According to a few vocal Facebook provocateurs, I’m now a racist. Of course I am. I’ve always said I was. You can quote me on this, “I’m a racist. I hate stupid people. But, I hate them all equally.” The funny thing is they come in all body types, skin colors, religious persuasions. Stupidity is curable- it just requires education. And remember, this is the country that elected a reality tv host to the presidency. So, let’s get down to their proof of why I’m a racist.
Wednesday June 12 I had a dilemma, stay home and watch the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup for the first time, or see Dave Chappelle at the Schuster. Since I made a big donation to WYSO for floor tickets- and I could Tivo the cup- I went to see my “friend” Dave. Now, the reason I call him a friend is because I sat at a mutual friends house one night and almost had Chappelle ready to run against Mike Turner to be the Congressman from Ohio 10. That mutual friend: Brian Higgins (more on that later).
I didn’t enjoy Dave’s show as much as I’d hoped. He did what he does- provocatively push boundaries. He talked about child molesters, the me-too movement, abortion, and censorship on TV. He ended the show telling everyone if they run into him in the grocery store- the show didn’t constitute the values of WYSO- or even his own.
I get home- and watch the end of the Blues blowout of the Bruins and get to see the hoisting of the cup. NBC didn’t have a delay on- and the cameras full on caught multiple players screaming FUCK YEAH or FUCKING A or any number of combinations of the F word.
I’ve always had a problem with the FCC rules about censorship on broadcast television. We think it’s ok to show people getting shot in shows every ten minutes- (blood and actual damage must not be too real btw) but we can’t show a female nipple or the world will end. George Carlin became famous for the 7 words you can’t say on television.
Dave Chappelle talked about it just a few hours before. I posted the following on FB.
This has been picked up on FB by a few miscreants to now say that I’m a racist, that I use the “N” word. For the record, I’m the asshole honky who tells kids on the basketball court that the use of that word is inappropriate. I gave up trying to question it at the barbershop I’ve been going to for the last half-dozen years- Fresh 2 Def on W. Third. I get the lecture about the use of the word “Nigga” vs “Nigger” – as if that matters. I just remember watching moms in Rocky River spit on black hockey players through the fence (they were too cheap to have glass on the boards) and call them the N word when I was in high school.
Now, I’m also lucky enough to have a fan club on Facebook who have a page “Fuck You David Esrati” that started back around 2016. The main contributors are the two library guards who decided to throw me out of the library for taking pictures. One lost his job over it. The FU page has often gone after me for being friends with Higgins. Many of the people who used to work at his now defunct restaurant, Sidebar, still vilify me for a post on this site as he was closing down. Somehow, this page is not deemed “harassment” by facebook- and despite me being a candidate for public office, who has to sign in blood to have a political page, no one is forced to identify themselves as the actual owner of the page (hint- this is how the Russians influence elections in our country). But, it’s free speech- and besides- there’s a FU Mark Zuckerberg page – so I must be doing something right.
Now, to the people who think I’m the racist and unfit for public office, I’m the one who asked the DOJ attorney if he only prosecuted black males – when he hoisted up Joey Williams, Clayton Luckie and Roshawn Winburn on “public corruption charges” back in April. Yes, they also indicted Brian Higgins, my friend- but, on what is normally a civil matter. Does that sound like a question a racist asks in front of every news organization in town- and directly to the DOJ and FBI officials who claim Dayton has a “culture of corruption” – yet they only trot out black men.
Also in this thread on Facebook, one of the accusers, Tyrone Martin, (who identifies himself as Tyrone X and a member of the Nation of Islam) wants to know if I’m a Jew and support “Isreal” – and accuses me of having “two masters.” Last I heard that accusation tossed around in politics – it was questioning if JFK, a Catholic, would serve the pope or the US.
Here’s some prime back and forths:
“Tyrone Martin David Esrati how do we know you will represent us and not be the same as everyone else and whose interest are you going to cater to when you have connections with other governments. Will you put America and Black people interest above those of the ADL and the Zionist”