Thursday, October 05, 2006

Liberalism is Racism - George "Macacawitz" Allen

As reported on the Washington Post website:

Democratic Organizer Quits After Calling Allen 'Macacawitz'

A field organizer for Democratic congressional candidate Al Weed resigned yesterday after it was discovered that she referred to Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) as "Macacawitz."

In an e-mail sent last night, Meryl Ibis asked Democratic supporters to protest "George 'Macacawitz' Allen" during a Republican rally in Danville.
Weed spokesman Kurt Gleeson said the staffer "made a mistake in her language that was not sanctioned by the campaign." Weed is challenging Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. (R-Va.) in the Southside district.

Dick Wadhams, Allen's campaign manager, said Ibis's e-mail "fits a pattern of anti-Semitic behavior" by Democrats. Wadhams said Allen's opponent, Democrat James Webb, should be held accountable for Ibis's e-mail because she also was one of his volunteer organizers.
Weed's spokesman's statement falls far short of what is necessary. Rather than using such passive forms "the staffer 'made a mistake...'", the spokesman should have repudiated the anti-semitic tone of the staffer. He should have said: "the staffer 'made an inappropriate anti-semitic slur'".

But, being liberal means never having to say your sorry.

4 Comments:

Blogger alain said...

Im sure that if that staffer said that you would have concocted some other reason to take a swipe at "liberals". As if one person's statement (A field organizer, for crying out loud) generalizes what Liberalism is.
Liberal is racism? You're delusional.

But, being a conservative means never having to be sane. Look at Ann Coulter.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Izzy said...

Alain,

I really appreciate your comment.

After attempting to read it verbatim, I conceded that it required punctuation. Once punctuation was added, then it could be understood. Not that it made any sense, but, it could be understood.

If the spokesperson had admitted the error, then, I might still have complained about the field organizer, but, my complaint goes much higher than that. The spokesperson refused to even admit the mistake was caused by the organizer. It merely "happened."

Of course, a single person, employed to represent the party, who does something wrong should not be taken as a generalization for the entire party. Except, that is exactly what liberals do to conservatives who err!

Claiming that I am "delusional" does not make it so. Ad hominem attacks are a refuge for those who cannot argue facts or logic. Please attempt the argumentation of facts and logic. I do realize it will be difficult, but, I will be patient.

Another claim of insanity? See prior paragraph.

Also, Ann Coulter is emminently sane. She knows exactly what she is doing, is completely rational (if a bit extreme), and she has chosen for herself a position as a gadfly. Her stings draw out the worst of the liberal mindset.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Joshua said...

Sorry, but I see the "Macacawitz" slur as fair game. First, he "welcomed" a natural-born US citizen to the US and called him "macaca". At first, this earned him the nickname "Senator Macaca". Then, he didn't just deny his Jewish roots, he VOCIFEROUSLY denied them, as if it were a stain (see Torquemada, Casper Weinberger, and Karl Marx for other examples of people not exactly fond of their Jewish heritage). Thus, the slur is a reference to his known racist actions of not being too fond of either Indians, blacks, or Jews. Even a radio host here in Pittsburgh who is a practicing Jew uses that slur regularly on the air.

Oh, and someone sane wouldn't call the widows of the WTC maniacs, insane, or something like that, which Mann Coulter had done. Well, I guess she/he could be criminally sane.

BTW, 51-49, America wins.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Izzy said...

I don't see how "Macacawitz" is fair game.

First of all, you recognize it as a slur. Therefore, it is by definition wrong to use it.

Second, Allen is well known for creating various nicknames for those around him on a regular basis. The fellow was a regular, constantly baiting Allen and trying to trip him up. The fact that Allen used what is arguably a racist (or at least speciesist) nickname is indisputable. And rather than say that he was thinking of "mohawk" and mispronounced it, he should have owned up to hearing the name used as a negative and therefor applied it to the fellow, unthinkingly. The denial was just ridiculous.

Third, he did not deny his Jewish roots vociferously, nor was he caught as a deer in the headlights with this. But, as has come out later, this was something he had just learned, and his mother asked him to not say anything about it. So, at the news conference, he was caught offguard, without knowing what to do. Does he answer the question? Does he obey his mama? I think that all of us would be equally caught between that rock and a hard place.

Fourth, you've got a "practicing" Jewish radio host who uses the slur regularly. So what? What is he practicing? Certainly not traditional Judaism that would teach him to not use slurs against anyone. Oh yeah, he not competent yet, that's why he's practicing. {{grin}}

Fifth, since Coulter did not call them maniacs nor insane, your comment is worthless.

And, sixth, anytime there is an election, whether Democrats win or Republicans win or there is some sort of sharing of power, the USA wins. (And, I find your saying that "America" wins to be very exclusionary and non-diverse, since the USA does not comprise all of America, and the two terms should not be used interchangeably.)

10:45 PM  

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