Black White Trash
By: Erik Rush
Two weeks ago, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published a piece by Toronto writer Heather Mallick that sprayed far Left elitism like blood from a cleanly-severed carotid artery. In it, she described supporters of Republican vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin as â€œwhite trashâ€ and ascribed more insulting terminology to the Alaska governor and her family.
Which presumably makes this black columnist â€œwhite trash.â€ Curiousâ€¦
There are certain points that occasionally need to be repeated, and one is the far Leftâ€™s practice of projection. Something taught in Psych 101 classes, itâ€™s the psychological trait of ascribing characteristics to oneâ€™s adversary that actually apply to oneself. Whether intentionally or subconsciously, progressives (read far Left socialists) are consummate masters of this.
Inasmuch as those on the far Left are internationalists, it is no surprise that a Canadian journalist might be alarmed at recent developments in the current presidential election cycle in America. The choice of Sarah Palin has gained Republican nominee Sen. John McCain massive ground, while the camp of Democrat nominee Sen. Barack Obama has reacted like someone reflexively blowing soda pop through their nose after a shock.
The campaign of tawdry insults directed at Palin is in the spirit of the schoolyard invective that has been flying as regards the vice-Presidential nominee, such as making fun of her religion, appearance, upbringing, hobbies and her childrenâ€™s names. The latter is in itself is an extraordinarily bad idea. Not that Iâ€™d know much about it, being white trash and all, but Democrats are likely to lose a substantial portion of the black vote if they keep that up. Tabascus-Jamal and Uniqua arenâ€™t going to take kindly to a party that disrespects people simply because they have unusual names.
â€œ[Palin] has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favored by this decadeâ€™s woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression.â€
Heather Mallick, Sept. 5, 2008
Here, what is either funny or sad â€“ take your pick â€“ is that these wild, histrionic swings are patently inaccurate. When Gov. Palin came on the scene, she looked more like a librarian than a porn actress. Save for the hair bun, which Palin has mercifully shed, Mallickâ€™s hair is strikingly similar to the governorâ€™s. The columnistâ€™s criticism of Palinâ€™s lips â€“ with which we assume she was born â€“ is beyond despicable. Other, even more insulting remarks concerning the Palinsâ€™ disposition apropos their unmarried pregnant daughter were simply additional validation of my assertions here.
â€œIâ€™m not the one preaching homespun values but Iâ€™d destroy that ratboy before Iâ€™d let him get within scenting range of my daughter againâ€¦â€
Heather Mallick, on Bristol Palin beau Levi Johnston
Yes, I suppose murdering Johnston â€“ like real white trash might do â€“ would be an eminently more constructive solution. Later, Mallick actually suggested outright that they shoot him.
In short, the rash emotional nature of progressive-socialists itself is very evidently betraying them. These tasteless slurs, though sometimes humorous in what they reveal, are the mark of the far Left as haters rather than torchbearers of all that is loving and tolerant (as they would have American voters believe). As regards the upcoming election, one can only hope that this is being driven home to enough of the electorate.
In their quest to demoralize America abroad, the far Left perennially accuses our government of meddling in the affairs of other nations. Political correctness dictates that we are not to judge other cultures or social practices, even including such extreme measures as stoning or clitoridectomies. Once again, however, we have a far Left non-American presuming to interject their socialist (and in this case, anti-social) mores into American culture.
Then, last week, porcine comedian Janeane Garofalo railed on the Real Time with Bill Maher television program that liberals were fundamentally more decent people than conservatives, specifically, Republicans, who ought to be jailed. What I and others find horrifying is that so many Americans would sooner pattern their values after this aging tomboy with bad tattoos than someone like Sarah Palin.
Are these infantile ramblings what now pass for rational, intellectually-sound, emotionally mature behavior in the Western world? Perhaps so, if weâ€™re dealing with a faction (progressives) that sympathizes with Islamofascists, who want to put Jews and Christians â€œto the sword.â€
Erik Rush is a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. (www.thenma.org).