Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Culture of Coulter

"As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people." - Adolf Hitler (April 12th, 1922)

One thing I have learned about people is that if they are comfortable using the word “faggot” then they are just as comfortable around the terms “nigger” and “spic” and “fucking Jews.” It has nothing to do with satire – not in this country. Make no mistake about their private conversations and beliefs. What moderate Republicans should be concerned with is the blasé acceptance, by their political leaders, of the gutter rhetoric of their primary spokespeople like Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh. It’s no compliment to Democrats either, their own smug reliance on similar radio absurdity. It will, and should, impact negatively on their images. Remember, these people hang out together at their own politically exclusive social gatherings and fund raising events. What is that old saying - Birds of a feather flock together?

Yet the concern I speak of is not about certain people acquiring an arrogant sense of entitlement as though they were the royalty this country was founded against. It is instead, the concern that these people, who pretend to entitlement, speak and behave like common gang bangers and convicted felons. They pretend that they are seekers of political discourse and seekers of truth when in fact they seek nothing more than a drive-by shooting. When the rules of civility and decency become a joke then the principles of your nation, this nation, have been subverted and compromised.

In all fairness, some Republican politicians do issue sentiments against such ridiculous statements but it’s just not enough. It’s not enough to get that ashen taste out of our mouths. It's not enough to silence the ringing in our ears. History has showed us others who expressed only simple indecencies during the day but turn to murderous rage by night. Ultimately, we know the Culture of Coulter and what its followers secretly long for – the photo above says it all.

- Just a peasant

Photo of two teenagers in modern Iran (2005) executed for being gay