By Tom Quiner
“You are a typical caucasian racist a#*hole.”
This is the response I received yesterday upon visiting a blog called “The Obamacrat.”
The Obamacrat had put up this post:
“Jamie Foxx attended the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night to accept the 2013 Generation Award. He did so while wearing a shirt that had the phrase “kNOw Justice” above photos of Trayvon Martin and the Newtown kids.
Many intelligent humans would view Jamie Foxx’s shirt as a way a celebrity can bring awareness to America’s young people and remind them that justice has not yet been served for our country’s young victims of gun violence.
Sadly, many humans lack this intelligence… “
The blog proceeded to share some hateful twitter responses to Mr. Foxx’s T-shirt message from some racists, messages too unsavory to share here verbatim, messages any liberal or conservative would decry. Here is an edited sample:
“F%*k that nig^&*r with the trayvon martin shirt on!”
So there is no disagreement between Quiner’s Diner and the Obamacrat so far.
I have to admit that I was put off by Foxx’s T-Shirt which tries the Trayvon Martin case in the court of public opinion. My view is let the accused have his day in court before convicting him and declaring sainthood on the late Mr. Martin. The media bias on the shooting of Mr. Martin was off-the-charts, and Mr. Foxx feeds into the thirst of some to fan the flames of racism.
I didn’t respond directly, but rather commented on another case with racial implications, the Dr. Kermit Gosnell trial which involves the deaths of African-American babies:
“If only Mr. Foxx had acknowledged all the babies killed by abortionist, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in Philadelphia, most of whom were African-American. Over a hundred babies killed, four times the number in Newtown. Why does the media ignore this injustice? Why does the president refuse to speak out on behalf of these little and powerless victims? Why?”
The Obamacrat responded with his characteristic aplomb:
“If only all you dumbasses would be able to keep your f#*&ed up issues separate….what the f%*k does a man wearing a tee shirt bringing attention to the murder of a 17 year old child by a racist caucasian wanna be a#*hole have to do with abortion? God you f%&*s are stooooopid.”
Another person responded, not to me, but to one of the racist messages earlier in the post:
“I admire him [Foxx] for speaking out on a crucial issue, but this sickening hateful response is shocking and disgusting and depressing.”
The Obamacrat brought it back to me:
“Yes, racist a#*holes, like this quiners person … are disgusting & sickening.”
Let us desconstruct the Obamacrat’s logic. A white man [me] who laments the killing of post-abortive African-American babies is the equivalent of profane racists who wish harm on a black man.
And then the way to respond to hateful white racists [alluded to at the top of the post] is with profane, hateful, racist rhetoric of your own.
A day in the life of the blogosphere.