Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Obama & Right-Wing Illiteracy

From "Today in Attempting to Read Tiny Minds," SLOG website, posted by Dan Savage on Tue, Oct 13, 2009, re a message cut into the green of a golf course in Massachusetts by a right-wing "bigot," or "patriot," "[as] they're known on Fox News":

" ... I [swastika] Obama? Um... what does that mean? Is it supposed to be a riff on that "I [heart] NY" campaign and its tens of thousands of variations? My boyfriend has an "I [club] Hippies" shirt. But hearting/loving and clubbing are things a person does; one is a feeling, the other an action. You can't "Nazi" someone the way you can "heart" them or "club" them. Unless... are the vandals making an admission here? Are they telling us that they're trying to make Obama out as some sort of Nazi? That this Nazi meme is something they're doing to him, that they're running around sliming the president by making a patently false and politically inflammatory accusation? That would make it an admission of guilt or evil intent on their part. ... "


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