Monday, April 6, 2015

It's a Two-fer!

Being a bigot can be profitable if you're an early adopter- it's kinda like a multi-level marketing scam, that way. The owners of the pizzeria that wouldn't cater a gay wedding have received about a million dollars through a "Go Fund Me" site set up by affiliates of Glenn Beck. Being a cynical person, I imagine that quite a bit of the money won't find itself to the pizzeria bigots ("finders' fees" and all that...).

Besides being a show of solidarity among anti-gay social conservatives, this influx of cash also bolsters an economic conservative agenda- John Steinbeck famously noted:

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”

What better way to keep the Republican "useful idiots" addicted to low income tax rates for plutocrats than to demonstrate that they, too, can become sudden millionaires just by being shitty people? Now, gullible people don't need to hold out for the miniscule chance that they win the lottery, they just need to be the right kind (meaning the Right kind) of asshole at the right time, and they just might hit the jerkpot. It's the perfect synergy of the two broad varieties of right-wing nuttery- country and western, bigotry and greed.

5 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

for a much better and productive use of donation Ameros, please see my decrepit shambling blog. I wouldn't blogwhore so completely, but these are kids in STEM fields, and they deserve it so much more. If a crappy pizza parlor can raise a million over a weekend, perhaps a few plucky, diverse, high school robot builders can manage a few grand? Even if, as the inevitable link will happen, they are not building a sexy robot?

(I continue to maintain that high school students who, with little training, manage to build a functional and competitive robot in six weeks and take to it hard-case competitions , is the ESSENCE of Sexy Robotry)

Smut Clyde said...

This online crowd-sourcing of a bounty to reward bigotry could be seen as an admission that the bigots' own meatspace community are not going to reward them.

It's going to suck for the bigotry me-toos who think "Hey, free money; if we piss off our customers and our community, anonymous halfwits will give us $1 million too!", only to discover that Halfwit America has meanwhile shifted its attention to some other red laser-dot.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

“The salient fact of American politics is that there are fifty to seventy million voters each of who will volunteer to live, with his family, in a cardboard box under an overpass, and cook sparrows on an old curtain rod, if someone would only guarantee that the black, gay, Hispanic, liberal, whatever, in the next box over doesn’t even have a curtain rod, or a sparrow to put on it.”

- sad fact remains sad
~

Chickpea said...

Oh FFS, I hadn't heard this, what a sick world it is. Rewards for bigots, and all approved by their god.

experientialpagan said...

:::face-palm::::
And imagine, the New Agers got laughed at for telling people to "manifest prosperity". The shit sandwiches being sold by Beck and other GOP liars is even less believable.