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Prelutsky’s Stream of Consciousness Stupidity

Burt Prelutsky has supposedly been a “humor columnist” for the LA Times and now is a columnist for the Worldnetdaily. Now he mixes “humor” with utter stupidity, as seen in this completely incoherent bit of drivel from his latest column comparing Mandela, Martin Luther King and Obama.

In Mandela’s case, he was apparently as good and bad as any figure of our time. Nobody can deny that he was exactly what his nation needed – a leader who not only didn’t seek revenge on those who had kept him in prison for 27 years, but who had handed over the presidency after a few short years when every other African leader hangs on for as long as he can, generally murdering countless thousands in order to do so.

On the other hand, when it came to matters outside the borders of South Africa, he was a left-wing, anti-American, anti-Semitic creep who buddied up to the loathsome likes of Gadhafi, Castro, the Russians, Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians, sounding exactly like the ayatollah when it came to Israel…

At his send-off held in South Africa’s major soccer stadium, we and the rest of the world got to see Obama meet and greet Raul Castro, behaving as if he had just run into a long-lost chum. Once again, I got to see him bend to shake Castro’s hand, just as he had with all those world leaders in 2009. The fact is Obama is 6-1, tall but not gigantic; I have a great many friends who are that tall or taller, and even though I’m only 5-7 when I stand on my tiptoes, none of my pals has to bend over to shake hands. Whether Obama thinks the slouch emphasizes his height or, God forbid, hopes to fool people into thinking he’s humble, I don’t know. But it’s a very annoying affectation, and I wish he’d cut it out.

Although I believe that Mandela’s virtues outweigh his sins, I’m not sure I feel the same way about Martin Luther King. The major difference between these two communists is that Mandela was a politician; he was in a position to turn his moral convictions into reality. King, on the other hand, was simply a reverend, a moral authority, if you will, but as a serial adulterer, I have to question how much actual authority he had or deserved. What’s more, unlike Mandela, who did so much to rid his nation of apartheid, the relations between blacks and whites in America not only haven’t improved since the late ’60s, they have become far worse, although Obama and those other reverends, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, have to take much of the blame for that.

Um. Okay.

Comments

  1. jamessweet says

    I dunno, I sort of find it refreshing to see right wingers criticizing Mandela and King for their progressive politics. If those men had not achieved nigh-sainthood status, they’d be everything the right can’t stand.

    That weird digression about Obama’s posture was indeed baffling, though. Delete that paragraph, and it reads as a relatively coherent screed against Mandela and King for not being free market fundamentalists and Israel-can-do-no-wrong-ers. But it’s hard to see how the Obama/Castro thing ties in, especially in the middle like that. Meh, wingnuts gonna wingnut…

  2. says

    What’s more, unlike Mandela, who did so much to rid his nation of apartheid, the relations between blacks and whites in America not only haven’t improved since the late ’60s, they have become far worse, although Obama and those other reverends, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, have to take much of the blame for that.

    He’s right. It is black people’s fault that Americans are still scared of them. Why, for example, can’t they be the ones to cross to the other side of the street, saving us Americans from having to? And furthermore…

  3. says

    What’s more, unlike Mandela, who did so much to rid his nation of apartheid, the relations between blacks and whites in America not only haven’t improved since the late ’60s…

    That’s right! And it’s all the fault of the blacks. White folks have none of the blame, not one little bit.

    Nope. None at all.

  4. doublereed says

    What’s more, unlike Mandela, who did so much to rid his nation of apartheid, the relations between blacks and whites in America not only haven’t improved since the late ’60s, they have become far worse

    Uhm… is this really characterizing South Africa as peachy-keen???

  5. naturalcynic says

    On the other hand, when it came to matters outside the borders of South Africa, he was a left-wing, anti-American, anti-Semitic creep who buddied up to the loathsome likes of Gadhafi, Castro, the Russians, Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians

    Yeah, he should not have people support him and wait for St. Ronnie and St. Jesse Helms to come around to supporting the end of apartheid.

    sounding exactly like the ayatollah when it came to Israel…

    Maybe Mandela could recognize apartheid better than any wingnut

  6. says

    Whether Obama thinks the slouch emphasizes his height or, God forbid, hopes to fool people into thinking he’s humble, I don’t know.

    Have we ever had a president before this one whose every physical gestures and movement was so desicted and analyzed? Obama can’t so much as blink without the right thinking he’s sending out some kind of coded message.

  7. says

    d.c.wilson “Have we ever had a president before this one whose every physical gestures and movement was so desicted and analyzed? Obama can’t so much as blink without the right thinking he’s sending out some kind of coded message.”
    A blink is a wink to both the Communists and the Muslins.

  8. nrdo says

    AFAIK Mandela was never Anti-Semitic. He was sometimes naive in his analysis, overlooking the fact that some of the players who supported him and the Palestinians were as bad as [or worse than] the Israeli occupation forces in the Palestinian territories. In this sense, Christopher Hitches was a more informed/consistent critic. Mandela, however, always encouraged everyone he met to reconcile and find a way to accommodate their opponents’ rights and ambitions. It’s that reciprocity which is absent from truly hateful commentators.

  9. matty1 says

    It seems a very long winded way of saying “all black people are communists” but I’m pretty sure that’s the only point he has.

  10. says

    Ummm… Huh? He seems to be suggesting that MLK was an inferior civil right leader because South Africa has made more progress since the 60s than America. Wasn’t King handicapped by being dead for most of that time? Or is this guy seriously holding King responsible for the course race relations (which, by the way, have continued to improve) forty years after he died?

    He also seems to be suggesting that the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement under King are somehow diminished by his being a private citizen rather than someone in a position of government authority. The mind boggles.

  11. Randomfactor says

    Just watched the footage. Looks to me like Obama bent his head down to hear what Castro was saying. Prelutsky’s hallucinating again.

  12. says

    the relations between blacks and whites in America not only haven’t improved since the late ’60s, they have become far worse . . .

    And your evidence for this assertion is . . . what precisely?

  13. cry4turtles says

    This idiot and his cronies are the sabotagers of race relations, any and all races, not to mention the upholders of patriarchy. They all suck blue whale.

  14. meg says

    @Jamessweet
    I first thought he meant that if you read the body language, Obama was the one going to Castro, ergo showing weakness.
    Then I re – read it, and I have no idea.

  15. Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :) says

    And your evidence for this assertion is . . . what precisely?

    Y’all do know what a blockquote is, right?

  16. caseloweraz says

    Prelutsky: King, on the other hand, was simply a reverend, a moral authority, if you will, but as a serial adulterer, I have to question how much actual authority he had or deserved. (Emphasis added.)

    Prelutsky can dangle a participle with the “best” of the participle-danglers.

    But to respond to his point, it’s a good thing there are no serial adulterers in positions of power, else they would lose all authority, actual and moral. /sarc

  17. scienceavenger says

    …the relations between blacks and whites in America not only haven’t improved since the late ’60s, they have become far worse

    I think what he means here is that things are worse because blacks are out, you know, driving and being president and marrying white girls and shit…

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