I’ve made a point about calling Conservapedia founder Andrew Schlafly a “racist bigot” ever since he took it upon himself to attack the weight of the Surgeon General – who happens to be an African-American woman, whilst remaining silent about Governor Chris Christie’s enormous waistline. Christie, of course, is white, male and Republican.
Here’s a little side-by-side, to give you some idea:
All of this is notwithstanding Schlafly’s blatant racism towards the POTUS, who used to be the HLR president when Schlafly was there. Referring to Obama as the “affirmative action” President, is the least of Schlafly’s sins.
However, it’s always nice to see Schlafly put his racism on show for everybody. As you may or may not know, the Greek athletic federation set athlete Voula Papachristou home because of a racist tweet she made.
Apparently she tweeted:
With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food.
Presumably, this was in response to the isolated outbreaks of West Nile fever in Athens, as well as her dislike of immigration – something she shares with Schlafly. Not only that, but she was forwarding tweets from the leader of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Needless to say, the Greek federation weren’t too impressed by all this and sent her packing because her actions and statements were “contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.”
Now I know that’s a lot of context for somebody as stupid and bigoted as Schlafly to soak up, but a part of me would like to think that he does at least do some sort of fact checking before vomiting his thoughts onto Conservapedia’s main page. (Sadly, it’s the same part of me that believes in unicorns and that Christina Ricci wants me.)
Still, given that Schlafly’s sole interest in the Olympics is to see just how bad “increasingly atheistic” Britain will do, along with just how badly same-sex marriage will affect the performance of the athletes of those countries that allow same-sex marriage…
…yeah, I’ll pause for a moment to allow you to facepalm…
… it should come as no surprise that he jumps all over this, for all the wrong reasons.
On 25 July, he writes:
The politically correct 2012 Summer Olympics begins: expulsion of a young athlete for twittering a joke about immigration to her homeland of Greece. If the Olympics were in the United States, where free speech is a right, then a court may have ordered her reinstatement.
Maybe the court would have. After all, America is the country where white folks can still bar them negroes from gettin’ married in white churches. So maybe they wouldn’t have a problem with – it is also the country that says those scumbags of the Westboro Baptist Church have the right to protest at the funerals of soldiers.
However, once again – it’s the idiotic belief that rights don’t come with associated responsibilities.
Needless to say, it wouldn’t be Schlafly if he didn’t double down on his stupidity. On the 30th July he follows up with:
Politically correct Brits have trouble filling seats for the 2012 Summer Olympics, amid so much censorship of the athletes. Tim Tebow and other outspoken Christians have no such difficulty.
Now, to say that’s not even wrong, is an insult to not even wrong. Seats aren’t being filled because the tickets allocated to the Olympic bodies and corporate sponsors aren’t being used. It has nothing to do with the Brits.
Neither does the “so much censorship” – the Greeks sent their one racist athlete home. Still, it’s nice to Schlafly standing up for some neo-Nazi fuckwit.
Also good to see his mancrush on Tebow continues unabated and that the racist bigot can now no longer say “Christian” without appending “outspoken” in front.