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-- Micah 6:8

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Seth the Sensitive

Heh. I thought I'd drop by and see what the moronic byronic, heroic-looking Seth Abramson was up to lately.

Ol' Seth, proudly announcing his Jewishness, does not hesitate to slam George Allen for hidden Jew-hating, Confederate flag devotion, and belief in the death penalty:
I have to say, I'm not particularly religious, and not particularly easily offended. [sic!] But as a Jew, it terrifies me to see a U.S. Senator express such obvious revulsion [video] at the mere suggestion--a suggestion, as you'll see in the video at the preceding link, which was both innocent and friendly--that he has a Jewish ancestor.What a shameful, hateful proposition, right George?Jesus H. Christ, you must be terribly interested in the anti-Semite vote in Virginny, huh?This man is a fucking freakshow. I hope to God he's gone from the Senate come November. As if it wasn't enough to have recently hurled a racist, xenophobic slur at a minority staffer of his opponent; as if it wasn't enough to have once kept a noose next to his desk in the Virginia Governor's mansion (A noose! In a southern state! Jesus Christ! What the fuck?); as if it wasn't enough to have established Confederate History Month in Virginia without making any reference to the evils of slavery; as if it wasn't enough to have a thirty-year history of obsession with that most despicable and disgusting image, the Confederate flag, which to 99% of Americans is unambiguously the flag of slavemasters and bigots and accursed anti-American revolutionaries.
Fuck George Allen.

It's true, I suppose, that Seth is not religious, otherwise he might realize that to Christians, using Our Lord's name in vain is an offensive, sinful blasphemy. But what the hell? It's only Christians he's offending. And we all know what they're like!

For a guy who hails from Dartmouth and Harvard Law and a self-professed "poet," such a potty mouth in writing is telling enough. But the blinding ignorance of 1) the Confederacy and its causes (hint: more than just slavery); 2) what a noose might mean for someone who loves the old West, like Allen has explained he does (hint: not lynchings); 3) Allen's own Jewish heritage, all leads one to wonder if poor Seth's mind just shuts down at the prospect of a conservative southern governor-turned Senator who doesn't just jettison his beliefs because an effete New Englander's dainty sensibilities just can't stand the thought of the rebel flag! And a noose? It just makes him all goose-pimply!

Clearly, we down here in "Virginny" are just a bunch of anti-Jewish racists longing for the return of lynchings and slavery! We can't remember the War Between the States unless Massa up there in his Ivy League tower makes us repeat that we really, really, oppose slavery. We can't appreciate the death penalty without being guilty of supporting lynching. And as for that Jesus Christ fella? He's nothing but a curse word for the sensitive, New England not-particularly-religious Jewish poet.

6 comments:

faithmy said...

OK--the "goose-pimply" thing made me laugh so hard! And since I lived in New England for 16 years, I feel sufficently well-versed in the subject to say you are spot-on in your description of them.

Seth Abramson said...

You're stretching, Tom, and it's obvious.

The observation, "It's only Christians he's offending. And we all know what they're like!"--which aims to import, I suppose, some anti-Christian sentiment in a post your readers can see for themselves has none (and the only basis for presuming otherwise is, I assume, your knowledge that I am not Christian)--is beneath you and your readership.

Allen's history is well-documented; my readership is well-versed enough in politics that I needn't detail for them:

a) The three college friends who have told the media that Allen regularly called blacks "niggers" in college, said he went to U. of Virginia because he knew that there "blacks knew their place," and went so far as to commit a hate crime during a hunting trip (stuffing a bloody, severed deer head into a black family's mailbox, after establishing the necessary mens rea by asking his friend whether or not it was a black neighborhood);

b) The fact that Allen's mother is from North Africa, and Allen just happened to use a North African racial slur against a Webb staffer--in the process, presuming he was "foreign," no less! though he was a citizen--and then went through three separate and distinct explanations for his conduct, suggesting at least two were lies;

c) Showed such aversion to the notion he might be Jewish--to the point where, during the C-SPAN debate, he actually lied about it ("I was raised Christian so far as I know," but that was intentionally misleading, as his mother had already confirmed her Jewish identity to him)--that I don't know any Jews, actually, in New England or elsewhere, who haven't described it as offensive;

d) Has such a fascination with the Confederacy that not only did he wear a Stars & Bars lapel pin in his graduation photo--that wouldn't be anything to write home about--but has actively courted the racist vote in Virginia both in terms of the organizations he's curried favor with and the manner in which he handled Confederate History Month down there, lauding it without any reference to the evils of slavery.

In that context, sorry, Allen keeping a noose behind his desk isn't a reference to cattle-wrangling. And in Virginia, no less; I was born in Concord, Massachusetts, Tom, where that same nation was founded that, a mere 80+ years later, the traitors of the accursed Confederacy would try to destroy, so the context is a little different down there than up here, don't you think?

And you needn't put "poet" in quotes, Tom. I am a poet. You can find my work in any bookstore, you nitwit--assuming you do read.

I know all about the Civil War, Tom, and I know it wasn't just about slavery--link up that fact to how being a racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic hack (with presidential ambitions!) is okay and perhaps I'll see your point.

Oh, and I didn't say anything against Virginia, either--you've an anti-Semitic/racist voting bloc down there and you know it; that's not to savage the 99% of Virginians who are as respectable as anyone else (excepting, also, that bastard who assaulted me in Vienna, Virginia in the fall of 1996 when I was acting as a process server for the D.C. public defender).

P.S. Jesus was a great man; I've yet to see any indication here that you in any way follow his example--a fact made all the more remarkable by the circumstance that his teachings are all written down.

But what do I know, Tom? I'm just a reconstructionist Jew--and we're due for the hellfire anyway, right?

S.

frankfurter said...

well Tom--a jew just called you a bad Christian. Hows that for ridiculous??

Tom McKenna said...

"Reconstructionist" Jew-- like "liberal Catholic," a fancy way of saying he doesn't really believe anything the religion teaches.

faithmy said...

His answer was spot-on. The question is stupid and irrelevant. As for all your jewish friends getting bent out of shape--maybe they need to get real lives and stop being whining babies. Nice mouth on you--kiss your mother with it? None of your oversensitive friends object to the filthy spewing from your pie-hole?? Get a grip.

frankfuter said...

Watch it Tom, or seth might write a "poem" about you.