Mike Gold: The Hateful Fate

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, www.getthepointradio.com and on iNetRadio, www.iNetRadio.com (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check www.getthepointradio.com above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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3 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    Mike, I do agree with you. But honestly, can you imagine any public figure making a statement like “these murdering [insert name of any occupation, religion, ethnicity, or group of any kind] would be in jail” without members of said group objecting to the qualifier? The speaker is of course only referring to a few members of said group, but the group (and arguably the public) will infer a blanket condemnation.

    • Mike Gold says:

      I can, Bob. But I’ve worked on and spoken at a lot of political rallies over the decades and I will grant you there is a certain energy from the crowd that the speaker draws from and really can’t avoid. It’s like applause. But I think Tarantino’s immediate context reveals his meaning quite nicely. Nonetheless, the police unions and the far-right are extremely quick to manufacture umbrage. For example, two months ago when an Illinois officer was found shot to death said groups, along with Fox News and CNN, blamed the officer’s death on the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the nonexistent national conspiracy to kill police. As we learned this past week, the officer in fact committed suicide because the investigation into his years and years of looting a police charity’s finances was about to become public… oh, and evidently he was trying to put a hit on the investigator as well.