Written by Wire Piddle

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

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Boston, MA - When Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested for disturbing the peace, the world thought the sky was going to fall. Well, maybe not the world. Just a small section in academia who thrive on playing the victim card. In fact most of their paychecks arise from playing the victim card.

You would think these 'scholars, writers, and artists' would have the decency to allow the facts to speak for themselves but, no, when they smell the odor of the truth, they go in for the kill, like a pack of wolves on a wounded rabbit. After they've finished devouring their prey, there isn't a scrap of rabbit left, or truth for that matter.

So when police responded to the professor's residence after a neighbor had spotted suspicious activity that would lead one to believe there was a break-in, and when police asked the suspect, who turned out to be the owner, for some identification to verify that he indeed was the owner, Professor Gates decided to play footsie with the police, knowing full well that it was far more advantageous for him and his academic friends to play the victim card rather than play the card of respectable citizen.

It all could have been sorted out so easily if it weren't for the fact that, if he had made that one small step to respectable citizen, had complied with police to sort out his identity, it would have done tremendous damage to his psyche; he would destroy that one part of his persona that got him there in the first place; the part that says he is an unrespected citizen.

Strange but true.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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