Among many other crimes and horrors, Florida’s Cubans, writes Moore in his book “Downsize This,” are responsible for “sleaze and influence-peddling in American politics. … In every incident of national torment that has deflated our country for the past three decades … Cuban exiles are always present and involved.”
Such a blanket trashing of an entire ethnic group straddles the very dictionary definition of bigotry. Normally the entire Democratic Party would work itself into a collective froth against the villain who spouted such “hate speech.” Normally every media outlet in the land would promptly and boastfully ban this villain from its airwaves, broadcasting the decision between film clips of fire hoses in Selma, cross burnings and torchlight storm troopers at Nuremberg.
Moore himself denounces Republicans as “people who hate … people who get up at six in the morning trying to figure out which minority group they’re going to screw today.”
But ah! In “Downsize This,” Moore was insulting Cuban-Americans (i.e., Republicans), you see. So all is forgiven. So, instead of being pummeled as a bigot by the usual media, academic and governmental sniffers and snouters, Moore was feted as the guest of honor at the last Democratic Convention, squatting his gargantuan gluteus in the very president’s box alongside Jimmy Carter, then waddling onto the stage at Boston’s FleetCenter to an ovation rivaling even the one that deafened Fidel Castro when he addressed Harvard Law School and Washington’s National Press Club in 1959. Though it was close.
Read the whole thing at Newsmax.