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Friday, April 20, 2012

That damned Role

What's Mallard raving about today?


Because the true victims here are people whose motives for gunning down innocent people are being called into question.


Tog said...

No, in Tinsley's view the real victims in this crime are the assorted crackerpundits struggling hysterically to justify this murder:

"He was wearing a hoodie! What do you expect?"

"The shooting was completely justified! CRIMES had been committed in that area!"

"Why didn't the little thug just SUBMIT?"

That last one is the real tell, isn't it. For all the horseshit Bell Curve rhetoric I've heard since, about how violent "the darks" are, I'm honestly surprised there hasn't been perpetual rioting since these asshats weighed in on How That Black Kid Asked For It (without "waiting for the facts," you've surely noticed).

I think Peggy Noonan took the cake for her "Paris Trout" approach: (paraphrased) What's the big deal? It's just a n****r. If it were white, nobody'd give two shits.

And that's Tinsley's cue to take the murder of a kid minding his own damn business--and the subsequent right-wing media vilification of his parents, for Christ's sake--and announce, once again, that White People are the true victims. The ONLY victims.

Just like during Katrina!

Tinsley specified "white racism" because he knew African-American community leaders and media figures would be protesting this latest injustice. Now, just watch him start shrieking about the horrors of "black racism."

I really hope that this rotten son of a bitch has a major "Lee Atwater Epiphany" before he croaks and spends his final hours groveling for forgiveness.

Steve-O said...

I just can't believe how stupid the conservatives are. By constantly screeching that the only real racism is reverse racism they are alienating the voter blocks that they will need to win national (and many statewide) elections in the future. Have they really gone that far off the rails? Do they think they need the racist vote more than the Hispanic vote, the African-American vote, and all other minority votes? Maybe they do. I still can't wrap my mind around it.

Kip W said...

Tog called this a day or two back. Tin's going to climb farther and farther out on that "reverse racism" branch and blame political correctness for harshing Zimmerman's innocent joy at killing somebody with no consequences.

There's this weird feeling in the strip. Like we're nearing the last day at the Fillmore compound.

CW in LA said...

Here's where this strip's ridiculous time lag really bites. The cable/internet shitstorm over this had finally subsided with Zimmerman charged and facing trial. But only now are we getting Brews' inevitable temper tantrum over the widespread opinion that shooting an unarmed 17-year old is a bad thing.

I suppose anyone could have guessed that Tinsh's attitude would be "People who are sorry the black kid is dead are the REAL racists" (and possibly some of the regulars called it, but I'm too lazy to go back and check). But that doesn't make it any less disgusting.

rewinn said...

Martyrbation (n): The pleasure of complaining about being persecuted, when practiced by people who aren't actually being persecuted.

Example: "In an orgy of martyrbation, the drunken white cartoonist complained that it is persecution to treat the gunning down of an unarmed kid as a crime."

Steve-O said...

This is the shittiest way to "wait for all the facts to come out" that I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Yup, is it just me, or does it seem like he getting just plain weird, even in comparison to prior strips?

Frank Stone said...

Aw, look -- Brucie thinks he's being clever. No dice, Brucie; we already know what you're really talking about.

It's just killing you that you can't come right out and proclaim your wholehearted, unqualified support for Zimmerman, isn't it, old sport?

Allow me to make a humble prediction about what will happen when "the facts come out" and George Zimmerman is convicted of second-degree murder:

Mallard/Brucie and his ilk will have absolutely nothing to say about the case, and will do their best to pretend it never existed. If pressed for comment, they will shrug, mumble something noncommittal, and nervously change the subject.

MissD said...

"and as we move into the hurricane, wildfire and tornado season, we know you're all wondering ......what role white racism has in all this...."

Just ask Pat Robertson. It means god is pissed at you for your white racism!

Tog said...

@MissD: THANK YOU. Once again, Tinsley has taken a bit of insanity from his own end and attributed it to STOOPIT LIBURULZ.

@Kip W: It was like predicting the sun would come up in the morning.

But I'm sure even the most cynical of us could not have predicted what happened today at Zimmerman's bail hearing: the judge grilled prosecutors to present trial evidence and Zimmerman was allowed to address the parents of his victim with a phony, self-serving apology.

Somebody's really desperate to set off a race war, aren't they. (Tinsley: "Yeah! It's those STOOPIT LIBURULZ!")

Bill the Splut said...

To recap: Like disasters, White Racism is a Force of Nature, unstoppable by any human action, and the killing of the Lesser Races is an Act of God. And now God's Only Second Son, Zimmerchrist, is being crucified for making others die for his sins.

Bruce, I'm sure every white racist will wholeheartedly agree with you. That's what you wanted to say with this strip, right?