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Racism on stage

Dear Editor:

I was disappointed by the lack of sociological maturation and warped logic expressed, but not shocked. I reflected. I waited. Now I step up to the plate to straighten out some of the misguided to free them so their asses will follow. (Remember the old expression: “Free your mind and your ass will follow”!) What garbage fills the local newspapers to hype a pathetic promotion of a psychopathic play and a psychopathic book such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” (“The Big Read takes center stage”, Sept. 28, Aspen Daily News).

What decent people would not sanitize the dialogue (language) of this mockery toward the American black man in American society that insults American black people? I have only a sanitized version of “Huckleberry Finn.”

What American black theater group has ever put on this racist garbage play? I know of none. Can any decent white person tell you white folks why?

And the black fool who took on the role in the play is a pathetic soul indeed. He should run around on Halloween with the black-faced whites prancing around Aspen so he can feel he belongs to the charade of white, liberal, nonracial, equality-hugging processed Aspen Negroes and colonialized foreign African darkies.

The intentional “ubiquitous use of the n-word [does show]” you cannot change a leopard’s spots. What decent white in Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley and the I-70 corridor would sit throughout such an unsanitized performance of the racist (racialist, white supremacist) mindset to regerminate the evil seeds that neocolonialism keeps promoting white is right and white might is right.

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What decent Jew would promote and sit through a play using the k-word? What decent Italian would promote and sit through a play using the d-word or the w-word? What decent Irish would promote and sit through a play using the m-word? What decent Latin would promote and sit through a play using the s-word? What decent Pole would promote and sit through a play using the p-word? What decent Chinese would promote and sit through a play using the c-word? What decent Japanese would promote and sit through a play using the n-word?

If you do not see eye to eye with me, “The Eye of Emzy” is better than thee for let me see you and the sicko Montana Repertory Theatre and its depraved and deprived support from the University of Montana, Montana Arts Council, Montana Cultural Trust, Dr. Cathy Capps, Dr. Sandy Sheppard and all its supporters and promoters in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley take this sewer play to Harlem in New York City, South Central Los Angeles, the Southside of Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta or Washington, D.C., The Chocolate City. Your butts would be chased out of town from our noble American black communities.

I say wash away the scum! Enough said!

Emzy Veazy III

Aspen and Burbank, Calif.