Monday, February 12, 2018

Sessions, Sheriffs, and 'Anglo-American'

I am not making this up:
Do you know anyone who says “Anglo-American heritage” in a sentence? What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other? For the chief law enforcement officer to use a dog whistle like that is appalling.
Who hasn't used 'Anglo-American' in a sentence at some point or other? You're really going to try to pretend that it's some outlandish term? You really can't think of any reason somebody might use the term...other than trying to start a civil war or whatever the hell it is that you're suggesting? Like...maybe just to, y'know, talk about something in the Anglo-American tradition?
   I mean...the left thinks everything is a "dog-whistle." It's like "institutional racism." Both are terms to deploy when you can't find anything specific / concrete to complain about, but you're irrevocably dedicated to bitching about something... So I've come to expect that progressives will plead "dog-whistle" pretty frequently But...if your reflexive whingeing requires you to claim that 'Anglo-American' is some kind of freakish, sinister term,'re really damn stretching...that's what.
   You've also gotta love the I can't find anything wrong with this but Sessions said it and lots of people think Sessions is a racist so what he said is probably undetectably racist argument.
   Jesus. The left really has lost its marbles.


Blogger Pete Mack said...

I suspect you did not see the whole back story. The written text of the speech was different. And while sheriffs are certainly particular to Anglo tradition, *police* are not.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Just to be specific, police are a tradition of those cheese eating surrender monkeys, the French.

12:09 AM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

The left is like a schizophrenic character in a movie who is introduced as though he’s on to something, but eventually is shown to just be batshit insane.


*becomes quiet, as requested*

“Do you see that?”

“Oh. Huh. What is th-“




*slowly backs away*


Life ProTip: when you find yourself constantly using a metaphor intended to represent something easy to overlook or difficult to notice, you likely have a problem.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

But PM--you realize that he was talking to the *National Association of Sheriffs*, right?

And how does it matter that the written version was different?

6:15 AM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Well, then he's on more solid ground than I had supposed.

4:05 PM  

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