Pat Powers, Troy Jones, Mark Kirkeby, and other Republicans agreed with the Displaced Plainsman and me that Brad Ford's original November 6 blog post against racial blending and women in the workforce was blatantly racist, misogynist, vile, and inexcusable. Powers duly deconstructed Ford's whining non-apology.
Unchastened, or perhaps juiced by the attention, Ford cannonballs into the cesspool again. Here's the link, but wait—don't click! As the very literate LK notes, Ford's incoherence would set off a breathalyzer. I'll spare you the trouble of sorting through the verbal vomit and summarize what Ford is saying:
- I'm better than everyone else.
- Social engineering.
- Leftists control everything.
- Too many people in wheelchairs on TV.
- Nazis again.
- South Dakota Nazis.
- People who criticize me are engaged in a crude sexual act.
Ford nearly bursts a blood vessel trying to poop out every bit of the undigested slop he consumes daily from the John Birch newsletters on the coffee table in Gordon Howie's bunker. But he avoids taking ownership of the clearest words he's published online this year. He even tries to edit them out of existence. Here's how he summarizes the statement that started this ruckus:
My observation that “Gay sex will prosper, racial blending will see a surge, women will be prominent in the consumer-driven workforce” was intended as a statement of fact, not of bias [Brad Ford, "Social Engineering + Demagoguery or a Colorblind South Dakota," The Right Side, November 12, 2012].
Ford makes no logical connection between this sentence and any other sentence in today's essay. But witness his revisionism from the original November 6 passage:
After all, isn’t the political “Iron Triangle”–government, education, media–really “owned” by the Left? Does anyone think for a minute that Western Civilization, Christianity, and traditional values will fare well under liberals of any stripe? Gay sex will prosper, racial blending will surge, a food-stamp mentality will flourish, and harassed women will be prominent in the consumer-driven workforce-but is that really progress? [emphasis in original; Brad Ford, "Right Must Work Harder Regardless of Who Wins," Right Side, November 6, 2012]
But is that really progress? Those five words provoked the fight. Those five words make clear that Ford is making not a statement of fact but a statement of value—homosexuality, racial interaction, and women in the workforce are bad.
And now, met with broad condemnation of his hateful words, Ford tries to hide what he said and calls everyone else Nazis.
There's just no reasoning with some people. Brad, go to your room.
And Gordon, do you really want Ford's racism and misogyny sullying your efforts to pretend to political relevance, not to mention raise money? I mean, seriously, you can't be getting the money for your fancy office and web properties and TV equipment entirely from racists and sexists, can you?