Salon’s pet Libertarian, Glenn Greenwald, has made even more of an ass of himself than before.
I know, I know, it hardly seems possible. Facts have a nasty way of trashing suppositions, though, and this time he did.
Greenwald went so far as to claim that supporters of President Obama would literally excuse him for committing forcible rape, even against a nun.
Yes, you read that right.
Let’s leave aside for the moment that this first requires us to believe that President Obama would do something so heinous. The suspension of disbelief that alone requires, straining credulity as it does, has to be left alone for the moment to carry Greenwald’s latest burst of insanity just a bit further.
I can safely presume everyone reading this had a mother. I know I did. I have a sister, and there is a woman in my life I love very deeply.
To presume that I can leave those aside and rationalize a hypothetical crime of violence even against an abstracted nun in order to continue to support President Obama is a contortion of imagination that defies…well, imagination.
Greenwald’s loathsome nonsense has been annoying and offensive before. This, though, is an affront to every norm of civilized discourse, and it’s time for him to go.
I’ve written Salon’s management insisting they publicly fire him. I know it won’t happen, they like the page views his libertarian fanbois bring them far too much to let something so inconvenient as using images of forcible rape as discussion fodder dissuade them from publishing his repellent screeds.
I have only one more message for Greenwald: