This hoax is fresh out of the Limbaugh pie hole. Harvard professor Noel Ignatiev is a demon from Hell. Perfect mate to hoaxes claiming manifestations of Sharia Law in the Midwest.
Thing is, this is a spoof:
-- "White males are cancer on the Earth"RWNJs are taking it seriously. Here's Oxycontin Boy:
-- “Liberal professor Noel Ignatiev calls for genocide"
-- "The goal of destroying the white race is simply so desirable, it boggles the mind trying to understand how anyone could possibly object to it"
-- "At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing."
"I look at how easily people are made to follow and made to believe things, and lied to, and act like sheep. There's a professor...a liberal professor named Noel Ignatiev, and he is actually teaching -- and I am not making this up -- he is actually teaching and telling white male students to commit suicide to benefit society. 'The key to solving the social problems of our age it to abolish the white race.'"As is typical, Limbaugh does non-rational argument. No need to connect with real world facts.
-- Rush Limbaugh
This "White Suicide" hoax works as a point-of-sale impulse item. The shiny wrapper comes off in an instant and the product is consumed. And once it's consumed, the Believer sets himself up to defend his new prejudice.
And it doesn't matter that a Believer here and there wakes up and rejects it.
Structured hoaxes are the most common form for mainstream Republican propaganda. The form works like this goof piece, pretty much like the most successful RWNJ hoaxes out there today:
The alleged interviewer, "Ivan Fernando," is fictional. As of this morning the RWNJ-VRWC crews are going along like it came off CNN/Fox/Bloomberg with live video.
Republicans have gotten so &^%%^& crazy over the years, so mentally disordered that the very form of a propaganda hoax is sufficient to kill their THINK switch. "And I'm not making this up" from Limbaugh is key to understanding how it snaps in place.
If Limbaugh had made it up himself then he would know its delusional. Can't have that; "delusional" is bad. But since this fantasy comes from an external source -- any external source -- he is happy as the camel-on-Wednesday critter to be a Believer.
One part paranoia. One part suspend-your-disbelief. That's the formula.
Of course it's half crazy.
The Republican world view in 2013 is based on these hoaxes. You betcha, hoaxes can die. And there's no reason this Republican house of cards isn't vulnerable to collapse. What happened to the Whigs can happen to the Republicans, all in a year or two.
More funny stuff from the source article below the orange muffin:
The echo pieces can't get straight where Ignatiev teaches. The right answer is Harvard. And he's not retiring, not today anyway. None of which matters.
What we've got here is that damn near anything that fits the Structured Hoax model is an automatic buy-in for our "conservative base" neighbors. The poor bastards have been rendered senseless.
Zingers from the original spoof article:
-- “If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a diseaseThat's what Limbaugh and Clones reported as fact. And never apologized for presenting.
-- "White males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites!"
-- The good Professor’s sound and reasonable words resonate with every enlightened and progressive mind. They are indisputable and no one can debate them. They should not be controversial in the slightest, yet remarkably a few far-right extremists object to Prof. Ignatiev’s advice.
-- Prof. Ignatiev’s critics say that openly calling for students, even if they are white males, to kill themselves was inappropriate and perhaps excessive. In this article, we will look at the other side of the issue.
-- "The goal of destroying the white race is simply so desirable, it boggles the mind trying to understand how anyone could possibly object to it."
-- "Obviously, all whites need to be destroyed, but why not start with white males? They are behind most of history’s greatest atrocities. Besides, some of the brothers like to bang white women."
-- "The whole purpose of white male culture is to perpetuate their privileged status and continue their oppression of non-whites. Whites don’t have a culture like other races in which traditions and customs are preserved as an expression of a common identity."
-- "White people are a disease, they are parasites! They don’t deserve to live!"
-- "Eventually, I would like to put white males in concentration camps and work them to death just like they’ve done to everyone else. When they are all dead we can throw a party and dance around their corpses!"
Amazing.... And by the way, when we get out and talk to people, how hard can it be to beat these guys? Target "Base" Republican voters and talk to them. Take on the hoaxes as hoaxes; trust common sense to prevail.