence as it blatantly supports rudeness and psychological abuse. The purpose of this Vision is to reflect on the importance of Academic Media that takes good manners, tolerance and respect as evidence of morality and ethics that help society be in peace and well educated.

The Guardian promotes rudeness and abuse:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/06/marlon-wayans-said-delta-goodrem-cant-dance-thats-not-racism-its-comedy
Marlon Wayans said Delta Goodrem can't dance? That's not racism, it's comedy
Racism is prejudice, plus power. For comedians like Marlon Wayans, without institutional power, taking jabs at race can be both powerful and funny

Frances Lockie
theguardian.com, Wednesday 6 August 2014 08.10 BST

By now, most of us will have seen this week’s most viral selfie: Marlon Wayans at the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in in Pasadena, Los Angeles on Monday night, featuring a dancing Delta Goodrem in the background.

“Man I got the most UNRHYTHMIC WHITE WOMAN dancing next to me at the jay and bay concert,” Wayans wrote. “This bitch dancing to AC/DC.”

Given Our Delta’s status as a national treasure, the photo has been covered everywhere. Though it seems like a storm in a teacup – especially given that Goodrem and Wayans chatted through much of the concert – a lot of people have jumped on Wayans’ social media channels to criticise him for his “racist” caption.

(The criticism for his purported “racism” seems to be louder than criticism for his use of the word “bitch”, which is a topic for another day, but is worth noting given the overt misogyny in comedy.)

Australians seem to have a widespread misunderstanding of exactly what racism is. Yet the accusation of “reverse racism” is quick to follow any joke made at the expense of a white person, and even when people of colour celebrate the achievements of someone from their community. And let’s not forget that white people leapt to Goodrem’s defence last year, when she was criticised for retweeting an “hilarious” fan photo featuring a man in blackface.

Racism – much like other isms, such as sexism and ableism – is prejudice, plus power. A comedian of colour making fun of a white person’s dancing may be come from a place of prejudice, and is almost certainly a bit rude, but it’s not racist. In Western countries, that comedian lacks the institutional power to enforce that prejudice.

Australian comedian Aamer Rahman does the best job in explaining the exact circumstances in which a comedian of colour can be racist towards white people:

All I would need would be a time machine, right? And what I’d do is I would get in my time machine and I’d go back in time to before Europe colonized the world, right? And I’d convince the leaders of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America to invade and colonize Europe, right?

Just occupy them, steal their land and resources. Set up some kind of like, I don’t know, Trans-Asian slave trave, where we exported white people to work on giant rice plantations in China … Of course in that time, I’d make sure I set up systems that privilege black and brown people at every conceivable social, political and economic opportunity. White people would never have any hope of real self-determination … And just for kicks, subject white people to coloured people’s standards of beauty, so they end up hating the colour of their own skin, eyes and hair.

If after hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years of that, I got on stage at a comedy show and said, “Hey, what’s the deal with White people? Why can’t they dance?” That would be reverse racism.

An Instagram caption is hardly Wayans’ finest work, but comedy can be a powerful tool so long as you are “punching up”, as Rahman does. The idea of punching up supports the underdog comedianpeople of colour, women, people with disabilities, LGBT people – making fun of the people and the structures that make their lives difficult. It helps members of these communities find support and release, and it helps all of us identify and question the unequal structures still present in so much of society.

If you’re from the group the comedian is making fun of, it can be uncomfortable to find yourself suddenly the butt of the joke. But then, again, that’s the point. Best to laugh too, as Delta Goodrem did in her hilarious, self-deprecating response.

First The Guardian assumes that it was not racism and that it was done in the context of making a joke.

That is strictly false.

Take a look:
marlon wayans @MarlonWayans · 17 h
Man I got the most UNRHYTHMIC WHITE WOMAN dancing next to me at the jay and bay concert... This bitch… http://instagram.com/p/rQ_Gq6Ojdt/
 


marlon wayans @MarlonWayans · 17 h
Yessir. Lil' fam fun http://instagram.com/p/rQ_GuFujdv/
 

marlon wayans @MarlonWayans · 17 h
Bey's shorts is asphyxiating her jine jine http://instagram.com/p/rQ_GsrOjdu/
 

marlon wayans @MarlonWayans · 1 h
Ok so let me start by saying suck it long, hard and til y'all mouths hurt to all these sensitive ass people.

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Des @desnotdez · 42 min
it's ok @MarlonWayans 75% of Australia found it funny as fuck and agreed with you

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Bobbi Brown @bobbi65 · 50 min
@MarlonWayans Most white people can't dance.I don't embarrass myself trying.lol I'll stick with watching others dance.#NoApologyNeeded

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Natalie Briski @NatskiB · 54 min
@MarlonWayans I feel awkward when she dances. I spent most of last year in a TV studio with her. I seen it. Ppl need to lighten up! Mwah xx

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Bohdi Byles @BohdiByles · 1 h
@MarlonWayans I'm a huge @DeltaGoodrem fan but I can happily say, that was fucking funny.

As you can see it was not a joke, it was made in the context of a smear campaign against Delta Goodrem in order to favor Beyonce. He redirected this message:
 
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Bobbi Brown @bobbi65 · 50 min
@MarlonWayans Most white people can't dance.I don't embarrass myself trying.lol I'll stick with watching others dance.#NoApologyNeeded

Which clearly states that it was indeed racism being used to try to market Beyonce as better than Delta Goodrem by using the racism card. Here you can see it was not about race, it was a personal attack against Delta Goodrem:
 
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Natalie Briski @NatskiB · 54 min
@MarlonWayans I feel awkward when she dances. I spent most of last year in a TV studio with her. I seen it. Ppl need to lighten up! Mwah xx

He also was clear that the kid of dance he would appreciate on Delta Goodrem is a sexual dance, he made it clear here:
 
marlon wayans @MarlonWayans · 17 h
Bey's shorts is asphyxiating her jine jine http://instagram.com/p/rQ_GsrOjdu/

So it is:

1) A personal attack.
2) A smear campaign based on racism.
3) A smear campaign in favor of Beyonce.
4) Beyonce later retweeted the message because it is to her favor.
5) An effort was made to try to portray Delta Goodrem's family compatibility with Beyonce's sexual dance.

The idea is to try to convince Delta Goodrem that being humiliated is funny and acceptable in order to gain popularity, trying to convert a BOSS into a submissive slave for the sake of marketing.

You can see that was exactly The Guardian's intention here:
An Instagram caption is hardly Wayans’ finest work, but comedy can be a powerful tool so long as you are “punching up”, as Rahman does. The idea of punching up supports the underdog comedianpeople of colour, women, people with disabilities, LGBT people – making fun of the people and the structures that make their lives difficult. It helps members of these communities find support and release, and it helps all of us identify and question the unequal structures still present in so much of society.

If you’re from the group the comedian is making fun of, it can be uncomfortable to find yourself suddenly the butt of the joke. But then, again, that’s the point. Best to laugh too, as Delta Goodrem did in her hilarious, self-deprecating response.

as you are “punching up”, as Rahman does.

That means The Guardian supports "punching up" Delta Goodrem.

The idea of punching up supports the underdog comedian

It means that abusing Delta Goodrem is good for the lame harasser.

people of colour, women, people with disabilities, LGBT people – making fun of the people and the structures that make their lives difficult.

I says that people of color, women, people with disabilities and LGBT people must be abused and it is necessary to make their lives difficult. So it simply means The Guardian is ENCOURAGING PEOPLE to abuse and be rude to people of color, women, people with disabilities and LGBT people.

You would not find that abusive, socially destructing behavior promoting rudeness and verbal abuse against people on an Academic Media that cares for morality, good manners, tolerance and respect, all of which The Guardian obviously does not care.

It was NOT a joke about racism (like if racism is funny anyway), it was exactly:

Saying that Delta Goodrem has no sex in her dance and that is why Beyonce is better and Delta is crappy.

And then Beyonce used to stunt to try to take advantage on the racist a
buse:
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marlon wayans @MarlonWayans · 17 h
Man I got the most UNRHYTHMIC WHITE WOMAN dancing next to me at the jay and bay concert... This bitch… http://instagram.com/p/rQ_Gq6Ojdt/ 

One reason it is done that way is to try to convince Delta Goodrem that being an abused woman, victim of harassment from people that consider women to be inferior, victim of racism and a victim of abuse against LGBT people is acceptable in order to make marketing.

In other words, to accept abuse in order to be more popular. But the great problem with that is that it is not only Delta Goodrem that is being abused but also all her fans, many of which are sensible children. So Delta Goodrem has a serious responsibility towards them and of course she would not let herself be abused because that would abuse her fans who worry, suffer and pain. Being a celebrity is an enormous responsibility with the mental health of the fans, specially if among the fans are children.

Delta would not accept abuse to her fans, I am sure of it because she cares and loves them and would never do anything to cause them anguish and pain because BOSS is responsible and the image of a BOSS woman in art is good for the defense of women rights in society and to inspire respect on women, something that would be lost if Delta deliberately offered herself to be a victim of disrespect, hurting women in society. Delta would not do that.

Delta is all about:

1) Women must be respected.
2) People must have tolerance.
3) Racism is not acceptable, not even as a joke.
4) Women should not portray an image of a submissive recipient of abuse.
5) The promotion of strong capable women helps reduce sex abuse in society.
6) Doing marketing making the fans suffer is not acceptable and not even responsible.
7) Making rude comments and making fun of people by their condition is not acceptable not even as a joke.
8) Women are not sex toys or submissive recipients of abuse (Strong Feminist Essence).

My BOSSES would not allow psychological damage and anguish on her own fans in order to portray women as submissive victims of abuse justified by the media. Marians believe women must be respected and would not accept any discrimination towards women, not even as a marketing stunt.

If Delta Goodrem is to be portrayed as a victim of abuse, it could only be because it was against her will and I am sure Delta does not think intolerance is funny AT ALL.


I am sure Delta Goodrem or Emma Hewitt would not offer themselves as submissive victims of abuse and make their fans suffer to make profit out of controversy. That is why I reject The Guardians totally disgusting and repugnant behavior of trying to make rudeness, discrimination and verbal abuse something funny and justified.

That is the kind of crappy media that helps destroy society, media without morals or a concept of the importance of values and tolerance in society.

That is why:

Academic Media is the solution for a more tolerant society.

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