There seems to be a lot of ‘you’re a Nazi and a bigot’ accusations being thrown back and forth between two very high profile charismatic male celebrities lately.
I dunno, one minute the Pope is calling Richard Dawkins and his atheists a bunch of bigoted Nazis and the next minute Richard Dawkins is calling the Pope and his theists and bunch of bigoted Nazis.
On a par with being a Nazi though (apparently) is (according to both) being a transperson – specifically (ha I wonder why?) a female transperson.
I mean, just get a load of what Richard Dawkins obviously considered to be an earth-shattering put-down of the Pope earlier in March of this year:
“As the College of Cardinals must have recognized when they elected him, he is perfectly – ideally – qualified to lead the Roman Catholic Church. A leering old villain in a frock”
Really? Then perhaps you may have missed the Pope’s condemnation of transsexuals, transgendered people, transvestites and genderqueers in his pre-Christmas address, but a few months before, Professor Dawkins?
“The topic that most grabbed press attention came about halfway through the 30-minute long address: transsexuals.
Without actually using the word, Benedict took a subtle swipe at those who might undergo sex-change operations or otherwise attempt to alter their God-given gender. Defend “the nature of man against its manipulation,” Benedict told the priests, bishops and cardinals gathered Monday in the ornate Clementine hall. “The Church speaks of the human being as man and woman, and asks that this order is respected.” The Pope again denounced the contemporary idea that gender is a malleable definition. That path, he said, leads to a “self-emancipation of man from creation and the Creator.”
Nevertheless though, even if you did all that’s a bit besides the point. Ironically, you big yourself up there on that podium the voice of rationalism yet IMHO the proof of the pudding’s in the eating. In effect with your “leering old villain in a frock” jibe you are not only being transphobic and sexist – specifically misogynistic; but you are also making the unfortunately all too common, totally ignorant assumption of conflating paedophilia with transsexuality. You may be some exceptionally well-read, high-falutin’ Professor of whatever but it would seem that – when it comes to us transfolk – you get all you information about us from the the daily tabloid.
And, by the way, putting men down by likening them to women is one of the most puerile prime examples of old school laddish sexism in the book, mateyboy.
Also, you accuse the Pope of being a Nazi Pope?
Well, he certainly does want to see transpeople wiped off the face of the earth – and probably LGBT people and feminists too. But since – as you say he’s a ‘Nazi Pope’ is he also the author of the quite frankly batshit insane conspiracy theory expressed below which perpetuates the slanderous myth of an all-powerful, all-pervaisive “Jewish Lobby”?:
“When you think about how fantastically successful the Jewish lobby has been, though, in fact, they are less numerous I am told — religious Jews anyway — than atheists and [yet they] more or less monopolize American foreign policy as far as many people can see.”
So, who was it then? David Duke? Nick Griffin? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Mel Gibson?
Because actually, it was YOU:
Now, if you had said “Pro-Israeli Lobby” – which incidentally contains a large number of right-wing American protestant evangelicals and even quite a few decidedly atheistic socialists – then I mightn’t have felt compelled to draw that Hitler moustache right under your nose which you may not see was there. Ironically, many Jewish people are highly critical of Israel – possibly to the extent that proportionally MORE Jews are critical of Israel and its policies than proportionally amongst non-Jews.
But you said: “Jewish Lobby”, didn’t you.
So to you Professor Dawkins, and to all the other bigots, racists, Jewhaters, anti-Semites and all-round guillable little schmucks out there: For the last frigging time…………
FUCKING JEWISH LOBBY!
I mean, *hello*(!)
And Pope/Dawkins; Dawkins-meet-Pope: Please stop passing me – as a transperson – back and forth as the ‘lowest common denominator’ insult – like some political football. Why can’t you just do what the other insecure teenage schoolboys do already and stage a pissing competition amongst yourselves instead?
After all, I, for one, have had enough in my life of unscrupulous alpha-male elites kicking me when I’m down.