Friday, May 30, 2014


No, it's not this guy

According to a recent poll of 1100 people, it was actually this fucking idiot-

And by a whopping huge margin at that. An unbelievable 92% of them decided this sad old bigot was more hate-worthy than Maddoff, Manson, or OJ, to name but a few in a long-list of noteworthy scoundrels and maniacs.

Actually, even though this old fart was recently adjudged as being mentally incapacitated, maybe he isn't so much of an idiot as we might like to think he is. He was forced to sell the Clippers, and did so, his wife negotiating the sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, for a staggering two billion dollars.

I have to wonder about the people in this poll, and about all of us. Aren't there worse things than Donald Sterling's old fashioned sexual hang-ups pertaining to black people? Granted, that's sad and idiotic enough, as I think I've pretty fairly explained in this earlier post. But more despicable than child sex predators, rapists, murderers, or people who prey on the weak and elderly?

The good news is there is somewhat of an acceptable explanation. None of all those other classes of evil are completely defined by one specific individual. 

Donald sterling, however, is the penultimate image of modern day racism, in the minds of the vast majority of Americans. By hating him, we are elucidating our hatred for the institution of racism.

And by the way, it's also our way of declaring ourselves cleansed from the ugly reality that it still exists in more places, and in more people, than we really care to admit.

It's a way of exorcising a demon, in other words-one that seems to never go away.