Sunday, September 11, 2016

Code Word Is A Code Word For Deliberately Ignorant Bigot

Martin Castro, chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights recently penned this lovely bit of bigotry.
"The phrases 'religious liberty' and 'religious freedom' will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance."
"Code words" simply mean that Marty can put whatever words he wants into your mouth and then the accused has to do the impossible - prove the negative. For example, if you say you like pancakes, I can retort with, "Liking pancakes is just code words for being an Oakland Raiders fan!" You then have to prove that you're not a Raiders fan, despite the fact that you have watched them on TV at some point in your life.

Clearly, you're a Raiders fan, you amoral scumbag. The rest of us may now safely work to get you fired, fined and perhaps even imprisoned*.

Code words is a license for wild accusations, a way of denouncing your political enemies to the mob so the mob can take action. Let's see if we can find some code words in something Martin Bormann Castro has said in the past.

Never mind. I just found his Twitter stream. What a dork. Dig this.

An America that looks like America? Good Lord, Martin. Why not just wear a t-shirt that says, "I am an idiot?"

I suppose that with a code word practitioner like Martin, we could expect nothing less. Moron.

* - Well, that's what ought to happen to Radiers fans. I mean, really. It's the Raiders!

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