“Other races are bad, because they don’t vote like me!”

Many people, in their dealings with Conservapedia in general and Andrew Schlafly in particular, tend to think that his brother Roger is imbued with slightly less insanity than his kid brother. This is mostly due to the fact that Roger takes one look at Andrew’s anti-relativity dribbling rants and goes “WTF?” and generally shows his kid brother that he’s wrong. Not that Andrew listens, of course.

However, do not be lulled into a false sense of security by this – Roger is every bit, if not more, reprehensible than his kid brother. Remember, this is the man who says that the Trail of Tears wasn’t all that bad and certainly wasn’t genocide nor ethnic cleansing and one man’s eyewitness account of the horrors was merely “just one man with an opinion.” This is the same man who writes off marital rape as a “communication problem.” So it should come as no shock when he ventures forth with one of the most blatantly racist posts I’ve seen in a long time.

Ordinarily,  I suppose I should just ignore a bottom-feeder like this. However, the opinions he’s expressing are – sadly – felt by many of his ilk and result in such things as Sheriff Joe Arpaio ignoring claims of sexual assault against children of illegal immigrants. In addition, he’s not posting on some backwater WordPress or Blogger page. No, he’s turned up on Mother Phyllis’ own Eagle Forum to vent his spleen. Then again, given that one of their goals is:

We support immediate border security to stop the entry of illegal aliens, illegal drugs, women seeking to give birth to “anchor babies,” Third World diseases, criminal gangs, and potential terrorists.We oppose all variations of amnesty and guest-worker visas. Our first task is to assimilate the millions of non-English-speaking foreignborn who are legal residents.

it’s not as if his drivel is out of place.

So what exactly is this nasty little bigot blogging about? Well, he’s lamenting the fact that America is becoming non-white. It would appear as if the minority groups in the US had more babies in 2010/11 than whiltes – by 50.6% to 49.4%… so hardly a tsunami.

However, this is a disaster for Schlafly, because:

The immigrants do not share American values, so it is a good bet that they will not be voting Republican when they start voting in large numbers.

Wow. Whatever happened to “”Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me”?

Oh… wait. Those were white people, which makes it ok. Of course, given that Schlafly himself is of immigrant stock, his bitching about immigrants is really ironic. If he was a Native American I would understand… of course, then he might not have access to a PC on his reservation, so we might not know about his bitching.

That said, his main gripe is that these people won’t vote for a political party that has no interest in them, is not interested in their welfare, and would happily shoot any of them it saw heading towards the border.Why on earth would any of them vote for the Republican Party? Of course, in what passes for Schlafly’s mind, it can’t possibly be due to any shortcomings by God’s Own Party, it must be the fault of the filthy Democrats:

Instead, the USA is being transformed by immigrants who do not share those values, and who have high rates of illiteracy, illegitimacy, and gang crime, and they will vote Democrat when the Democrats promise them more food stamps.

Well, given the choice between a party that will look after them and a party that wants to chase them into the sea, I’m amazed that Schalfly is even surprised they won’t vote for the party that also wants to ensure that every baby is born, but couldn’t give a stuff what happens to that baby afterwards.

However, where it gets really bizarre is what Schlafly uses as his model for traditional American values: the 1950s TV show Ozzie and Harriet. As this little bigot puts it

The TV characters were happy, self-sufficient, autonomous, law-abiding, honorable, patriotic, hard-working, and otherwise embodied qualities that made America great.

Yes, Roger. You could include that Waltons, the Nelsons, the Cleavers, and the Andersons in that list too. They were all hard-working families where Daddy bought home the dough and Mummy stayed home and cooked and cleaned, just like your Mummy, hey Roger/ Oh, no, wait… she was out on the road, telling other women to stay at home. Silly me.

Know what else those families had in common, Roger? They were all lily white. In fact, looking at the period you envision as the golden age of American values, black people rarely appeared on TV, unless they were singing or dancing. If they were in a show, it was in a serving or comedic role. Not to mention the wide-spread segregation that was a fact of life for many Americans during that time.

For for rabid little bigots like Schlafly, this was a good thing. Once again, it’s another prime example of a right wing fuck head being unable to recognise that people enjoying the same rights as he’s enjoyed all along, is not a reduction of his own rights.

About PsyGremlin

PsyGremlin is a former Conservapedia sysop (although the position was earned nefariously), stand up comedian, DJ, and is currently a self-employed financial adviser, who impersonates a responsible adult at least 5 days a week. However, highlighting and poking fun at the crazies out there remains his first love. Well besides pork crackling. And custard. And cricket.
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6 Responses to “Other races are bad, because they don’t vote like me!”

  1. Robbert says:

    I would like to add that what those families have in common isn’t just that they were white, but also that they were FICTIONAL. Like so many, Roger is hankering for a past that never really existed.

    And, American values = Republican? Wow.

    • PsyGremlin says:

      Not only a past that never happened, but a very sanitised past that never happened. Remember, in the 50s, the Hayes Commission was still regulating what could and couldn’t be shown in movies, and TV was similarly limited by the National Association of Broadcasters Code.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Huh, another blatant demonstration of the lunatic fringe’s blame-shifting and victimisation complex. “Of course it’s not our faults, it’s those evil Democrats. They’ve turned the immigrants we hate and want to electrocute with a fence against us!”

    Side-note: I’ve spend time now reading through every article/post on this blog. I think after reading about such rampant stupidity for such a period of time I’m in need of a mental enema. Not that I didn’t know Conservapedia was already batshit insane (anyone with a brain could figure that one out as soon as they hear “Conservative-slanted Wikipedia”) but to be exposed to the goings on at that place as well as the inner-workings of the minds racist bigot Andrew Schlafly and his ilk… that’s something else entirely.

    Though then again what else could one expect from the grudge-holding failure of a son spawned by a woman who thought a man raping his wife is perfectly acceptable?

    P.S: This blog has almost inspired me to start something like this of my own. Not exactly like this, mind. I don’t have the mental fortitude to wade through the waist-high mix of bullshit and madness that Conservapedia is swamped in. But something like this. I say “almost” because any insight into American right-wing politics would be very limited.

    I appear to be rambling at this point, so I’ll be quiet now…

    • PsyGremlin says:

      “I’ve spend time now reading through every article/post on this blog.”

      Wow! Thank you! I hope you managed to spread it out over a period of time, and take long walks in between and play with fluffy puppies, because the concentrated stupidity they highlight could be severely damaging to your mental state.

  3. Slock says:

    I get tired of people idolizing 1950s America through 1950s era TV. You also will not see women or minorities idolizing that era.

    On another note this quote you wrote in your essay could be considered racist. “Of course, then he might not have access to a PC on his reservation, so we might not know about his bitching”.
    This reservation is actually quite hospitable http://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/#1
    Just remember when you step inside a reservation the rights that Americans hold so dear do not apply here.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good post. 🙂

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