Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stupid Shit Andrew Sullivan Says




















"Why on earth should [the 9mm lynching of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent police cover-up] be a partisan issue, one wonders?"

-- Andrew Sullivan.

Grow the fuck up, Andrew.

And while you're growing up, grow up in this country.  In America.  In the real America, not the Disneyfied Reaganeque fantasyland that you and just about every other dorm-room Conservative in the world has spent the last 30 years pretending we are.

Grow up in America, Andrew, steeping in our bloody, jeering, racist past from the day you are born and you will learn very quickly that, depending on where you live and who your parents are, you will either soak the racial history of America in as something shameful to be atoned for and transcended,  or something patriotic and pure; the noble struggle of great men living in a better America whose godly ideals need to be "conserved" and resurrected.

And if you can't grow up in America, Andrew, then shut the fuck up and listen to your Liberal betters, because only a fop living in an Adamantine bubble of near-psychotic denial about the true nature of the America Conservative movement could possibly wonder why this this has become a "partisan" issue.

13 comments:

John said...

Mr. Sullivan, ask your question of the reich-media that has launched one of its patented smear campaigns, more hate-filled than usual - on a murdered, unarmed teenager.

John Puma

Asian-American Pundit said...

I don't mean to be religious, but AMEN.

Bustednuckles said...

Wow, how far removed from the reality of everyday America can one silver spoon in the mouth ignorant motherfucker can one be?

Like the Bruce Willis movie, that ignorant fuck needs to be sent naked into Harlem with a sandwich board that says I Hate Niggers.

There would be a very steep learning curve soon after.

blader said...

I believe the argument now goes something like this:

1) the negro demands handouts and seeks to rape our womenfolk
2) elitocrats coddle the negro
3) elitocrats are white
4) we hate elitocrats
5) therefore we are not racist

Ben Cisco said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Sullivan was asking WINGNUTS any this was a partisan issue, since wing nuts lined up early and often behind Zimmerman. Reread the piece.Plenty of reasons to thump Andrew that are real....

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Mr. Sully is just too far removed from his native soil: A place where the citizens are not legally empowered to stalk and murder at gun point anyone who frightens them by being differently hued.
I would tell him to go back there, but I do not owe him such a kindness.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and Andrew--I think you're from England, right? Well if that's so, think about how for almost 800 years, the English stepped on the Irish--and then translate that experience to the history of America and African -Americans. Maybe that'll give you a clearer idea...

Fiddlin' Bill said...

I believe Driftglass's point was that Mr. Sullivan really should have known his question was naive--that it expresses a naivety so blatant as to disbar Mr. Sullivan as a serious pundit; or that it expresses Sullivan's usual faux outrage when things turn sour. The remarkable defense of Zimmerman from the more or less mainstream right (we're not talkin' VDare and the like) is a symptom of the American right's endemic racism. That's where they stand--white supremacy is a major plank in the program,and so called stand your ground laws are actually a piece of the practical program they are advancing, piece by piece. Basically, in their world all young black men put them in fear for their lives--ergo, they can murder with impunity. Ergo, the black community is returned to sundown town and life in America as it was when the photo which graces this essay was taken.

Belvoir said...

So well said, Driftglass. Sullivan is shockingly ignorant of American history. And profoundly incurious of real life here today, he is in his elite bubble, he doesn't give a shit about this country. He just is playing the game, considers himself a special snowflake. Hypocrite and fool, he left the UK because his ideas are so dumb and dreadful he'd be eaten alive there. No one in the UK respects him.

Also, if he's so committed to his adopted US, why does he constantly call himself a "Tory", a term which means absolutely nothing in the American system ? That's a particular irritant of mine.

KJG52 said...

Andrew Sullivan is wilfully ignorant and unwilling to even examine the real America, he's as clueless as the Mittster. I am originally from Kankakee IL, where African Americans weren't allowed to buy property in any part of the town but "Lincon Town," which was an unincorporated part of the city on the west side of the river near the railroad tracks, until after I left in 1966. After moving to California, I ended up in "Iowa by the Sea," Torrance, CA, which had no AA population, and you'd better not be caught being black after dark there... Racism is endemic in America and not particularly a regional phenomenon, I have lived many places in America, but I have never lived anywhere that racism wasn't present or its legacy not evident.

I have also spent a great deal of time in England, Sullivan's motherland, and the stink of racial and class hatred can be found there as well... Sullivan's attitudes are the result of his lack of intellectual curiosity and the typical Tory's contempt for "the other," it must be terrible for him to have to toddle among so many of us, the unwashed, poor and people of color, while he strives to regain his position of toady to the Republicans he so adores.

Ebon Krieg said...

"Blood and Syrup"

Anonymous said...

Okay wow. Yes, it was a very naive question, but probably intended as a rhetorical one: meant to get any remaining well-meaning and/or non-racist Republicans paying attention to reflect and perhaps reconsider their allegiance with the GOP or at least that strand of their behavior.

I think we should be glad there are ex-conservatives calling attention to the follies of their former party. Wrong as David Frum has been and still is about so many things, I was very pleased to see a November TIME magazine cover story titled "When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? By David Frum (A Republican)". Even if your answer to that is, before you were born, David, It was about time the story of a major political party having gone mad went mainstream. And the headline simply has more power when attributed to a former conservative.

Unfair as it may be that they get rewarded in that way for being slow to catch on, the message does speak louder (to "centrist" or "low-information" citizens) than it does coming from people who've had it right all along. And if there's something the liberal movement needs, it's a messaging strategy that can better reach the mainstream center.