More Lessons in Liberal Civility: Rape Yes, Target Maps No.
Pretty much everyone remembers last January when the liberal mainstream media accused Sarah Palin of being an accomplice to mass murder because she had almost the exact same target map on her Facebook page that the Democrats had up a year earlier. This whole “do as I say, not as I do” fiasco prompted liberals to decree that we needed a widespread campaign for civility. (Yes, I realize how hypocritical it is to demand civility from others while falsely accusing your political opponents of being accomplices to mass murder.)
Well, I thought that everyone might be interested to take a look at the liberal idea of “civility” that’s been on display since last January. First, there was the lovely union rallies in Wisconsin where participants cursed out reporters, called people they disagreed with vile names and hit my friend Tabitha Hale over the head with a sign. (Video is NSFW.)
Then, we were all treated to Jack Stuef and the good folks over at Wonkette making fun of three-year-old Trig Palin on his birthday for having Down’s Syndrome and referring to him as “half-alive”, all the while implying that Todd Palin raped his own daughter.
[Below is an excellent take-down by Steven Crowder regarding the lovely column on Trig Palin published at Wonkette. Warning–video is NSFW.]
Oh, and who could forget the recent brouhaha regarding the Rutgers University professor who got drunk and accosted Paul Ryan in a DC restaurant for drinking an expensive glass of wine that he paid for with his own money. (Her behavior was particular egregious considering the fact that she was dining in the same expensive restaurant and drinking an expensive bottle of wine herself.)
So, if you were thinking that liberals couldn’t sink any lower with their “civility”, you would be sorely mistaken. Last Friday night, Bill Maher had comic Marc Maron and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage on the panel of his show. When the topic of Michelle Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, came up–along with his ministry to try to convert homosexuals to heterosexuals–Marc Maron said the following:
“I hope [he] takes all that rage that comes from repression and denial into the bedroom with her…and I hope he f**ks her angrily, because that’s how I would.”
Not to be outdone, Savage then replied to Maron’s quip with the following quote:
“I sometimes think about f**king the sh*t out of Rick Santorum…I’m up for whipping up some Santorum in Santorum.”
Really fellas?! This sounds an awful lot like saying that you would like to rape Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum simply because you disagree with them politically. So much for “civility”.
[By the way, this isn’t the first liberal foray into rape fantasies. In 2009, Playboy wrote a column about the conservative women that they would like to “hate-f**k”. Caleb Howe has the screen shots here.]
FYI, I’m not a huge fan of Marcus Bachmann’s whole “pray away the gay” crusade, just like I’m not a huge fan of Dan Savage’s claim that married people–gay or straight–shouldn’t be monogamous because it is “unnatural”.* However, what I like less is the growing idea in leftist circles that it’s OK to fantasize about raping people that you disagree with politically. Newsflash Lefties–people have the right to be misguided, give bad advice, disagree with you, or be flat-out wrong without being bombarded with threats of sexual assault.
Now, the nastiness of Bill Maher’s panel only became more pronounced from there. For example, later on in the show, Dan Savage said the following with regard to Congressional Republicans:
“I wish they were all f**king dead!”
Behold the civility!!
However, by far, the most appalling moment of Maher’s show came when he did his “New Rules” segment at the end of the show. After about a minute of calling Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin a slew of sexist names (all the while claiming that he’s not a sexist), Maher launches into a tirade against Sarah Palin and her family when he says the following:
“…And when I point out that Sarah Palin is a vain-glorious braggart, a liar, a whiner, a professional victim, a scold, a know-it-all, a chiseler, a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdoes straight out of The Hills Have Eyes, that’s not sexist. I’m saying it because it’s true — not because it’s true of a woman.”
Now, the Hills Have Eyes reference might go over your heads, but you really should be aware of what it means. The Hills Have Eyes is a horror movie by Wes Craven where the quintessential American family is attacked, raped and brutalized by a family of radiation exposed mutants–oh, and the youngest member of the mutant family is mentally disabled. (See the movie trailer blow.)
Ha Ha–that’s so funny! You know, comparing beautiful little girls and a special needs child to violent, hideous mutants…that’s a real knee-slapper right there. And hey, what would far-leftist humor be with making fun of a special needs child? Liberals really ought to come up with a bumper sticker that reads, “We hate little girls and special needs children–vote Democrat!”. I really think that would be a great way to win friends and influence people, don’t you? I mean, nothing says class and “civility” like hating on young girls and mentally handicapped children by comparing them to radiation exposed mutants.
[On a side note, I find it to be a bit peculiar that the people comparing the Palin children to violent, raping, murdering mutants are the ones actually fantasizing about the rape and murder/death of their enemies, but I digress.]
In all seriousness, though, if you think that any of the above humor from Bill Maher’s recent show is funny, then please, stop whatever it is that you are doing, let your fingers do the walking in the Yellow Pages and find yourself a good shrink. Really, if you think that fantasizing about people being raped, mocking a handicapped child and comparing young girls to disfigured, violent mutants is funny (simply because you don’t like their mother), then you are an awful person and you need help.
And yes, I am making a value judgement here and I realize that many liberals think that value judgements are icky and some would probably like to see me “hate-f**ked” because of it, but I don’t much care. Some behaviors are just frankly uncivil–nay vile–and should be loudly denounced as such. It is high time that conservatives start demanding real civility from liberals, instead cowering whenever they whine about our target maps and “Don’t Tread On Me” flags. Enough is enough. Here is where I take my stand.
*PS–See, I was able to disagree with people without fantasizing about their rape or murder, or comparing them to disfigured, violent mutants.