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The Savage-ing of America

Yesterday’s news carried a report that ABC/Disney is offering a show to Dan Savage. I was hoping it was an April Fool Day prank.

If you are not familiar with Savage, he is a rabid, hateful and exceedingly vulgar gay rights activist.  My lack of respect for him has nothing to do with his being gay or promoting the gay agenda.  Since I lean to the libertarian side, I have more or less a live and let live attitude on that issue.

I disrespect Savage because he is a hater.  He represents and encourages the worst elements of the gay community.

The well named Savage has made his reputation by writing advice columns so peppered with vulgarities that they are unfit to print in any mainstream publication.  He expresses his atheism through an unbridled hatred the religious community.  He uses the vilest language to spew his verbal venom at the Bible and its believers.  Anyone who takes exception to his version of gay rights is subjected to the crudest available language.

Savage has won his fame on his vulgarity, not his intellect.  He seems incapable of expressing a thought without a proliferation of pornographic prose — a form of what I call “liberal Tourettes.” He appeals to low IQ types who, in their retarded maturity, find dirty words to be funny, or worse, empowering.

Apart from the targets of his ignorant and sophomoric attacks, Savage is an embarrassment to the gay community.  To prop him up as a leader is to invite derision from the general population and the many good and intelligent gays – just as Al Sharpton’s racist rants undermines the cause of racial harmony and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s extremist rhetoric discredits the reputation of Islam.

Those who lead by provocation and outrageous rhetoric are not intent on bringing about intellectual understanding or social harmony, but thrive and prosper on creating hostility and division.

The fact that ABC/Disney would engage with Savage is blight on the once wholesome Disney brand and evidence that political correctness only applies to criticism of the left.

Here is my thoughts on the USE OF THE WORD “REDSKIN” as published in the Washington Times on Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Washington Times, The (DC)

Redskins furor is a government creation

October 7, 2014
Section: Letters
Byline: By    THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The Redskins name controversy is another example of political correctness causing divisiveness (“FCC will consider petition to ban ‘Redskins,'” Web, Sept. 30). The government is not addressing racial tension; it is creating it. I have represented American Indian clients and been awarded honorary American Indian status. I have heard American Indians use the word redskin as a descriptive, not a pejorative. There has been use of the word in tribal mottos and American Indian enterprises. It has appeared in movies and cartoon without any protest of which I am aware. I cannot recall an instance where the word was used in private conversations in a derogatory manner. Historically, there has been racist imagery of American Indians, but the words “Indian” or “redskin” were not racially charged names, no more so than “whites” and “blacks.”

New derogatory implications are the creation of government in the name of political correctness. Once government led the charge, the liberal sycophants joined in. American Indian groups, whose members never complained before, suddenly protested under government encouragement and sponsorship — although others defended the name. The press, which used the word innocently for generations, jumped on the bandwagon in the spirit of pseudo-enlightenment. Now the federal government again wants to take a bite out of the First Amendment and ban the word.

I say, “Go, Redskins.”

LARRY HORIST

Boca Raton, Fla.