By Ben Cohen
Alan Keye’s is perhaps the ultimate symbol of Right Wing lunacy. Keye’s views on race, sex and abortion are so contorted and fanatical, even the hardest Republicans regard him as a nut job. Check out this wonderful paragraph published on his blog on Barack Obama’s historic Presidency:
In every important respect Obama’s victory
in the 2008 presidential election was a victory for racism. First there
was the racist claim that his skin color made his election somehow
significant for black Americans with whom he otherwise shares no common
moral or historical heritage. Second, his stubborn advocacy of the
parent’s right to murder her child made it a victory in principle for
the racist notion that “inferior” physical development leaves people
with no rights that must be respected by their supposed betters. Third,
the US Constitution has been openly set aside on account of fears that
racist violence would result from investigating the facts regarding his
citizenship at birth (lest they support the conclusion that he is
constitutionally ineligible to serve as President of the United
States.) Truth, right and the Constitution all sacrificed for the sake
of racist fears and premises.
The rest of the article (not worth reading, I can assure you), is a rant against Sotomayor (she’s a racist), and a war cry against liberals (all racists too). It’s hard to make sense of Keyes, mostly because he doesn’t make much sense, but it is nevertheless amusing to gain insight into his alternate universe. I’d love a psychologist to do a profile of Keyes to find out what is going on in his head, a man so fanatical in his homophobia that he cut ties to his own daughter. And remember, that’s something even Dick Cheney couldn’t bring himself to do.
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Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.