Dogfighting v. Cockfighting

The first episode of season two on HBO’s Eastbound and Down featured very real (non-simulated) cockfighting. It’s interesting what Americans will tolerate. Michael Vick was lambasted for his dogfighting activities – perhaps rightfully so. But, then again, we know how Americans love their dogs. But two roosters pecking each other to the death doesn’t seem to bother Americans. They don’t mind dropping bombs on innocent brown people in the Middle East, but dogfighting is where they draw the line. Roosters…? Eh. Not so much. As Dick Gregory says: “White people will hire a nanny to change their baby’s diaper. And then they’ll walk behind the dog and pick up the dog shit.” Makes you wonder…

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