Last week, Rodner Figueroa, the host of El Gordo y La Flaca on Univision, was interviewing a makeup artist on air when she made a comment that Michelle Obama looked like a character from "Planet Of The Apes." Although Mr. Figueroa disdained the remark, he was fired by Univision pursuant to complaints from the White House, and he has been widely maligned on social media for racial intolerance and for disseminating "hate speech."
Mr. Figueroa, who is Hispanic, was innocent of anything remotely resembling racial intolerance. He is, on the contrary, the unfortunate victim of the intolerance of Empress Michelle. And the only hate speech involved here is that being circulated against Mr. Figueroa on Facebook and Twitter.
The development of ridiculous situations such as this is facilitated by the liberal left myth that hate speech can be spewed only by the hateful right. Yet hate speech (including that myth) emanates almost exclusively from the left.
Who can forget Martin Bashir's suggestion that someone defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth?
And how about the Wisconsin union member who threatened to gut Governor Scott Walker's wife Tonette like a deer?
These and most other incidents of hate speech are precipitated, not surprisingly, by hate. And since hatred is almost totally confined to the left, it should not surprise us that the left is the source of most hate speech. But what is the source of the hatred that underlies this deluge of vitriol from the left?
It is induced – deliberately – by opportunistic charlatans like Al Sharpton and by the Democrat party. Democrats desperately and perpetually need distractions to keep their followers from noticing their failures and lies. Republicans and other conservatives have traditionally filled this roll, but the charade requires the continual creation of bases on which conservative principles can be denounced and ridiculed.
Racism has been the mainstay of conservative demonizers for the last 50 years, but it's getting threadbare. Too many Blacks have decided to drop out of the Democrat plantation and join the mainstream White culture, and their successes have demonstrated the lack of Black antagonism in the White community.
So Democrats are drumming up new minorities to be persecuted by the nasty conservatives. Muslims are a natural, since they are compliant in the masquerade, welcoming it as a smokescreen for their own plans to turn the United States into a sharia based caliphate.
Queers are another source of hate fodder, but they require more work. The CDC estimates that queers comprise only 2.3% of the American population. The Williams institute at UCLA Law School arrived at a number of 1.7%. 2% of a population, most of whom are far more interested in just being left alone with their same sex sex, drugs, and alcohol than they are in political activism, don't excite much backlash from the 98% of normal people.
Therefore, a backlash must be created. Christian bakers must be found and deliberately antagonized to provoke a rational response, which can then be ballyhooed into anti-queer sentiment assignable to all conservative Christians. And when a State Governor signs legislation into law prohibiting such Christian baiting, his action must be mischaracterized as unconscionable homophobia assignable to his whole State.
And that's what stimulates such hate speech as Sales Force CEO Marc Benioff's tweet : "Today we are canceling all programs that require our customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination."
After all, since the same law is on the books in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois (voted for by then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Texas – not to mention a federal law signed by Bill Clinton in 1993 – why pick on Indiana?
Unless it's to stir up hate speech against its Republican governor.