Thursday, October 11, 2007

Slavery? It Wasn't So Bad...

Jesus, as if we needed any more ammunition against the wingnuttery. Now full-time crypto-fascist neocon Michael Medved has come out with a "think-piece" defending, of all things, slavery!!!

Medved lives (regrettably) in Seattle, and conseqently is more or less a neighbor of mine. Jesus help me, I'd rather have Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco, Ghengis Khan, Attilla the Hun, Adolph Eichmann, Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgeway, Albert DeSalvo or Martin Bormann living next door than this piece of unregenerated rightwing suckass neo-Nazi pigshit.

Over at the sadly misnamed Town Hall website (I refuse to give them a link; do a Google search for "medved six inconvenient truths slavery" and you'll find it, right there at the top.

Basically Medved's thesis is that slavery was GOOD for African Americans, it wasn't "genocidal" since the slave owners needed the living capital and it did not create profits to slay them, etc etc etc.

I've hated the fucker ever since, ten or twelve years ago, he came on as a talking-head pundit on a station that used to be fairly liberal (KING AM 1090), proud of the fact that he was a neocon. No one knew what that meant back then, but it didn't take long of listening to this little fucker to know what HE meant.

Since those days he's managed to shift over to the Faux News Talk station out of Seattle, PLUS wangle his way into a nationally syndicated talk show.

I don't get it, but there you are. Now he -- an Orthodox Jew, by the way, who ought to know better -- is a major apologist for, of all things, slavery in the United States.

It boggles the mind. It really does. And it just goes to show you that the rightwing is capable of anything -- ANYTHING -- in this country, and apparently without having to take the slightest amount of personal responsibility for it.

It's no wonder that the Rethugs have basically written off the black vote in this country. But you'd think that at least they'd feel a modicum of embarrassment by it. But no.

1 Comment:

abstractjenn said...

I had no idea who this guy was until I just looked him up. I started to read his article but after point #2 was too disgusted. I then made the mistake of reading some of the comments - that's when I really get disgusted. I'm always amazed at how many people ar willing to jump on the bandwagon with something like this. As long as they have a "leader" who is wiling to put it all out there these people jump right on the coat tails and happily make defending statements. These statements are mostly ridicule of people who dare not to agree. If it wasn't so disturbing it would be funny.
Keep exposing these people - it's important.