What’s Up With Dilbert And His Creator? — Filosofa’s Word

I’m sure that unless you’ve been living in a cave in the dessert for the past week or so, you’ve heard of the Dilbert/Scott Adams issue.  Dilbert is no more, and apparently Mr. Adams’ sources of income are now dried up.  Ah well … he brought it on himself with his racist rhetoric, so I […]

What’s Up With Dilbert And His Creator? — Filosofa’s Word

Meanwhile in America, one of the country’s most popular comic strips has fallen from grace, like the sinking of the Titanic. And like the ship itself that was supposed to have been unsinkable but an iceberg doomed it and with that 1200 out of 1500 lives, the fall of Dilbert was the fault of the comments brought forth by its creator Scott Adams, who had drawn the strip since 1989 until newspapers and his publisher dropped him for his racist remarks recently. There is an underlying truth behind his comments and it focuses on an essay by Charles Blow, which you can read here, together with an introduction by Jill Dennison. It looks at the problem of segregation from a historic point of view and Blow sees this as a system which hasn’t been stopped, even after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Still Adams’ downfall does send a message to authors and celebrities and it comes with a comment my 6th grade math teacher (and later my track and field coach in high school) once said: “Your mouth and your comments determine your destiny.” In other words, the more emphatic and sensitive you are, the better off you are, and the more cultural you will ever be.

Read the text by clicking on the link above and think about this….



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