Well, it seems that conservative Republican thought-leader Dinesh D’Souza, who’s former policy analyst for Ronald Reagan, and a former president of King’s College in New York (a far-right Christian liberal arts school), is in hot water.
This time for mocking the late Trayvon Martin, the African-American teen who was shot dead in Florida a few years back while leaving a 7-11.
D’Souza has a proud past of conservative himbo eruptions. Some might remember that D’Souza resigned his evangelical Christian college presidency in disgrace last year after it was learned he’d been having an affair.
Well, technically more than an affair.
Given that D’Souza was at an event at his religious right college – an event about “Christian values” – with a woman named Denise Joseph who he was introducing to people as his fiance. Which must have come as quite a surprise to D’Souza’s wife of 20 years, who was not at the event.
Beyond bordering on multiple marriage, D’Souza is also famous for the ultra-conservative borderline racist wankfest film known as “2016: Obama’s America“– which was based on D’Souza’s equally racist book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”
(Spoiler alert: D’Souza’s book is all about an ultra-scary angry African-American man who fools American voters into thinking he’s not constantly boiling with Hulk-like rage. I’m not alone in feeling D’Souza’s book and film both should be filed under ‘racist fantasy fiction.’)
In addition, D’Souza’s written diatribes against feminism, said liberals were partly responsible for 9/11, argues the problem with African nations is that they weren’t colonized long enough by European nations, and that the horrors of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib were simultaneously: (1) the result of the “sexual immodesty of liberal America;” and (2) really no worse than staying at any mid-level Middle Eastern hotel.
And he’s expressed sympathy for radical Islamist terrorists — but only so far as it goes with the notion of killing American liberals. More on all that from Alex Koppelman at Salon:
In his new book, “The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11,” D’Souza argues that “The cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11 … the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the non-profit sector and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world.” On Tuesday, during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” D’Souza was prodded by host Stephen Colbert into admitting that he agrees “with some of the things that these radical extremists [who attacked the United States on 9/11] are against in America.”
And D’Souza, of course, hates President Obama. Why, you ask? Because the President refuses to act like some crazy white-hating America-loathing nutjob, which in D’Souza’s world is proof that the Barack is all that and more. Mark Warren, writing in Esquire, does a great job exploring the depths of D’Souza’s inner- Ann Coulter:
Obama possesses in his pocket what can be called certificates of racial absolution. Now, I don’t mean by this simply that he’s black, African-American. That’s not the key to it. The key to it is that he’s a different kind of African-American. He’s not Jesse Jackson, he’s not Al Sharpton. We’re used to black leaders who make racial demands — “you’re a racist, unless you pay me'”— and that has put America in a very defensive position. Here comes Obama, and he never brings the subject up. He’s above it. He’s the racial healer…. The fact that he doesn’t intimidate you with explicit racial appeals is immensely relieving to whites, because whites go, Oh wow, he allows us to believe that we’ve gotten beyond all that…. This is Obama’s secret weapon.
See, Obama doesn’t do or say anything white-hating, which is all the more proof that he’s a white-hater.
D’Souza brings new meaning to the word “hoodie.” As in white hoodie. Speaking of which, then there’s D’Souza’s latest racist himbo eruption on Twitter.
Here’s D’Souza’s tweet, screen-captured for all posterity:
Trayvon Martin, you’ll recall, is the African-American teenager who was shot, and killed, by neighborhood watch enthusiast George Zimmerman in Florida. It’s not entirely clear, therefore, whether D’Souza is suggesting that the President be shot and killed, or what – only 4 days after the nation marked the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.
D’Souza followed up 45 minutes later, “Feigned outrage on the left over me calling Obama ‘grown up Trayvon’ except that Obama likened himself to Trayvon!”
Note: This tweet has also been deleted. Adam Clark Estes collected a few of the funnier replies, posting them also to Twitter:
Y’know, it seems to me that Dinesh could really, really use the new “Thingstarter: iNotRacist” app, from Above Average productions.
(Yes, I know, the video is satire.)