Anyone Take This Woman Seriously? Vol. 2
This week, professional harpy Ann Coulter shares
with us her belief that Native Americans aren't really people,
slavery is excusable, and Americans hold a monopoly on civility.
Coulter: Recently, Former President Bill Clinton made
the following statement during a speech at Georgetown University:
"(We) once looked the other way when a significant number
of Native Americans were dispossessed and killed to get their
land or their mineral rights...and we are still paying a price
This quote is inserted immediately below a comment about
American Airlines Flight 587, which crashed in a residential
area in Queens, New York, on Veterans' Day. The intent is
to draw a parallel between Mr. Clinton's remarks and those
made by Jerry Falwell in the wake of the World Trade Center
attack. Of course, the former President never implied, let
alone asserted that AA587 crash was not caused by our subjugation
and genocide of the aboriginal population of North America.
Mr. Falwell, on the other hand, made his assertion directly
Ms. Coulter repeats this libel again and again over the course
of this piece, made to order for the New York Post, the Washington
Times, and every other Clinton-hater rag in the USA.
Coulter: "Indeed, he reminded the students again and again
that 'this is a country that was born in slavery.' Yes, the
Puritans came here on rickety ships, chancing disease and
pestilence, in search of slavery."
Any child could tell you that what the former President meant
was that the Africans we held as slaves, their descendants,
as well as members of numerous other ethnic groups who came
here, comprised the working class that expended the lion's
share of sweat making America great. The Brooklyn Bridge,
for example, was built chiefly by Irish and Italian immigrants
who were paid peanuts.
Coulter: Clinton also noted that "we still have the occasional
hate crime rooted in race, religion or sexual orientation."
The terrorist attack was not, however, connected to rape,
sexual harassment, the smearing of witnesses or crimes committed
by any recent American president. So at least we dodged that
If you can't refute what Bill said, and what Bill said was
pretty damned accurate, wave the dirty laundry around. Relevance,
please. Anything this patently offensive deserves special
distinction, such as the "Coulterism of the Week."
Among the runners-up:
Coulter: Among his typically vacuous platitudes, Clinton
repeatedly invoked the virtue of diversity and the global
community. But despite all his heartfelt paeans to diversity,
he couldn't help but to touch upon the fact that much of the
global community enjoys killing and oppression.
What the hell is that all about? Was Annie accusing William
Jefferson Clinton of racism?
Coulter: Even the left has given up on defending Bill
Clinton's blather. Most of the media, including The New York
Times and The Washington Post, responded to Clinton's latest
cry for help by refusing to report on the Georgetown speech.
Everyone wishes he'd just go away and stop sending himself
botulism out of anthrax envy.
No, I think it is because (1) Bill Clinton is no longer the
President, and (2) he probably gave the same speech several
times at several locations this year. Jimmy Carter gave a
speech at Hamilton College this past spring. Although the
speech was enlightening (to say the least), neither the New
York Times nor the Washington Post reported on it because
it wasn't news.
Coulter: Liberals acknowledge nothing morally superior
about America, aka a country "born in slavery." The one shining
moral principle Clinton associates with America is that we
think "nobody's got the truth." We don't think we're better
and that's why we're better, if you follow his logic.
She actually had him, but she let him go in favor of the
generalization that liberals blame America first. As a matter
of fact, there are a lot of people in the United States who
believe we are morally superior to every other people on Earth.
They are called "Ugly Americans". I call them dittoheads.
The fact is, and what Mr. Clinton was trying to say, is that
we should heed the Bible's advice and not judge others, lest
we be judged by the same standard (Luke 6:37). Makes sense