Full of Sound and Fury: Racism Still Going Strong

In Macbeth, Act V, Scene V, Shakespeare gives us, “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

Yesterday Colorado State Legislator Doug Bruce succeeded in simultaneously embarrassing and insulting everyone in my state.  He was arguing against a measure that would legally bring in Mexican migrant workers to help our state’s farmers who have been experiencing seasonal labor shortages since 911. 

From the floor of the House, “I have read the bill twice (and) the more I read it, the more I dislike it,” Bruce said. “I’d like to have the opportunity to state at the microphone why I don’t think we need 5,000 illiterate peasants in Colorado.”

You don’t want to miss the full story on this.  After having time to reflect, he not only failed to apologize, but he confirmed, “There was nothing untrue about the statement.”

Sorry Mr. Shakespeare, sometimes the tale told by an idiot is signifying something; I’ll leave it to everyone out there to decide what it signifies for you.

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3 Responses to Full of Sound and Fury: Racism Still Going Strong

  1. laurabethnielsen says:

    WOW! What an a$$. My first reaction is that the speaker was quick on her feet to immediately un-recognize him. Interesting freedom of speech issue. Who votes for people like this?

  2. jeffaregularworkinglawyer says:

    Since he is described as “R-Colorado Springs”, I think that the answer to your question is “Republicans from Colorado Springs.”

  3. nobamakoolaid says:

    I know many good, decent people in Colorado Springs, but it does have more than its share of far right-wingers. If you were unaware, it is home to James Dobson and Focus on the Family. You know, the guy who claims to be able to “cure” gays.

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