Aleister has had it with goons that try to politicize very tragedy, and David Sirota, scumbag supreme, has gone off the deep end of over the Boston terror attack
This, is where I draw the line and speak up. This is the point at which I can no longer remain silent.
This is beyond bad taste, it’s the promotion of racial hatred and violence for the sake of partisanship.
Everyone, every single person who works for Salon.com should be ashamed of themselves.
Especially you, David Sirota. You are a horrible human being.
Why would people like Aleister, Donald Douglas, Stacy McCain, and oh yes, me be so disgusted? Here is Sirota’s piece at Salon, which used to just be a worthless rag, but now is not even worth using as toilet paper.
As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being.
This has been most obvious in the context of recent mass shootings. In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic minority group lacking such privilege would likely be collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse) if some of its individuals comprised most of the mass shooters. However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.
Likewise, in the context of terrorist attacks, such privilege means white non-Islamic terrorists are typically portrayed not as representative of whole groups or ideologies, but as “lone wolf” threats to be dealt with as isolated law enforcement matters. Meanwhile, non-white or developing-world terrorism suspects are often reflexively portrayed as representative of larger conspiracies, ideologies and religions that must be dealt with as systemic threats — the kind potentially requiring everything from law enforcement action to military operations to civil liberties legislation to foreign policy shifts.
“White privilege is knowing that even if the bomber turns out to be white, no one will call for your group to be profiled as terrorists as a result, subjected to special screening or threatened with deportation,” writes author Tim Wise. “White privilege is knowing that if this bomber turns out to be white, the United States government will not bomb whatever corn field or mountain town or stale suburb from which said bomber came, just to ensure that others like him or her don’t get any ideas. And if he turns out to be a member of the Irish Republican Army we won’t bomb Dublin. And if he’s an Italian-American Catholic we won’t bomb the Vatican.”
Because of these undeniable and pervasive double standards, the specific identity of the Boston Marathon bomber (or bombers) is not some minor detail — it will almost certainly dictate what kind of governmental, political and societal response we see in the coming weeks. That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. Why? Because only in that case will privilege work to prevent the Boston attack from potentially undermining progress on those other issues.
Absolutely mind-numbing isn’t it? Every normal person wants whoever committed this evil act hunted down, and punished. Personally I would like to see the die a horrific and extremely painful death, and guess what, be they White, Black, Asian, old, young, man, woman matters not to me. Why? Because it is the act of evil I despise, not skin colors, or sexual orientation, or religion. People like Sirota are obsessed of course with Racial Obsession Syndrome. EVERYTHING is somehow racial to them, and if it isn’t racial they hope and will make it racial anyway. Evidence that other Leftist tools are foaming at the mouth at the very thought of exploiting this event can be found at The Other McCain
So, my three most recent stories for Viral Read were about:
- A dead 8-year-old boy;
- A dead 29-year-old woman; and
- A press conference where the FBI said they are conducting a “wide open” investigation into the Boston bombing.
While doing a search for more coverage to include in my updated aggregation, I happened upon this ghoulish blog post by Politico‘s media critic Dylan Byers:
For many journalists I’ve spoken with today, this ignorance is tortuous. The identification of the attacker(s) and the reasons for the attack will likely have enormous political (and potentially geopolitical) ramifications, which will vary greatly depending on whether the attacker(s) is domestic or foreign, acting alone or as part of an organization. We’re standing on the verge of a very important national conversation about something, and we have no idea what it is.
To translate: By “a very important national conversation,” of course Dylan Byers means, another chance to turn a horrible tragedy into a political talking point.
It really must be an awful existence to be a Leftist, to have that much rage, and venom and hatred inside of you. It must be mental torture for them to look in the mirror knowing deep down they are so twisted that their first reaction when a little boy is killed is to exploit that death along with the suffering of so many.