It really is as if Kelly’s discourse on intercultural communication and compromise before the civil war has drawn the attention of every single person with a brain and access to a media outlet – and a few without brains as well. But let’s focus on the BRAAAAAIIIIIIIIINNNNNNZZZZZZ for a minute, as it is Halloween.
MSNBC’s talking head Roland Martin let Kelly have it:
I’m not going to allow four stars stuck on stupid to simply go on.
Martin also had some substance to add:
First of all, historic fact number one. The Civil War was fought over slavery. 11 southern states left the United States in 1860 and 1861 in order to protect the institution of slavery following the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was an avowed opponent of the expansion of slavery that said he would not interfere with it where it already existed.
It is not yet confirmed whether Martin continued:
Well, alright. Hey I was diggin’ on John Kelly for awhile
Sounds like he got a three on him though, to me.
Maybe I’m reporting on this entirely too much, but people have been getting away with this for so long that earlier this year I had to go absolutely off the deep end when Jack Kingston insisted that advocating slavery doesn’t mean a (white) man isn’t working for peace.
It is so good to see some piling-on take place. If the people who spread this malicious, racist disinformation routinely got trashed when they did so, we might see less disinformation out there. Honestly, when Kingston’s comment passed by without notice from the members of the panel with whom he was talking about Andrew Jackson, I thought I’d never ever live in a land where the war mongering, the racist statements, or the rape apology of the elite would ever be seriously challenged. But with Weinstein, #metoo, Spacey, and John Kelly, I’m starting to think I’m living in once upon a time called Now!
I like this new media environment: strongly against rape-apology, refusing to hear gayness equated with pedophilia, calling out racism. Great Calliope’s Capybara, Batman! This is how mass media should be: chocolate covered and freakin’ habit forming.
Seconded and I hope it continues and gets stronger.
PS. Calliope (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliope) has a capybara (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYGz3xqiR2U) now!?
I like it. 🙂
Hmm .. I wonder if a capybara could play the Calliope? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliope_(music) )
PPS. Its also an asteroid 22 Kalliope which has a moonlet named Linus and a genus of songbirds among other things.
Marcus Ranum says
I wish we could see some retroactive piling-on, like bringing out the 4 women who weren’t allowed to testify when Anita Hill came forward about Clarence Thomas’ co-worker molesting. I’m all for not letting bygones be bygones.