I just love Questionman. He is a commenter who is worthy of main post notice, his comments just beg for greater attention. His erudite elocution should not to get buried in the comment threads as his words are simply too important to the advancement of a free society.
The Q-Man’s first effort to school us about our supposed racist proclivities a while back elicited this response from me:
Being called a racist by these folks doesn’t have the sting that it once did, they have misused it so much that it no longer has much potency. I’ve been thinking about it all day and I finally figured it out and it was this quote:
[N]Ever heard that retarded saying “SCOAMF” Can’t tell you what it means, look it up. I said people if they are tired of hearing this crap. Turns out they aren’t, because they never heard. One a certain group of people never head the disrespectful trope. Classy, Respectful, Intelligent People.
It wasn’t the misspelled words, the poor grammar, or the even worse syntax. It was the fact that Questionman, contrary to his screen name, doesn’t question at all. He just admitted that the reason that the Obama sycophants don’t recognize that he is a SCOAMF is that they just simply don’t read the bad news. They don’t know who he is, just that he is…very existentialist, isn’t it?
Yesterday, he responded to Black3’s post about Michelle Obama with this:
What exactly is a racist? Someone who singles out blacks for ridicule and humiliation because they don’t like black people, period. Even “black” people born of white mothers.
To complain about Harvard never having hired a black woman on its law faculty in its entire history hardly makes Michelle a racist.
Arguing for diversity is NOT RACIST, you racist.
We don’t have racists in thw White House. We have racist OUTSIDE the White House. People like you and the racist right!
When did Barack Obama embrace Marxism? I don’t mean an uninformed paranoid interpretation of his policies, I mean the actual teachings of Karl Marx.
No, he is center-left.
You Americans (some of you at least) seem to have a fixation about Marxism, seeing Marxists everywhere. That’s very funny.
You wanna know who’s REALLY racist? People who calls the First Lady of the United States an “ape woman,” Moochelle, “a tranny with a ball sack,” and a “snuff lipped Sasquatch.” Michelle Obama is compared to Chewbacca. She’s called a “mullie.” People make jokes about “Not wanting to know what she puts in her mouth.” She’s called a “commie bitch.”
That’s racist. And you scumbags have the galls to call yourselves Patriots? Please you aren;t Patriots, just disgusting hateful slimeball fucks!
To which I respond:
You lost me at “center-left”.
Your tactics are all too typical…and tiresome as well. You insist on an exacting definition of Obama wearing a Mao cap and holding a hammer and sickle while reading verbatim from Das Capital on the floor of the House in order to see Marxism in his policies, yet you use the most parenthetical, tangential and circumstantial evidence to ascribe racism to those who oppose the President. This site and many, many others have clearly shown the ties between the “progressive” movement (of which Obama is a member) to socialism, Marxism and communism – there is no “center” in Obama’s positions unless you mean “central planning”, “central control”, “central committee” or “centralization of power”.
Sure, some of the items you quote are likely racist (and I use the qualifier “likely” because simple words are not racist, the intent with which they are uttered make them so, not all harsh words are motivated by racism, many are simply in disgust) – but I doubt that you will find the specific words you mention any post from a regular contributor here – we tend to be direct in criticism of actions and policies, not race (unless it is to point out where true racism is).
There is satire – but the satire is no more offensive than were the photoshops of Bush as a chimp, Hitler or illustrations of him being assassinated – or even Reagan being called an “amiable dunce”. Here’s a newsflash, being black (or bi-racial as you point out) is not insulation against ridicule or an absolute and unimpeachable defense of being a failure any more than being white was for Bush. What is being said about this President and First Lady are no different than the rhetoric about other presidents in an election cycle, no different for ridiculing Nancy Reagan for allegedly consulting an astrologer, it is nothing different from the black racism that has been thrown at white Republicans (Bush hates black people and dynamited the levees in New Orleans to drown blacks) and what is being currently being directed at Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan today.
Terms like “Moochelle”, while perhaps less than tasteful (although not quite as much as your “disgusting hateful slimeball fucks” comment – by the way, is that part of the “new civility” that you lefties like to lecture us about?), they are not racially motivated, they are a response to a Presidential couple who seem to really enjoy the niceties of the office while the rest of the country suffers. Examples of the genesis of the appellation can be found in the leftist political circles and media (but I repeat myself) criticism of Ann Romney having the temerity to wear a $900 blouse while heaping cloying praise on Michelle Obama as a style maven for wearing $500 sneakers, $6800 sweaters and $2000 dresses – likely paid for by the taxpayers. It comes from over 40+ months of over 8% unemployment when the First Lady vacations in Spain at the taxpayer’s expense, spending millions of dollars for Hawaiian vacations (when their home is in Chicago – but really, who can blame them for not wanting to take holidays in Chicago when you can go on a taxpayer paid junket to Hawaii?), the First Couple wasting millions of dollars for “date nights” in New York City and the President playing 104 rounds of golf while claiming to be working hard on the economy.
And just so we are clear, the term “commie bitch” is not racist, it is political/behavioral and a such is applicable across racial lines.
As far as “diversity”, her paper argues not for the diversity of thought but is based on the premise that only a black person can speak with authority on a given subject, thereby making skin color a sole basis for selection. If two candidates were presented with equal qualifications, one black and the other white, the one that is black would get hired based solely on skin color. That is, in fact, a racist practice – as all racially based “diversity” programs are. The day I believe it isn’t is when there are laws that require every team in the NBA to be 68% white and 78% Christian to mirror the population in the USA.
You and your ilk have overused the terms “racist” and “racism” so much to cover for every single failure of this president and excess of his wife that they are meaningless to anyone outside your little Obama fan club. Your descent into profanity is also evidence that you have little logical to say and choose to substitute anger for your frustration. I think perhaps that you know that what is being spoken and written about this incompetent administration is the truth – but your ideology simply won’t allow you to accept it.
Remember that the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.