Enjoy & Laugh, It’s ONLY Jokes
From the comic and humor problems comes jokes on the expense of someone, or some group. Most of jokes usually involve women. The other most covers minority groups. In England they accused the British Comedian, Spike Milgan of racism because he used to joke often about Indians. He defended his position by saying: it is necessary to joke on someone without humiliating him or her. He himself grew up in New Delhi, and lived among Indians. He shows his respect and love for them in many occasions. In fact we all joke about women, but we never quit loving her.
There is no state on earth have no minority groups. Except may be Somalia. So we have a large number of “racist” jokes. We too joke about Indians, remember in the 1960s, Bandit Nehru Vice President of India visited Egypt, Abdul-Hakim ‘Amer the second man in Egypt then, was appointed to accompany him. Nehru brought Hakim’s attention to something he previously talked about before he was leaving Cairo. “I hope you will not forget or neglect the subject we talked about”. Hakim said: “ Of course not, what do you think of me, an Indian”
Egyptians joke on backwardness and stupidity of people live in Sa’id Egypt (even though Sa’idis are nice easy-going people), one of the jokes about them says: A Saidi was hitting a nail in the wall, but the nail did not get through. He figured something wrong with the nail, or the hammer, so he tried to know the reason. He went to the other side of the wall, surprised to find another Saidi, laying his head in the same spot where the nail stopped.
Another joke about Saidi went to buy furniture to his house, surprising of nice tables, chairs, and beds. Then he saw a cloth handle, where people hang their hats and Jackets. He asked: “What is this for?” “This is for your clothes to hang on.” The sale person said. The Saidi looked wondering and said: “and I set naked”.
Iraqis have a long history in jokes, called the Kurdish Jokes. Once upon a time, a solder stood on one side of the river, afraid to cross it while he cannot swim. He say a Kurdish person on the other side: “Can I cross the river on my feet?” He shouted. The other man said in loud voice, “Yes, you can” so he get to the river, but the river was deep, he shouted again. “Why you tell me that I can cross on my feet?. Said the solder. The Kurdish said: “Few minutes ago, I saw a duck using its feet to cross. If the duck can, why can’t you?”
Today Kurdistan a self reliance politically, after ousting Saddam Hussein. They joke on Arabs. An Arab shepherd drive his sheep cross the railway, which makes Arbil Train stopped. The train driver shouted toward the shepherd: “Haji Arab, you have a large land out there, you did not find other than this crossing?” The Arab shepherd answered: “And you, did not find another way to find me here?”
In America, jokes on blacks, Koreans, Chinese, etc, may be also found. But such slurs against minority groups were prohibited. One joke I can bring here about Virginia people, They say: When Jesus Christ show up in Palestine, they ask: Why Palestine? Why not in Virginia? The answer came from Jesus: “the Lord was seeking for three wise men and one virgin woman in Virginia, He did not find any. Here, may be!”