Sooooo. CNN posted a pretty dopey item about the dude who may or may not have made some kind of threat in the general direction of Nancy Lugosi, as America's greatest vaudevillian, Michael Savage-Weiner has taken to calling her. Take it away, Sister Shakes:
In all seriousness, I point out that this terrorist's weeping has been turned into an important news item for a reason: It further serves the narrative that each of these Totally-Not-Terrorists of the American Rightwing are independent actors, whose motivations formed in solitude, their actions exclusively attributable to lunacy. Men who cry, of course, are axiomatically unstable, each tear a wet little drip of evidence of the mental illness that is the exclusive source of their behavior.Man, we're really lowering the bar on terrorism these days. I mean, hey, did you just, did you just look at me wrong? Terrorist! Did I just pay you with a twenty and you made change as if I paid with a ten? Terrorist!
It's a cunning little potion of sexism and disablism, delivered stealthily in an unmarked package, designed to assure you don't worry; it's only a few bad apples; pay no attention to the swelling indication that there's a dark ideology on the rise, fueling hatred and justifying extremism and tacitly encouraging violence…
Meanwhile, in, uh, all seriousness . . . a dark ideology . . . on the rise . . . fueling hatred . . . justifying extremism. Jesus, Moe, and Curly, that shit is totes 2001. Deliver it with hunched shoulders, a misplaced grin, and a phoned-in scrubbrush twang and you're straight-up Bushin' it.
So, you know, the left, whatever that is, is ascendent, and in its dreams fifth columns march like Pink Floyd hammers. At the risk of engaging in a bit of, yuh, disabilism, I'm just going to out and say it: this gang is proving to be even weaker in the knees than the other terror brigade.