Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Serially Stupid Strikes Again
Before anyone else drops it into my e-mail, yes I've seen David Sirota's new column running over at Salon, what's really his masterpiece. There's little doubt that an essay called "Let's Hope the Boston Marathon Bomber Is a White American" would be anything but shamefully repugnant troll-bait of a grade impressive even for Sirota, and that's exactly what the piece is.
No, I'm not going to link to it and no I'm not going to comment on it at length, because that's what he's desperately looking for: people to pay attention to his idiotic antics, his pious public self-flagellation aimed not at absolving him of his white liberal guilt but of showing it off and wallowing in it because his martyrdom is what makes him such a great person. It's fucking tragic that a liberal -- someone who claims to care intensely for his fellow man and who purports to provide a contrast to the callousness of the American right -- would be the one to write the most offensive full-length response to the Boston Marathon bombing, to make the most cynically conspicuous leap into partisan political point-scoring under the guise of fearlessly saying what needs to be said, and to do it the soonest after the bodies had begun to cool.
This is why Sirota is a piece of crap. This is why, as I've said many times before, he doesn't deserve to be taken the least bit seriously.