Blow-Hard-In Chief of the conservative blog RedState, Erick Erickson has said that America’s acceptance of transgender people was creating an inability to discuss the “evil” that led to the Charleston, S.C. shootings.
Somehow, Erickson made the stretch (without straining anything) that there was a correlation between the shootings in Charleston, S.C. and acceptance of Caitlyn Jenner’s coming out. I consider myself a fairly astute person but I’m having some issues connecting the dots here.
Let’s see: hate-mongering white male attacks a church full of blacks, blaming them for “stealing and raping our women” which somehow justifies his murder of nine people and gasbag Erick Erickson thinks that has something to do with Jenner. Admittedly, Advanced Maths are not my strong suit but I think a Field’s Medal winner might have trouble graphing this bit of complete and utter nonsense.
Erickson had this to say on his radio show: “We can’t have the conversations we need to have in this country about mental health and evil,” Erickson said. “We cannot have those conversations. It is impossible to have conversations like that in a society that can look at a 65-year-old male Olympian and say ‘Hey, he’s a girl now. We have to start calling him Caitlyn.”
He repeated this stinking pile of horse crap on his blog, in a piece titled “The Conversation We Won’t Have” (probably because it’s a black hole of stupidity dragging down the collective IQ of anyone who reads it):
“As a nation, when these things happen, we never have the conversation about real evil. We also never have the conversation about mental health.
Instead, we descend into partisan conversations where everything is political and neither side can concede or acknowledge the other’s points. Everyone and everything gets blamed while ignoring the actual person who killed.
A society that looks at a 65 year old male Olympian and, with a straight face, declares him a her and “a new normal” cannot have a conversation about mental health or evil because that society no longer distinguishes normal from crazy and evil from good. Our American society has a mental illness — overwhelming narcissism and delusion — and so cannot recognize what crazy or evil looks like.”
Well, Mr. Erickson, I’m afraid I must disagree; I recognise crazy when I see it and it’s staring me right in the face whenever I see your picture or read your bilious spew.
It turns out crazy is pretty easy to see at times.