Racists Don't Get To Define Racism

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Memo to Melissa Francis, Dinesh D'Souza, and Peter Cvjetanovic: YOU ARE THE REAL VICTIMS.

On day two of fallout from the Worst Press Conference Ever, Donald Trump has disbanded his councils so he can't be embarrassed by people resigning from them, and the right is shouting at Scotty (Scott Baio, of course) down in their engine room, yelling at him to push the Reality Warp engines past their physical and mental limits. ON a related note, IDIOTS SAY THE DAMNDEST THINGS!

"He never said equal blame. I am so uncomfortable having this conversation because I know what’s in my heart. And I know that I don’t think anyone is different, better, or worse based on color of their skin, but I feel like there is nothing any of us can say right now without being judged.” -A tearful Melissa Francis on Fox, being ignorant or willfully ignorant.

This is how bad this is. This is what they're reduced to. Claiming that because, in the giant bowl of word salad spewed by an off-prompter Trump since Charlottesville, the words "equal blame" never entered into it, and therefore, we can safely assume that whatever Trump thinks is the ratio of blame, whether it's 51-49 or 99-1, it matches our own. That level of benefit of the doubt is either malignantly malicious or deeply delusional, so fuck your tears, blonde, white Fox lady.

If you don't want to be judged poorly, don't say things that actively harm innocent people. If you truly had no hate in your heart, then you'd understand that what you're doing here is weaponizing nuance in a desperate attempt to avoid the political consequences of supporting a president who can't control his worst impulses, whether those worst impulses are racism, an inability to back down, an unwillingness to take direction, or being the dumbest motherfucker within 100 yards of him at all times. You don't get a pass because people telling you you're wrong makes you sad.

"This suggests the whole rally may have been staged to feed the mainstream media's big lie that racism & fascism are on the right " - Dinesh D'Souza, desperately trying to salvage the premise of his new book about the left being Nazis.

Needless to say, Charlottesville Trutherism began almost instantly. What D'Souza is referring to in his reply to, I shit you not, CHUCK WOOLERY, is based on a super-obvious Photoshop of the head of rally organizer Jason Kessler pasted on top of the body of Will Ferrell meeting Obama in the Oval Office. I would ask how stupid you'd have to be to believe this or how venal you'd have to be to willingly propagate this, but I've already mentioned Chuck Woolery and Dinesh D'Souza, respectively, so, you know. Asked and answered.

Most of the Charlottesville Trutherism just takes the form of saying "Soros set this up", which shows that you can add "the 'best if used by' date of their boogeymen' to things wingnuts refuse to acknowledge. To them, Soros is Commie Jew Batman, with infinite resources and the ability to, I guess, travel back in time and plant Nazi posts on the Facebook pages of his Charlottesville patsies for years and years. And, of course, as arguments go, "That wealthy Jew is controlling the media to make me look anti-Semitic" has a certain self-defeating quality.

"I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was. I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that I’m not the angry racist they see in that photo.” - Angry racist Peter Cvjetanovic, not explaining why his immigrant ancestors didn't fucking assimilate and change their name to something I didn't have to keep in my clipboard for this entire fucking segment.

Cvjetanovic exhibits the purest form of the disease that is rampant across the board in today's column, and in society, and is at the core of why this shit is on the rise in America. Well, OK, a co-core with President Garbage loving Nazis so much.

This disease, of course, is the absolute, honestly-held belief by racists that they can say and do racist things like thinking minorities are trying to erase white culture, marching next to skinheads and neo-Nazis, posting pictures of Michelle Obama as a gorilla, or defending Donald Trump, and somehow be something other than a fucking racist. They've internalized the canard that "racism" is just a thing leftists call people so deeply that they think it doesn't apply to people who wave torches and shout at black people about how they're inferior. I'm not sure how to turn that around, but if nothing else, the last few days have shown society's willingness to call these fuckers out and withhold benefit of the doubt. Good start.