fire Colbert? fire Trump.

caveat/warning: foul language

So I guess the latest Trump-bashing from Colbert has gotten some people upset.  I think the comment in question is that he said, regarding Trump:

“The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”

Some are saying, presumably those on the right, that this goes too far in mocking Trump.  Others are saying – I don’t know if left or right – that, nevermind Trump so much, this comment is an anti-gay slur.

Is it? I’m not offended.

(I can’t make the pics bigger, but you can click them to see the larger version.)

“suck my dick” is often a pejorative phrase, although I don’t think I necessarily saw it as homophobic/anti-gay, more a male dominance thing… I am alpha male, I am implying you are the beta male…but, you know, vulgar.

I guess… I guess if taken literally. that sucking dick is seen as insulting and thereby gay maleness seen as an insult and so on.  or at least that the “catchers” are subservient to the “pitchers,” but also in a negative way…you know, no one analyzes insults this literally…

the overarching point is more…

to the Trump supporters: you have no high ground here.  You can’t tell me that you want a late night comedian fired for basically saying “suck my dick,” a comedian… on late night, while voting to be the president of the country a person who begins the campaign calling Mexicans rapists and POWs cowards and ends the campaign saying he can grab women by the pussy.  so no, Trump supporters, no high ground.

hence the following, from people who were pro-free-speech to those pointing out the hypocrisy:

Colbert article here (msn.com).

and they say misogyny doesn’t exist?

And to those who think Colbert is homophobic, you haven’t been following him for his 20 year plus career.  From empathetically playing a closeted, though I suppose self-loathing, character on Strangers with Candy, to his tongue-in-cheek antics on Colbert Report, exposing and satirizing conservative homophobia.  You could say, too, I suppose he has a long history of using gayness for humor, but I think, to be fair, his portrayals/usage were more empathetic than contemporaries at the time, who played it more vaudevillian.  As more himself on the Late Show, he has shown upfront support of LGBT rights, followed the progression of gay marriage legalization, and then there was his moving speech after the Orlando Pulse massacre.

on a serious note, on the Orlando Pulse massacre:

Switching gears from Colbert, more disconcerting should be Trump’s latest anti-Johnson amendment executive order or aka “What now?!” Signing an executive order such that religious pastors, religious personnel can preach their political opinions in church (something one is not allowed to do at work, if you are a regular run-of-the-mill worker and/or civil servant, by the way), and can donate openly to political candidates and still keep their tax exempt status.  gotta have that money and evangelical vote… and also, one more block knocked down in the barely-there wall separating church and state.  i.e. separation of church and state is a joke in this country.  (also, by religious freedom, they might as well be upfront and say Christian)

One would think this is bad enough, at the very least from a campaign finance transparency anti-corruption perspective.  But the state of our nation now is, nope, not hardcore rightwing enough.  (echoes of the health care AHCA bill… they didn’t bring the more moderate one to a vote for fear of losing face that it wouldn’t pass, given the divisions between the hardcore GOP and the moderate GOP, so they revised it.  instead of, say, making the bill more moderate, to reconcile with moderate Republicans, be more public-friendly, and literally god-forbid sway some Democrats, no they made the bill more hardcore to appeal to the farther right – and it worked)  but back to religion… Churches are now allowed to endorse candidates and keep tax exempt status.  But they complain this didn’t go far enough, they wanted some anti-LGBT wording in there.

I know enough now to know that “religious liberty” is code for LGBT discrimination.  and that the religion for which they want liberty is, and only is, Christianity.  I mean, really.  it’s hard to hide that.  at least in America.  You don’t see large swaths, I mean voting blocs, of Hindu or Jewish practitioners spewing out anti-gay rhetoric.  (Islam, granted.  but in America, the religious liberty laws, I’m sure, are not crafted with the intent to protect Muslim people, far from it.)  oh bigotry…

sorry… sources:

Trump to sign executive order making it easier for churches to support political candidates, The Washington Post

Trump’s executive order disappoints religious conservatives, Yahoo News

and to put this aside and reminisce of earlier times…

and before Strangers:

(note, it’s supposed to repeat, like they’re redoing the take)

 

 

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