Quote of the week--American history edition

>> Friday, April 29, 2011



There's the perspective on this week's Not-Really-News big news item. The reminder of how, when you get right down to it, birtherism is nothing but simple, old-fashioned, disgraceful racism, and not even racism in brand new drag; it's just the same old shit in the same old sordid dress.

Listening to this clip again while I set this up to post on Friday, I find myself at a loss for words. Imagine that. But maybe it's not even my place to have words for it. Thurston is dead on in his indictment of Trump and everyone else riding that bandwagon. They aren't crazy and they aren't curious: they're bigots, they're racists, they're the same dumbass honkies the racist white elites exploited in 1861, 1915, the 1950s and the 1980s. Ignorant fucking crackers, racist tools, bigoted morons. And if you don't get that, well, maybe you don't have a good grasp on American history and on the fact that for most of the century between 1865 and 1965, voting rights were defined by grandfather clauses, literacy tests and poll taxes.

Yeah, actually, Thurston's right: this was a national humiliation this week, a fiasco.




1 comments:

Leanright,  Friday, April 29, 2011 at 3:21:00 PM EDT  

Donald Trump is such a joke, I don't even know where to begin. I'm a conservative, and I believe in the REAL cause of the Tea Party Movement, not this made-up idea that it's a racist movement. I hope the tea party can distance themselves from the show Trump has put on.

I've even considered that Trump's performance of late is designed to really to stick it to the right; make us all sound like the racists that the VAST MAJORITY of us are not. To bring the race card to this election, like the last, to detract from the economic picture the nation is in right now. Trump is the crazy uncle designed to make the right look crazy and racist. This is just a theory, much like the tea party being a racist organization. Trump needs to shut the fuck up and go back to wasting other peoples time with his stupid antics, and overrated television show.

Some people will always believe the President is not a natural born citizen. Their minds will not change. Fuck them. Time to make this the business of making our country a better place; debating the location of the birth of our President is certainly not accomplishing that.

Trump is to the right what Jesse Jackson was to the left. A crazy maniac with an ego to big to be effective for anything.

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