so many crazies with short, short memories
November 19th, 2009
No publishing news today. Just political rants. But can I say t-minus one day until New Moon???
Okay, so I hate to give Ann Coulter any extra ink because I’m pretty much convinced that her insanely provocative columns are all just for show. That deep down she’s apolitical and über-ambitious and has figured out that if you’re a skinny blonde who screams Conservative, you can get pretty rich.
But the latest column, or more to the point, the 500 plus mostly positive comments, gives me pause.
Coulter, responding to the Ft. Hood shooting, in which Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly went psycho and shot 13 people, says that this shooting is proof that “diversity has jumped the shark.” The idea being that getting along with people who are different from you is tough and a bad idea and at the root of all human conflict.
But she stops there. She leaves the idea hanging. But if diversity has jumped the shark, and is bad, the next logical step is to…what? Undo diversity? Coulter knows what she’s doing. Getting attention (and look at me, playing into her hands). But all those dodo heads who applaud her, I know half of them are still freaking out by having a brown family in the White House, but exactly what do they want to do with our diverse country now? Our wonderfully, fabulous, amazingly diverse country? Personally, I’m of the opinion that if you make those pesky guns harder to get, things like this may not happen. A lot easier to regulate guns than diversity.
But when crazy ass idiots with short memories make statements like this, they know what they’re suggesting, even if they’re too chicken to suggest it. Because if diversity has jumped the shark, aren’t you saying it should be undone? And how, exactly do you do that? Well, there is a historical model if you look back just 70 years, a regime that managed to wipe out six million diverse people in the name of racial purity.
It ultimately failed, thanks in large part to the most powerful, diverse country on the planet. That would be us.