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.