Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
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He just can't help himself, folks

James Lileks, who is no more in control of his writing than a horse is in control of swatting flies, writes an extremely pissy column today that I won't go into since it's mostly more mid-life-crisis whingeing. But I will note that in the face of a massive natural disaster with a million people in need -- in fact, while actually linking to a charitable organization to which his readers can donate to aid those needy people -- he simply cannot resist a bit of completely pointless, arbitrary, mean, Frog-bashing. Discussing a FEMA webpage that lists charitable organizations that are lending a hand to the Katrina relief effort, he notes:

Last time I checked the French weren’t helping much, either – odd. The one place in the country where their guys could read the signs, and they don’t bother to pitch in.

You know, I'm probably over-hyperbolizing this, but what's the difference between this attitude and anti-Semitism? The guy is fucking poisoned by his hatred of France, for daring to oppose a war that has turned into a complete disaster. He can't even write about the relief effort for a giant catastrophe without slipping in some completely random poke at the worthless Frenchies. I'm sure he was wracking his brain to come up with a way to reference their alleged wartime cowardice and tendency towards capitulation, but he was probably just too tired.

(Another reason, BTW, I'm not reading the right-wing websites this week: I am 100% certain, with every fiber of my big fat being, that somewhere, as we speak, there are at least a thousand people desperately trying to come up with a way to blame this whole thing on Bill Clinton.)
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