It is very interesting to note the wild-fire furor generated by the firing of former NPR commentator Juan Williams by the radio station's chief executive officer Vivian Schiller. Icheoku condemns the crucifixion of Juan's freedom of speech right by the radio's CEO, who considered, albeit subjectively, that the statement accredited to Juan that he gets nervous on airplanes whenever he sees Muslims, as prejudicial to Muslims. In Juan's very own words, while speaking on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox-News television Channel, "When I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
But why is Juan Williams firing making all the headline and front-pages of our newspapers? Why the public outcry or rather Republicans and Fox-News hysteria over an employment contract matter which one of the parties choose to terminate? Why the throwing of feat that Juan Williams was fired? Afterall Juan Williams was not the first nor will he be the last employee to be so fired by a media house or radio station, based on a hurt-feeling emanating from what was said or written about. Dan Rather was fired by CBS for a news report critical of George Bush's service or lack thereof in the military; Don Imus was fired for a commentary of "nappy hairs" in reference to Rutgers female basketball players; and most recently, Rick Sanchez was fired by CNN for stating the fact that Jews control the media in America. Now suddenly Juan Williams was let go and low and behold, the heavens will fall if he is not reinstated? Said who? Who in his real senses is asking that this Uncle Tom gets his job back at NPR, fully seized of his dirty mouth that needs some soap-washing? Definitely not NAACP and not Icheoku, as this guy has sold his black-soul to the white devil and hauntingly thinks himself white and more superior as he continuously disparages black people. During the 2008 President Barack Obama's presidential campaign effort, this Juan WIlliams readily commented as if he regrets the color of his skin and never supported Obama's effort. Now he has been told to his face that hanging out with White people does not automatically earn one certain privileges such as unabridged freedom of speech or otherwise make one a white person.
The firing of Juan Williams once again shows what minorities in America must always put up with - to advise themselves that they should always know their place within any given setup, when they are magnanimously let in. Also to learn how to fall in line and only speak when they are spoken to or told to; and speak only what they have been told to say, but never to have or formulate any independent opinion or be let go in defiance. Regrettably too, several years since slavery ended and with a blackman in the white House, it is still same old same old as it appertains to black Americans and other minorities who are expected to always defer to their white superiors and as a correlation, keep their thoughts to themselves. To survive, they must become totally and completely emasculated, 'zombie-fied' and kow-tow to whatever line that are drawn for them by their superiors and assume a complete subservient status that is expected of them otherwise their ass is out the door as the Juan William example just told. Icheoku believes that were Rush Limbaugh a blackman or any other minority, spitting the incendiary toxicity he spews out five days a week on our airwaves, steps would have since been taken to cage him or to borrow their words, let him go! But hey, he is a white-boy and hence privileged to holler fire in a crowded theater, while media minders pretend it is Oxycontin that is speaking and that it is not really his act?.
Icheoku has no beef with any employer cutting loose an employee, but please let it be for some good reason or cause and not just for such subjective non-plus reason that a speech was deduced as capable of demeaning a group. CNN's Rick Sanchez is also a victim of this conspiracy to subjugate and shut-up minorities of America, their voices stifled and near-silenced and no one among them ever allowed to rise above certain pay-grades within the media industrial complex. All the major networks have no minority host of a program and Icheoku makes bold to ask, if the Jews do not own and control the media in America, who does; and this was the offence Rick Sanchez was accused of committing resulting in his ouster from the CNN? But who among these conservative sympathizers rose in defense of Rick Sanchez when he was fired or was it because they considered him an elitist liberal freethinker; unlike their lap-dog Juan Williams; who they are now raising hell to have reinstated or have the government subsidy to NPR withdrawn in lieu. Whether Juan is a marked man waiting to be taken-down Icheoku does not know for certain, but suffice it to say that both NPR and Fox-News are such two polar opposites that one wonders how anyone could sincerely and objectively work for both stations and still go to bed at night eyes shut, convinced that he did himself and his listeners some service. But Icheoku shall rest on one commentator's observation that 'Juan Williams association with Fox-News was troubling and most likely damaged NPR's reputation for objectivity; to have a well known voice of Fox-News serving in the capacity as an NPR commentator. Good enough Fox-News have signed Juan to a two million dollar contract as a payback for holding forte their and shamelessly driving their agenda. What a reward for selling one's conscience and people still blame Judas; but that does not give NPR right to censure speeches in that fashion?