Old Ozzie, and his dear gal Harriet were simple decent sweet folks. Complete air heads, but sweet.
I'll bet they even felt sorry for them Colored folks that was getting the crap beat out'a them by them mean cracker cops down south. Fire hoses police dogs all that.
Ya has to remember this was the mid-1950's.
Why I wouldn't be surprised if the let their kids bring their Negro friends home from school. Being such swell folks I can see Harriet making up something special so them Coloreds will feel right at home.
Maybe cupcakes or black eye peas with fatback, and corn bread. She thought about watermelon, but that might be a bit much so she got grapes instead.
Ol' Ozzie would probably start going on about what a great ball player Jackie Robinson is, and what a gentleman Nat king Cole seems.
Yep they'd be doing all that. Embarrassing the hell out'a their kids, and making the Coloreds wishing they was having root canal instead.
'But me I'm different I liked all the nice liberal stuff from back in the day. I went through alot of this steamy liberal guilt jazz from the pal's parents.
I thought it was touching.
They really were trying to be nice,...and that's nice. Sure as shit beats all the evil neurotic double talk we crap on each other today.
I mean I dug all the dripping nice nice they were laying on me. Sure it was nuts as hell, but like I say they were sincere. Unfortunately things went south for all them nice White folks like Ozzie, and his family.
First the Black racists radicals kicked all the White folks out of the Civil Rights movement. Grew their hair big like giant popcorn poppers...I did.
Btw sleeping in them things is like drowning in a mattress.
Most of us hated it. It was impossible to keep neat, and in heat, and humidity it was like having a Turkish bath on your head. We're not supposed to say this shit, but hey we're pals.
'But I digress.
Well the 1970's hit our hero's Ozzie, and Harriet like a Pinto slamming into the back of an 18 wheeler, and combusting into a ball'a flame!. First Ozzie lost his good job when the plant went to Pango Pango.
Harriet was forced to go to work, and was mugged at the bus stop. Didn't help that the perp was a kid of Color.
Then Ozzie's block began to change. Yeah 'they' started moving in. This meant of course that City services began to get spotty. Hey it's the American way.
Less sanitation fewer cops the schools gone to hell...the usual.
Ozzie couldn't find work. There were break-ins around the 'hood for the first time. Their friends began to move out, and Ozzie became a Republican.
Liberals do that when the ethnic shit hits the fan.
Today in 2013 some of Ozzie's grand kids are Neo-Nazis. One of them went to prison for murdering an inter-racial couple. This as an initiation for joining the "Christian Army of the True White Jesus".
Ozzie's daughter married a Black lawyer, and their kid Ozzie's Black grandson got life in Attica for murdering an inter-racial couple as an initiation for joining the "Islamic Army of the True Black Allah".
Oh my good intended criminally insane sleepless America.
Angels truly weep.