To say that I am disgusted does not even begin to express the utter outrage I feel inside of me as I listen to Ann Coulter’s diatribe against Mexicans on the Jorge Ramos Fusion show on May 26. (Two-minute video at the end of this post) As a political blogger, I am used to all sorts of outlandish outbursts from all sorts of political ideologies. Most mainstream political rhetoric is tempered with some semblance of decency however, disingenuous it may be. Although I am frequently accused of being a conservative, even as far as being a Republican (never mind that I can’t vote as I am not a US citizen), it has not been lost in me that there are many fanatical right-wingers that espouse removing all Mexicans from the US. What Coulter stated just cannot be ignored for the simple reason that she is held up by the conservatives in the United States in high esteem. She may not be their official spokesperson; however, she speaks for them on the national stage.
I am used to xenophobic extremists and advocates of the closed-borders mentality but to listen to someone outright state that the “Mexican culture is deficient” and US citizens should “fear Mexicans more than ISIS” is beyond repugnant.
Her outburst, notwithstanding, the fallacy of her whole argument clearly shows the racism that drives her political rhetoric.
I understand that Ann Coulter needs to drive eyeballs to her rhetoric in order to sell her books. I get that she needs to be outrageous to stay relevant. More importantly, I believe and embrace the right for anyone to speak their mind no matter how outrageous their opinion may be.
What Ann Coulter’s racist outburst has so poignantly forced me to consider is that although individuals should have the right to express themselves uncensored does not mean that outrageous expressions should be allowed to remain unchallenged.
The more I thought about Ann Coulter’s racism the angrier I got. Sure, it probably hit me hardest because I am a proud citizen of the Republic of Mexico. Sure, it probably angered me because I took her outrageous statements as being directed at me. Yes, she does not know who I am as I am just one of millions of other immigrants but the uttered hatred she expressed; I took personally as one of the immigrants she directed her diatribe to.
I was prepared to debunk each of her outrageous allegations she levied upon Mexicans all over the world with my normal measured well-researched and documented posts when I realized that such outrageousness does not need proof of how outrageous it is.
It just needs to be exposed, by her own words, so that others can see why individuals like Ann Coulter have given up the right to be taken seriously.
There are many of you that are arguing that sharing the video and writing about Ann Coulter is only growing her platform from which to express her hatred of Mexicans. I, however, still believe that many of you, no matter from what political spectrum you hail from, are decent human beings that may have the exact opposite beliefs that I hold true, but are nonetheless decent enough to express them without hate.
Ann Coulter clearly hates Mexicans and it has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with racist views deeply engrained within her being.
Rather than hide her hatred it must be exposed everywhere so everyone can understand what drives her and her political rhetoric. For that reason, everyone should take two minutes of their lives to see what racism is like today. I warn you, it is utterly hateful.