Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So, yeah, about that spectre of racism, there...

So one thing that just now happened was this.

(the original post, which has a graphic of Obama next to a picture of a noose with the words: "asphyxiation: The Fucking Solution," has been removed: go here for a screencap of it).

I find the commentary of the website host interesting.

I wasn’t aware of this post until late this evening when another reader emailed me about its existence. The graphic was posted on my site, but I didn’t create it. I didn’t have any knowledge of it until tonight. And I do not condone it. Say Anything, much like Daily Kos and Red States with their reader “diaries,” has an open “Reader Blogs” section where any reader can put up their own posts. That is where this post appeared.

I have removed that post over the protestations of the author who has labeled me a “coward.” Unfortunately I did not take the post down before it was noticed by bloggers at The Daily Kos and MyDD (among other places) who are, humorously enough, now calling on John McCain to apologize for it.

Because apparently John McCain is responsible for what random internet nuts post on open blog forums.

They’re also submitting links to that post to places like Digg and Reddit in a vain attempt to use it as evidence to shore up the “sowing seeds of hatred” narrative they’ve been trying to manufacture these last few days.

Because they’d rather talk about that than Obama’s long-standing ties to terrorists and political extremists...


O.K. Spot the cognitive dissonance in those last two paras, shall we?

"sowing seeds of hatred" narrative they've been trying to manufacture these last few days

Obama's long-standing ties to terrorists and political extremists

"Sure, he's scary and dangerous and unAmerican 'pals around with terrorists,' oh and by the way his name sounds a LOT like "Osama" and he WAS a Muslim (although he's -not- an Arab, okay, PHEW) and by the way there's this great video you need to see and terror terror terror terror...but um, we mean it all in the most benign possible way, really. No hate here! Play nice! TRAITOR KILL HIM--no, dammit, I said -play nice.-" (finger wag)

meanwhile, also, too, not very far away, there is the charming Obama Monkey Doll Guy.

All that said, I agree with the author about one thing: graphic of a male arm punching a woman in the mouth, regardless of who the woman is? Also pretty fucked up. M-I-S-O-G-Y-N-Y, yes, duh?



I love my fellow creatures, I do...

3 comments:

piggie1230 said...

Um, either "they" is actually referring to the McCain camp, or this person needs to look up the correct definitions of "vain" and "manufacture".

I say that we start talking about McCain's long standing ties with terrorists* and political extremists--starting with his running mate, because someone seems to missing the fact that Sarah Palin -is- rather extreme...

*McCain can also be easily linked to Ayers, I can find sources if you want, but I'm a bit brain dead right now...

belledame222 said...

no kidding, right? also wossname, Singlaub, and--talk about glass houses. hell, if we want to play six degrees, let's talk about not only Palin's husband and his separatist -radical- ties but her church and -its- ties to -radical- anti-abortion, yep, even terrorists if you just want to connect one or two more dots...and then there are the foaming fundamentalist pastors McCain was using earlier this year...we can do this all day; it's just, most people don't really give a shit right now, and -what- was the plan wrt the economy, again?

But I really love the way it's all, Obama doesn't want to answer the question! (wrt Ayers) and it's like, um, he -did- answer the question, it's just not the answer you're insisting he give, because it isn't true...

maybe it'll come up in the debate tonight and hopefully Obama can skewer McCain for once and for all. they're idiots if they think Obama isn't planning a really good comeback in case McCain -does-, as he threatened to do, bring it up.

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