There was so much hating going on over the week, that I just could not put up just one post for this week’s Hatewatch. So, here are the following examples of how demonic racism and hatred can be.
Right Wing Watch: Homeschooling activist defends Josh Duggar by proclaiming ‘abuse is the new racism.’
Raw Story: Gun-wielding woman arrested for pointing pistol at peaceful Muslim couple she considered ‘suspicious.’
Chronicle of Higher Education: UNC-Chapel Hill renames building that honored state Ku Klux Klan leader Saunders.
AL.com: Two antigovernment ‘sovereign citizens’ sentenced to 10 years in prison for filing false documents.
Huffington Post: Ohio sheriff’s deputy fired over racist tweets comparing Baltimore protesters to ‘Planet of the Apes.’
Associated Press: Two Georgia men plead guilty to participating in would-be militia bombing plot.
Think Progress: Alabama minister fined and sentenced to probation after she tries to marry a same-sex couple.
Talking Points Memo: Newspaper apologizes for running letter suggesting President Obama be executed.
Ann Coulter was back in the news again this week following racist comments she made during an interview with Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos. Coulter claimed the Mexican culture is “deficient” and went on to claim that part of Mexican culture includes “uncles raping their nieces.” Such quotes are nothing new for Coulter, who uses her mainstream popularity as a platform to spread white nationalist messages and ideas to a large audience.
Over the past few decades, other white nationalist ideologues such as Pat Buchanan and Sam Francis (before his death) have been publicly denounced and marginalized. The main question for TV networks and newspaper columns is why are they not doing the same to Coulter? If one looks at her quotes throughout the years, many strikingly similar things have been uttered by neo-Nazis and hardcore white nationalists. Yet Coulter remains in the mainstream.
In an interview with Sean Hannity last year, Coulter scoffed, “But unfortunately for liberals, there is no racism in America. There is more cholera in America than there is racism. But they have to invent it.” Sadly, Coulter is very much mistaken. Racism is alive and well in America today and Coulter is doing her part to spread it.
Below is a selection of racist quotes from Coulter juxtaposed with similar quotes from other members of the radical right:
One may assume the new majority will not be such compassionate overlords as the white majority has been. If this sort of drastic change were legally imposed on any group other than white Americans, it would be called genocide. Yet whites are called racists merely for mentioning the fact that current immigration law is intentionally designed to reduce their percentage in the population. (From AnnCoulter.com)
“I think there are cultures that are obviously deficient. And if they weren’t deficient, you wouldn’t be sitting in America interviewing me — I’d be sitting in Mexico.” (Coulter in Politico)
“Multiculturalism, which subordinates successful Euro-American culture to dysfunctional Third World cultures, keeps gaining ground against surprisingly weak opposition.” – White nationalist John Vinson, founding member of the neo-Confederate hate group League of the South
“You fled that culture because there are a lot of problems with that culture. We can share our culture with other nations without bringing all of their people here. When you bring the people here, you bring those cultures here. That includes honor killings, it includes uncles raping their nieces, it includes dumping litter all over, it includes not paying your taxes, it includes paying bribes to government officials. That isn’t our culture.” (Coulter in Politico)
Statistics repeatedly prove that ILLEGAL ALIENS, first committing a criminal act by violating our borders and then bringing their values and culture to our midst, are major contributors to our mounting financial burdens as well as moral and social decay.” – Barbara Coe, former head of the anti-immigrant hate group California Coalition for Immigration Reform
“I think our motto should be, post-9/11, ‘Raghead talks tough, raghead faces consequences.” (Coulter in CNSnews)
“A bunch of towel head/sand niggers put our great White Movement to shame” – Neo-Nazi Rocky Suhayda
“But unfortunately for liberals, there is no racism in America. There is more cholera in America than there is racism. But they have to invent it.” (Coulter in Newshounds)
Salon: Ann Coulter sneers that Mexican culture ‘is obviously deficient,’ and ‘Hispanics are not black, so drop the racism crap.’
New York Daily News: Drive-by shooting of Connecticut pastor outside church may be investigated as a hate crime.
Raw Story: Photo shows rifle-toting Chicago cops posing with black drug suspect like a hunting trophy.
Gay Star News: Westboro Baptist tries to attack J.K. Rowling over Ireland vote, earns an epic putdown.
Right Wing Watch: Alex Jones hails manly Vladimir Putin for promoting ‘masculine men’ and homeschooling.
The Denver Channel (CO): Investigators ask public to help ID woman seen near arson at Colorado Muslim Society mosque.
Media Matters: NRA magazine features a lamp that celebrates the Confederacy and other bizarre products.