Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hate Speech Gallery: Savage Is In Good Company

When It Comes To Antilocution (?)

O.K., so Michael Savage is not alone in profiteering from hate speech. Look at the post below (7/22) and look closely at the definition of hate speech. Now here's another look at it in, say, a sliding scale and what it can lead to:
Allport's Scale of Prejudice and Discrimination

Scale 1, Antilocution. Antilocution means a majority group freely make jokes about a minority group. Speech is in terms of negative stereotypes and negative images. This is also called hate speech. It is commonly seen as harmless by the majority. Antilocution itself may not be harmful, but it sets the stage for more severe outlets for prejudice.

Scale 2 Avoidance. Harm is done through isolation.

Scale 3 Discrimination. The majority group is actively trying to harm the minority. (e.g. Jim Crow laws)

Scale 4 Physical Attack. The majority group vandalise minority group things, they burn property and carry out violent attacks on individuals or groups.

Scale 5 Extermination. An attempt to eliminate an entire group of people (e.g., Indian Wars to remove Native Americans, Final Solution to the Jewish Question in Germany, Ethnic cleansing in Armenia).

Here's a "gallery" of hate speech. Note that even the "saints" are prone to it (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr.)


According to one confidant, Hitler stated in private, "The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness..."

Michael Savage

"Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is.

Pope Benedict XVI

Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached. (quoted from a 1391 treatise as an expression of the views of the
Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus )

Michael Richards

...shouting "Shut up" to a heckler in the audience, followed by "He's a nigger!" to the rest of the audience (using the word 6 times altogether), and also making a reference to lynching.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Some of Wright's statements, such as when he said, "God Damn America", were widely interpreted as being unpatriotic and deeply offensive.

Martin Luther King

"America was founded on
genocide, and a nation that is founded on genocide is destructive."

Rod Parsley

Parsley has said that the U.S. government, by funding
Planned Parenthood, is complicit in "genocide" against African Americans, because Planned Parenthood performs abortions in the black community.

Father Charles Coughlin

"When we get through with the Jews in America, they'll think the treatment they received in
Germany was nothing."

Pat Robertson

"Regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation, God expects him to control his appetite….You can talk about sexual orientation all you want, but that will not alter the Word of God. The Bible does not compromise its standards to comply with current opinions, or the fickle, waffling positions of so-called political correctness. The Bible says homosexuality is wrong."

Mel Gibson

"I am politically incorrect, that's true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time."

Bailey Smith (Former President of the Southern Baptist Convention)

"God Almighty does not hear the prayers of a Jew)

Martin Luther

His main works on the Jews were his 60,000-word treatise
Von den Juden und Ihren L├╝gen (On the Jews and Their Lies), and Vom Schem Hamphoras und vom Geschlecht Christi (On the Holy Name and the Lineage of Christ)

Rush Limbaugh

"(Fox) is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act.... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

William F. Buckley -

Vidal called Buckley a “Crypto-
Nazi", to which Buckley replied, “Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I will sock you in your goddamn face, and you will stay plastered.”

And Last, but certainly not least: