The shock wears off and the flower fades. So long to bad rubbish, I say.
Pamela Geller, American Marmosat Consumption:
Obama’s Hypocrisy on Gays
So, apparently, I owe Jeff from last post a bit of an apology.
See, what I didn’t know at the time of Jeff’s bizarre attempt at playing “gotcha” with a satire news site was that his post was part of the new marching orders that have apparently trickled down the various ranks of Team Fucknuts to respond to Obama’s recent calling out of Vladimir Putin on his supervillain style attempts to criminalize any means for homosexuals to protest their government by basically changing their long standing rants about how Obama is evil for being too close to Putin to how Obama is evil for daring to argue against glorious conservative Putin and why doesn’t he bomb Middle Eastern countries for being homophobic.
Which I guess is the new attempted liberal-baiting justification for war now that “standing up for the rights of women in the Middle East” is universally accepted as the cruel joke it has always been.
So given the focus it’s no surprise that our old muslim-fearing friend Pamela Geller would be itching to-
Wait. Pamela Geller is reduced to shitting out articles for the American Thinker next to the random birthers and the people terrified of literal communists hiding under their beds?
Wow, guess being the chief inspiration to Norway’s worst single-gunman mass murderer and publicly supporting a UK neo-nazi organization because they promised to hate “pakis” more than her brood has really faded the poor girl’s star.
Can’t say it’s happening to a more deserving waste of human flesh.
Shorter (or the last port before Jungle):
- WAH! Obama’s not allowed to criticize the foreign dickweasel we’ve suddenly decided is ours because he hates the fags unless he criticizes these other foreign dickweasels we claim to hate because they hate the fags… I don’t know why the stupid liberals aren’t buying it. Don’t they care about gay rights?
Right, right. Her actual post.
Having been made a complete fool of by Russia’s Putin,
Jeebus fucking Christ, you’d think the whiplash of wingnuts flipping their positions and allegiances every five seconds would hurt after awhile.
Apparently, Putin, fresh from being the USSR born again due to his sheltering of an American whistleblower from the rough hands of authoritarian “justice” is now Capitalist Jesus again thanks to a new bill basically banning any queer activism, public education, Pride, or possibly even being out in a space where children are present.
Now some might think an entire hate movement changing their allegiance to support this fucker based on him being willing to completely abuse the queer community of his country might just ruin their credibility when they decide to concern troll their hate targets on queer issues.
But apparently, the various wingnuts who’ve been given these identical marching orders aren’t terribly concerned.
Obama is in schoolyard whining mode, making fun of Putin and calling him names while criticizing Russia’s stand on gays.
WAH! Putin, give us our leaker back. We want to punnnnish him. MOMMY!
Okay, maybe that bit is slightly accurate to reality, but seeing as how the wingnuts have been leading the anti-Snowden brigade for the last month now, I’m not terribly convinced it was that aspect that incensed him.
No, instead it seems it was the throwaway comments he made echoing the general international outcry over Russia’s claim to enforce their bizarre new anti-gay law against Olympic athletes at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the one which is particularly brutal to “foreign instigators”. And which might just impact athletes a little.
Because who cares about brutal American reactions to those who whistle blow about American war crimes when we can be smearing Obama on almost kinda supporting queers in the same bland way as the rest of the international community.
This is beneath the office of the president
Let’s see, the last president lied to the entire globe in order to start two endless wars of choice that also resulted in torture becoming de facto American policy.
But it’s a president almost kinda criticizing a foreign kinda-dictator that is suddenly beneath the office of the president.
and once again demonstrates how out of his depth our buffoon-in-chief is.
Man, it’s kinda painfully obvious how much they want to “get revenge” for all the fairly accurate criticisms liberals laid on Bush, isn’t it?
I mean, you can say a lot of things about Obama, but buffoon certainly isn’t one of them. Nerd, cool guy, Vulcan, black man who is black, etc… but buffoon?
But hey, we used to note that Bush was slightly less dignified than a Rhesus monkey having an epilepsy, so the charge must be made, reality be damned!
In criticizing Putin, Obama groused that Putin has “got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom.”
I know the news media really wants us to be concerned about this “gaffe” and harrumph and not at all continue to focus on how the job market is still in complete disarray, there’s absolutely no safety net and conservatives keep chipping at what we do have, direct assaults are being made every day against the remaining illusions we might have had of living in a democracy, and minorities are being placed center in a vicious backlash by wanna-be fascists.
I mean, OH NOES, Obama snarked at another foreign leader and noted how his self-image as wild man often clashes with his reality of being a small-minded bigot with a short temper and an inability to handle not being in control of everything…
And suddenly I understand why the right-wing has realized they love him so much.
Can you imagine if a Republican president (say, George W. Bush)
A) Can you say Freudian slip?
B) Wait for it…
behaved in so sophomoric and pathetic a fashion?
Oh my yes. Can you imagine the outcry if George W. Bush had ever diminished a foreign president as illustrious as Putin like a raucous child? Or if he acted like an insane religious fanatic to foreign leaders? Or if he say harassed a foreign leader on camera by touching her without consent because hey, she’s just a silly woman anyways?
Gosh, that would be terrible. But certainly less terrible for mildly disparaging the self-image of a pompous dictator, which is wrong for reasons I am sure have absolutely nothing to do with unblinking worship of authoritarianism for authoritarianism’s sake.
The media’s response would have been indescribable.
Not really. It’s really pretty easy to describe. It kinda sorta already happened. Hence why you are trying to “revenge smear” Obama here with some blather about him being unprofessional for calling out a candidate poisoning sonuvabitch with some mild snark.
If that wasn’t awful enough,
Hey, no need to convert me. I’m totally on your side. Use of snark = Satan. I’m solid on that.
Obama audaciously declared of Russia:
Gotta love when the needless flourishes wingnuts add to their posts in order to seem smart reveal massive dog whistles.
Yes, do go on about how “audacious” Obama is. Strange how you make it sound like it has two p’s and ends with an -ity.
I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.”
Addendum to my earlier agreement. Clearly Obama is not just Satan, but also Hitler. Space Hitler. MECHA-SPACE-LAZER HITLER!
I mean, thinking that queers are people?!?
I just… no words.
Just all of my shame. And to think I used to be so proud to consider myself an American (/crying eagle tear drop).
Really? Russia is not mutilating and executing gays the way Muslim regimes do under the Sharia.
Also, huh? Death penalty for being queer?
And Obama supports most vicious anti-gay regimes in the world.
Yup, that he does!
I mean, I haven’t checked, but I assume such a SUPER-MEGA-ULTRA-HITLER must have surely said some vile things in support of homophobes around the globe.
Like with Uganda…
The gay community should be disgusted by such political exploitation.
And thus should more easily fall for our even more naked and obvious political exploitation. Just like women did for Sarah Palin or blacks did for Alan Keyes.
AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN, IT DIDN’T WORK?!?
The Muslim Brotherhood’s genocidal position on homosexuality is quite clear. Where is Obama’s condemnation?
So uh three things.
First, Obama is not God. It is not his job to sort out the world into things that are bad and things that are good and show his direct verbal approval to each of the correct things to let us know how to feel about things.
I mean, yes, he’s a man with a great deal of power and a supportive word from such a man can do a great deal of good for marginalized group members in feeling they have official support and their government takes their concerns seriously.
And he has the power to affect some good when criticizing foreign laws and attitudes.
But it’s not like the world will fall out if he doesn’t personally finger-wag at every homophobe on the planet. Because if he did, he’d be there for a fucking long time.
It’s not on him to be proactive on every bit of homophobia, but rather on us the queer activists to keep awareness on these growing issues.
Second, that being said, I’m sure Obama will criticize such a law when such a law actually happens. Currently the state of queer laws in Egypt (and yes, it’s pretty clear that the 180 on how “DEMOCRACY” Egypt’s revolution was is directly related in how long the wingnuts could pretend that that would mean they would accept an American-friendly dictator) is pretty shitty with an expectation of a hammer coming. But that hammer hasn’t come yet.
Whereas in countries like Uganda or Russia, there has been a hammer. A direct top-level law banning the ability of queer activists in country to even have the platform to change the laws that affect them. Or the ability of said queer activists to even live.
Things ain’t that bad in Cairo yet. And as such Obama hasn’t called them out.
And frankly, as a queer activist, I wouldn’t want him to yet. Not just because it would be feeding right-wing crap but because America is a poisoned name in the region right now. The last thing fledgling queer movements there need is some American shitbird making them seem like a puppet of a hated American president.
Instead for those of us on the outside who give a fuck, we need to instead ask the local queer community in Egypt what they need us to do in order to help them achieve greater social and political freedom.
Third, uh huh, yeah, this has nothing to do with: Ignore that actual anti-gay law, those muslims were looking muslimy in my general direction with their muslim name and high thread count (you know you get it). Sure. Pull the other one, it’s got bells on.
Mashregh News, a government-controlled paper in Iran, recently claimed that Israel “spreads homosexuality” around the world in its quest for world domination.
Yes, the Iranian government is a pack of fucking nuts reality-deniers. It’s sort of their thing. The majority of the Iranian people know it, they’re just locked in a brutal dictatorship.
And no, before you start, a war would be the last thing that revolution needs to break free. I know you all miss the days when Iran’s insane dictator gave prostate massages to America and the UK, but that’s not going to help a single queer individual… as if you gave a single fuck about that.
So what other examples do we have?
GayStarNews reported last June that the Indonesian city of Tasikmalaya in West Java is seeking to criminalize homosexuality, in accordance with Islamic law, sharia.
Oh my, one single city, thinking about criminalizing homosexuality. Clearly this is a much greater news story than a former superpower and a major international power actually criminalizing public support for homosexuality.
I mean, not to knock what is a fucking shitty situation for those in that town, but fuck, we’ve got various cities here in the states that are “seeking to criminalize homosexuality”.
Not to minimize that, but if you want us to be all nice and distracted from your big queer-hating Russian bear, it’s kind of expected that you’d actually have… well, something.
So what’s your big example that we need to ignore Russia and instead focus on muslimy muslims?
Last January, three Muslims in London were arrested on hate crime charges for handing out leaflets calling for the execution of gays;
No, not three bigots in England!
Why did I ever- wait, weren’t you the woman who supported a neo-nazi hate group in the general UK area and-
Where homosexual activity is legal in Muslim countries, some Muslims take the sharia into their own hands. Early in September, the Turkish Hürriyet Daily News reported: “A gay teenager was allegedly killed last month by his father and uncle in the southeastern province of Diyarbak?r in a murder that the boy’s rich and powerful tribal family subsequently sought to cover up, according to local members of the LGBT community.”
MURDER! Finally, we have something. Or at least, we have the same global sad story. Again, not to minimize, but religious bigots practically make a living killing our young in the queer community. Either by driving them to suicide, murdering them out of “religious obligation”, or claiming gay or trans* panic. The story is brutally, painfully, the same.
It’s what happens when conservatism runs rampant and patriarchal cultures treat their women and children as property and those who invite questions to that reality as sinful and wrong. It’s why last post’s Onion article is so darkly true.
But the sickest thing, beyond the fact that Pamela Geller for all her obsessive “bad muslim activity” collecting ways can’t even manage to come up with something half as bad as that happening in Russia, is that it’s so clear that she and her kind simply DO NOT CARE.
They couldn’t give a single fuck if an Iranian lesbian teen lives in fear of discovery by her “proper behavior” enforcing dictators. They do not give a fuck about those trying to seek asylum from the most homophobic places in the world and denied it by homophobic immigration officials. They do not care that refugees from these lands are denied any means to marry their partners in the States and gain citizenship. They do not care.
All they care about is distracting people from actual homophobic laws, smearing Obama, and trying to get that War on Iran they are sure will make their boners stand tall once and for all.
Cause most of all, they do not care that we can tell they are disingenuous assholes.
Because that’s how the concern troll strategy works.
Treating your troll targets like a bunch of fucking idiots who can’t possibly notice when a disingenuous asshole is trying to shame them for noticing real problems instead of obvious distractions.
Sorry to disappoint, but… Sadly, No!
‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. I mean, I don’t think they even use the clutch when they switch allegiances like that, it can’t be good for their rationalization’s timing belt. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™