Why Can’t You Just Not Be Complete Shits For Once?

The tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin and the misogynistic pillorying of Sandra Fluke reminds me of something I sometimes forget: wingnuts are like children.

Upon hearing of a private citizen being called a “slut,” “whore,” “prostitute,” and “feminazi” on a radio show with 20,000,000 listeners (so we’re told), do the wingnuts say “My god, how awful. I may not agree with Sandra Fluke, but there really is no excuse for calling a woman those horrible, loaded names.”? No. Their response is to flail wildly for a “your side does it, too” response. So instead of getting the former, we got the latter “Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a cunt.” Leaving aside the fact that Sarah Palin is a marginally powerful political figure and the fact that Bill Maher let loose with that word ONCE (as opposed to masturbatorily working himself up into a lather for three days straight), who does that? Who hears that Sandra Fluke was treated so miserably and immediately goes to “Well, YOUR SIDE does it too.” Aside from that fact that, no, we really DON’T, it’s just not how adults should comport themselves upon hearing this stuff. Jesus Christ, wingnuts, can’t you just not be complete shits for once?

Upon hearing of Trayvon Martin’s death, why don’t the wingnuts say “I don’t know all the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but, my god, what a horrible tragedy for his family.”? Instead of, say, immediately assuming he was in a.) in a gang b.) up to no good? And why does the fact that Zimmerman is Latino play into this at all? It’s like upon learning that he was not white, the wingnuts let out this big smug sigh of relief. Liberals thwarted again! As if we’d all forget that Trayvon was probably murdered if the shooter were Latino. Who thinks like that?

Wingnuts, we’re not wired the way you are. I don’t care about the skin color of the shooter. I care that it looks as if an innocent teen was gunned down in the street for no reason and that his murderer may get off scot-free. There is no Liberal Agenda at work here, only a Decent Human Being Agenda. I know it’s hard for you to believe that. And do you know why it’s hard to believe that? Do you know why it’s hard you to believe that I just straight-up find the treatment of Sandra Fluke misogynist and disturbing and hurtful? Do you know why it’s hard to believe I care about Trayvon Martin’s family because I just do? It’s because of a thing called projection.

See, you wingnuts can’t conceive of someone just caring about a cause or a person simply because s/he just does. One must always have a nasty ulterior motive. Everything must be a game of one-up-manship. You can never ascribe good or pure motives to the actions of a liberal (or everyone who is not in the bugfuck crazy 27%) because you simply can’t conceive of it. And the reason why is that your motives are never good and pure.  But we’re not all like you, wingnuts. Thank god.

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15 thoughts on “Why Can’t You Just Not Be Complete Shits For Once?

  1. And why does the fact that Zimmerman is Latino play into this at all?

    Because the whites can say “see, it wasn’t us. We’re not racists. However, I’m not so sure that Zimmerman’s action were based entirely on race. This guy was obviously looking for any opportunity to play the hero and in the right circumstances a white, hispanic or asian kid could have been the victim. No, the real racist aspect of this case comes into play when the police got involved. I’ve noticed that there has been no mention from the wingnuts on the race of the police chief or any of the officers involved in the “investigation”.

  2. Jesus Christ, wingnuts, can’t you just not be complete shits for once?

    No.

    Being a complete shit is the essence of wingnut. This is their version of being a Randian superhero (because they’re never going to be plutocrats).
    ~

  3. I’m trying to get my head around this business of Hispanics not being “white” according to the US race laws. Has anyone tried explaining to the population of Spain that they are not as European as the rest of Europe?

    • US race laws. Has anyone tried explaining to the population of Spain that they are not as European as the rest of Europe?

      I think all our “race laws” are at least off the books*. But, Shirley, you know that some Euros are from more northern & western parts of Europe than others, if you know what I mean?

      Did read an interesting story 20+ yrs. ago in The New Yorker about the “one-drop” law in Louisiana (I think) where a woman who had something like a 1/64th (or even smaller) touch of the tarbrush sued to have herself declared officially “white.”

  4. Ah, Spain was conquered by the Moors. Therefore they are sad ass losers and probably mooselims too.

  5. There is no Liberal Agenda at work here, only a Decent Human Being Agenda

    Perfectly said!

    I’m trying to get my head around this business of Hispanics not being “white” according to the US race laws. Has anyone tried explaining to the population of Spain that they are not as European as the rest of Europe?

    Well, it’s not really about our Iberian friends, it’s about the Spanish speaking Nahua, Maya, Zapotec, Tarahumara, and other indigenous North American groups. Immigration from Latin America is pretty much reverse Manifest Destiny.

    “Remember the Alamo, gabacho?

  6. Quick note: Most of the Cuban “exiles” in this country are of (mostly) European descent, & a middle-class background. (Which is why they left Cuba: They didn’t want to share.) Most of the people in Cuba now are of more African descent (the descendants of slaves). Anyone wanna bet that racial dynamics in Cuba might have been very similar to those in the U.S? (Euro-descended trash hating/fearing African-descended people, just like plain white trash hating the slave-descended.)

    Mr. Zimmerman’s ancestors may have learned Spanish when they got to Cuba, but that doesn’t make him “Hispanic” in any way other than that he may speak Spanish because his parents did. (I’d bet some of their ancestors spoke German, or Yiddish.)

    Anecdata: Used to work w/ many Cubans (most of them of Italian descent). One of them once said something to me about “Mexicans & their ugly Indian faces.” Racism is everywhere, in every direction.

  7. I’m going to go out on a limb and say, because they are complete shits. Shits from top to bottom. Shits all the way down. Shits. Shits. Shits. Shitty shit shits.

  8. Read this yesterday at … uh … Balloon Juice? LGM? ye olde brain forgets — but it’s a great post and I’m glad I can tell you so.

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