I suppose given the general level of batshit insanity that US politics has descended into, it would take something out of the ordinary for this blog to creak back into life again. Even then, it could be argued that given the monumental ignorance displayed on an almost daily basis by vast swathes of the American population, this isn’t that out of the ordinary. But it made me mad… mad enough to either vent my spleen on my humble blog, or punch a kitten in the face. Fortunately for you, Dear Reader, there were no kittens in my immediate vicinity.
So the new Miss America has been crowned. Now, I must stress upfront that I would rather crush my balls in a garlic press, than watch a beauty pageant. Not because I support some radical feminist point of view, but because the idea of watching vacuous bimbos, wearing smiles so fake they threaten to unhinge the top half of their empty heads, reciting inane answers to equally inane questions and parading around like cattle at an auction, makes me weep for the future of mankind. And yes, I used words like “vacuous” and “empty heads” and I’m sure somebody will say “Oh, but some of them have degrees and the winner wants to be a doctor!” to which I reply, “Fuck you. Fuck you and the sanctimonious sack of bullshit you rode in on.” It’s great that they have degrees and want to make something of themselves, but if they need to prance around, half naked, in order to make their mark on the world, then they are vacuous, empty headed bimbos. Sure, they all want to change the world – if you believe their scripted answers – but who even remembers who won a year or two ago? When did a Miss America, or Miss Universe (seriously, could you get more pretentious?) for that matter, ever do anything to change the world, besides be the pretty face of some or other charity for a few months, before fading into the background, to marry some playboy?
Ok, that rant’s over.
In the most recent competition, the judges, using whatever ever arcane scoring system the sponsors foisted on them, declared Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, the winner. All well and fine… except that it turns out that she is of Indian descent. In fact, she’s the first ever Indian winner of the competition. Yay! Another blow struck for racial and cultural integration, right?
Almost immediately, the fuckwits turned to social media to vent their outrage. And this is what made me mad. It wasn’t the blatant racism of some of the posts and tweets, especially references to “Miss 7-11,” perpetrating the stereotype that Indians run convenience stores, that made my blood boil. By now, I’m used to that level of racial hatred coming from a certain sector of the American populace. It was once again the mind-boggling ignorance that these dribbling morons put on display.
Here’s a few examples:
- And the Arab wins Miss America. Classic. (@Granvil_Colt)
- How the fuck does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! (@jakeamick5)
- Miss Arab wins Miss America (@LrVanVoo6741)
Yeah. Because all brown-skinned people are “Arabs.” Then again, we’re talking about people who couldn’t find India on a map. There’s also the “foreigner” angle – they seem unable to grasp that – like their President – somebody who isn’t lily white has done something. The double irony being that unless every preceding winner has been Native American, all the winners have been foreigners.
Another weird take were the ones who couldn’t seem to grasp that there could be a non-white winner, because “this is America.” No, really:
- I swear I’m not racist but this is America. (No, @JAyres15, you are racist)
- Asian or indian are you kiddin this is america omg (@NateBerard thinks that Asians or Indians can’t be Americans)
- this is America. not India (@sarawhitton)
And of course, we wouldn’t be looking at the bottom half of America, if we didn’t get comments about 9/11, terrorism, and Muslims (which Davuluri isn’t). Because, once again, somebody who isn’t lily white, must be a Muslim terrorist.
- 9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America? (@LukeBrasili)
- #MissAmerica ummm wtf?! Have we forgotten 9/11? (@anthonytkr)
- Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda? (@SHANN___Wow)
- Congratulations Al-Qaeda. Our Miss America is one of you. (@Blayne_MkItRain)
- So miss america is a terrorist (@pizzo_nick)
- A fucking god damn terrorist 9-11 bitch won MISS AMERICA WTF!! Gotta be Merican to win Miss Merica (@bsufy… who seems to think that being born in Syracuse doesn’t qualify you as being “Merican” if you happen to be dark skinned.)
More to be found at Public Shaming.
It seems most of these bigoted blow-hards were rooting for Miss Kansas, who – as you might expect – is blonde, blue-eyed and who they think extols more American values than the winner. Even Fox News weighed in, with host of Fox News and Commentary, Todd Starnes, tweeting:
The liberal Miss America judges won’t say this – but Miss Kansas lost because she actually represented American values.
Once again we see the typical mindset of the right wing fuckwit – something I don’t like happened, therefore liberals are to blame. Also, looking at a picture of Miss Kansas doing the rounds, it seems the “American values” she represents are: being in the military (where you can kill little brown people, instead of putting crowns on their heads), killing defenceless animals and sporting tattoos.
No wonder the tattooed fuckwits were cheering for her.