Monday, May 15, 2006

High Holy Sweet Jesus

May the Lord and saints preserve us.

Every once in a while, occasionally at the prompting of Errol, I go for a quick swim in the right-wing sewer. Today's putrid dip happened in the cesspool of WorldNetDaily, a site that is often approvingly linked to as "news" by the usual right-wing suspects (Malkin, RedState, and so on).

I'm not gonna link to these jagoffs, 'cause I don't want to direct a single hit their way. This particular "editorial" (if by "editorial," you mean "the half-mad rantings of another monkey enamored of white supremacy who actually provides excellent counterevidence disproving that notion") is by a skinhead-wannabe who is unhappy with our Preznit because of his stance on immigration. Anyway, here's what's doing in the sewer (in which I swim so you don't have to):
Dear Jorge plans to address the nation tonight, a speech wherein he will almost surely attempt to deceive citizens into believing that he does not wish the mass migration from Mexico to continue unabated. He will likely offer some negligible resources for law enforcement and border security – resources which will never materialize – in return for an amnesty program that will grant American citizenship to the Mexican nationals who have helped lower America's wage rates by 16 percent over the last 32 years.

And he will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic – it's just not going to work."

Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.
Ah, yes. Reasoned debate from the right wing.

However, this is a big part of the Republican base (generally believed to be made up of these xenophobes, the Christianists, and the mucho-money men). And they're pissed. Pissed. There's a lot more at the site, and the idiot asshole who wrote it goes by the handle of Vox Day, if you're interested in reading more. Why you would be, I can't imagine.

Here's his bio blurb from the end of the article:
Vox Day is a novelist and Christian libertarian. He is a member of the SFWA, Mensa and the Southern Baptist church, and has been down with Madden since 1992.
Novelist, huh? Well, watch your back, Tim O'Brien. This guy is on his way! Also, it's been my experience that bragging about Mensa membership is a lot like buying a sports car or owning a pit bull--public overcompensation for certain inadequacies.

I don't think that the Preznit's little speech tonight is going to help him at all. Not with assholes like Vox Day, and not with anyone else, either. Especially seeing as how it will delay the start of Deal or No Deal and Prison Break. At least CBS and ABC were wise enough not to change their primetime lineups. Of course, since it's an Oprah special on ABC, I'm sure they were terrified at the thought of crossing her. Lake Michigan is teeming with people who've made that fatal mistake. You don't screw over the Cheesecake Mafia and live to tell about it.

Update: Glenn Greenwald has much better analysis of the phenomenon that's causing the outpouring of crap from buffoons like Vox Day. Check it out, you won't be sorry.

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