Saturday, May 13, 2006

American Idiot Watch

While Seenos is away I can't help but make my first nomination for his title of American Idiot.

Yesterday while scanning the Net I ran across several references to this:

"do your duty. Make more babies," because he had found out, from a recently released report, that nearly half of all children under the age of five in the United States are minorities. Gibson added: "You know what that means? Twenty-five years and the majority of the population is Hispanic." Gibson later repeated: "To put it bluntly, we need more babies."

This is incredibly offensive on so many levels, but most importantly it highlights the overtly racist fears of the hard right in this country. My God is this what we have come to?

When you add to this his campaign against the imaginary "War on Christmas" and his appearance last night on "Realtime with Bill Maher" - where he repeated every proven administration lie about the "Plame/Wilson" CIA outing - it is a no-brainer.

I nominate you John Gibson as the quintessential American Idiot!!

2 comments:

  1. Have you noticed that the immigration debate on the right side is becoming creepier and creepier?

    I just keep waiting for one of these guys to lose it ala Jack Ripper in Strangelove and start accusing the immigrants of coming across the border to steal their "precious bodily fluids."

    Mike

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  2. Actually, I've encountered some "men (and women) on the street" who might challenge the designation of Gibson as quintessential American idiot.

    We are becoming a nation of rubes, rednecks, yokels, xenophobes, religidiots, and the determinedly inattentive. I suspect the last-named represent the greatest danger.

    Many, many years ago I recall a magazine conducted a poll and discovered that most Frenchmen don't like other Frenchmen very much. I thought that odd at the time. But I'm beginning to understand.

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