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Aaron Schlossberg Goes Viral Yelling at Spanish Speakers in NYC. Fear Isn't Just in Flyover Country.

Aaron Schlossberg became an overnight internet star when a video of his unhinged rant at two women speaking Spanish went viral. This 42-year-old Manhattan lawyer was irate that people in America don't always speak English. Mind you he chose to vent in an eatery on New York's Madison Ave. I ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Lectures the British Parliament on Transgenderism. How We Got Here.

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Trump Tweets a Threat to the Rule of Law

Donald Trump has threatened to intervene in the Justice Department. He has heard the cries of congressional conservatives bleating that the DoJ has dragged its feet handing over documents. And he whined that what has been handed over was too edited. And why not? He has to do something to divert attention from ...

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Aaron Schlossberg became an overnight internet star when a video of his unhinged rant at two women speaking Spanish went viral. This 42-year-old Manhattan lawyer was irate that people in America don’t always speak English. Mind you he chose to vent in an eatery on New York’s Madison Ave. I repeat – New York – where you can hear 98.7% of all global languages spoken. (I made up the stat, but is as close as dammit).

It turns out that Aaron is not new to the ‘stop and yell’ tactic. Two years ago he accosted the Massachusettes-born Willie Morris on NY’s Fifth Avenue and blessed him with this lunacy:

“What country you from? I’m gonna call the police. You don’t run into people. I’m a citizen here. You’re not. You’re an ugly fucking foreigner, so fuck you!”. Adding, “You’re not allowed to walk on the wrong side of the street.”

In good humor, Morris allowed that Schlossberg may have a case in his assessment of Morris’ looks, but he was factually wrong on his citizenship status.

It is evident that Schlossberg has anger management issues to go along with his racism. Also, he’s a coward. When tracked down by intrepid reporters from The New York Post, the big man hid under an umbrella and whined he was being attacked. Such is the spineless inconsequence of a blowhard bully.

Let’s examine the thing that set Schlossberg off – people speaking Spanish. Here’s the deal. America has no official language. There is nothing in the Constitution – nor in case law – that demands people speak English. I suspect that the First Amendment would be a powerful tool to deny any move to establish an official language.

Having said that if you want to get ahead in America, you should learn to speak English. It is as useful a skill as computer literacy – not mandatory but a good idea. Immigrants have always known this. Overwhelmingly they have insisted that their children learn and use English. However, there is nothing wrong – it is even a benefit – to speaking more than one language. It is important enough to be an integral part of the education of English speaking students.

Trump, a life-long racist has made hay out of xenophobia. He tapped into the fears of whites across the land who think they are ‘losing their country’. And while the image of a white racist is Bubba, down on the farm, in fly-over country, Aaron Schlossberg shows that mindless racism can wear a tie and work in the nation’s most diverse city.

Hopefully, this is the darkness before the dawn and no future President will stoke the fears of Schlossberg and his fellow travelers to win office.

 

 

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Donald Trump Jr. Uses the Miscreant’s Defense of Last Resort: “I Can’t Remember”.

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The transcript of Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony to the Senate was released today. And we learned that Junior has the memory of a goldfish. There is no event significant enough that this antithesis of Mr. Memory isn’t capable of forgetting. You have to wonder at the scope of his amnesia. But then reality sets in. It may […]

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Pastor Robert Jeffress is a prominent evangelical. He was on hand to lead prayers at the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem. His presence illustrates an intrinsic and callous sadism of evangelical philosophy. Especially when it comes to their eschatology — or their understanding of end times. Let me explain. Evangelicals believe that for the second coming of […]

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Sex, sexuality and gender identity are all matters of supreme interest and intense fear. How much of the fear is learned behavior, and how much is innate, a more knowledgeable mind than mine will have to decide. Regardless, the history of religion would be incomplete without a lot of time devoted to the subject. Sometimes, as with […]

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