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Thursday, March 15, 2012

SKIPPING THE DOG WHISTLES AND GOING UNCODED

Kos and Josh Holland direct our attention to this -- and, well, there's just nothing to be said, is there?




This comes on the same day that we're learning about this:

During their school's NCAA Tournament game against Kansas State University today, members of the Southern Mississippi University band chanted, "Where's your green card?" at a Puerto Rican Kansas State player....

Puerto Ricans, it's worth noting, are American citizens....

Immigration has been a hot topic lately in Mississippi. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has endorsed an Alabama-style immigration law, and a version of that law was passed by the state House yesterday.


And, of course, we've got Brooks Bayne, who's attacking Sandra Fluke's boyfriend as an evil Jewy Jewy Jew:

... anyone familiar with Boston and New York political history knows about the wealthy Mutterperl family's long tradition of supporting the typical Jewish variant of socialism.

... The Mutterperl family, via Adam's great grandfather Sol's handbag fortune, established the "Mutterperl Scholarship Endowment Fund" in 1951 for Brandeis University. This school, as some people call it, is named for Louis Brandeis, a secular Jew, Zionist, and United States Supreme Court Justice appointed by Woodrow Wilson. Brandeis was a self-proclaimed socialist.

... New Bedford, MA, where Raphael Mutterperl ran the family's manufacturing arm, was a hotbed of Marxist trade-unionism in early 20th century America. Why? It was easy to "sell" radical trade-unionism to a whole people group who were brought up in the lap of Weimar Marxian ideology, because New Bedford had many new eastern-European Jewish immigrants living there at the time, including, of course, the Mutterperl family....


The Bayne hit-piece is particularly choice, because the argument being made is that the Mutterperls have historically been both sinister capitalists and evil socialists. This is a staple of anti-Semitic hate-rhetoric -- and, as I've noted in the past, it's the kind of thing Glenn Beck was selling to the throwback masses in his Fox News heyday, updating the work of his hero Cleon Skousen to generate chalkboard linkages between Alinsky, Ayers, the New Black Panthers, Soros, and pretty much everyone else who's been in the same room with Barack Obama, from community organizers to former top Goldman Sachs executives.

But Beck, at least, tried to avoid making this overtly about the evil International Jew -- he took this line of argument and mostly de-Semitized it. Bayne has re-Semitized it.

Oh, and I see that CNN contributor Dana Loesch was retransmitting Bayne's racist propaganda on the radio today.

Look, this is the future. Code words are out. Dog whistles are passe. The right is going for it. There's going to be less and less effort to conceal the racism. You think it's ugly now, but it's going to get even uglier.

11 comments:

  1. The emperor has no codes.

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  2. Looks like you're right, Steve. And that makes it easier for us. We don't have to engage in semantic analysis to point out subtle racism because it's no longer subtle. We just have to point at a bumper sticker or accurately quote a Bayne, and hope that this crap disgusts enough people to make for a decisive turnout in the fall.

    If I had nearly as much hope for societal progress as I did when I was 20, this would mightily disappoint me - but that was then. Now it just infuriates me.

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  3. What, no mention of the 2 KKK members who registered in North Carolina to run as Democrats? Weird.

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  4. Yes, those ones. Hey, many of you folks on the left still say the GOP is racist because David Duke registered as a Republican, thought the GOP quickly disowned him. Can't have it both ways!

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  5. Really? "Many" say that?

    Well, take it up with them. I'm talking about the stuff I'm talking about. Read the post again and try discussing what I actually wrote. Or just go away.

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  6. First it was a "war on women", now it's neo-Nazis taking over our party? If you want to rally your base, you really should do a better job.

    BTW, Bayne has been heavily criticized and disowned by conservatives on Twitter.

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  7. You guys are scared. Some of you are shedding the thin veneer of civilized behavior, and the rest of you are desperately saying, "Move along! Nothing to see here!"

    Disowned? Not here. Or here. Or here. Or here.

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  8. Or here. Or here. Or here. Or here. Or here. Or here. Shall I go on?

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  9. William and Joe, there's no other way to put it: you're dishonest punks. And you're playing way beyond your league. Much like the Republican Party as a whole, in fact.

    If you're attracting trolls, though, Steve, even dipsticks like these two, I suppose that's a good sign. Good job disposing of the rubbish.

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  10. Hey, many of you folks on the left still say the GOP is racist because David Duke registered as a Republican

    That's hardly the only reason to say the GOP is racist.

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