Michelle Malkin versus the “Jesus Piece”
A rap musician styling himself as “The Game” released a new album this week, which is called “Jesus Piece” This is, I gather, a reference to a flashy gold necklace with Jesus’ face on it. The cover of the album resembles a stained-glass church window in which a black Jesus is wearing a “Jesus Piece” and some other gang paraphernalia, including a tattoo, and there are cannabis leaves depicted in the background. The parental advisory on the cover leads one to suspect the contents of the album display a similarly refined taste.
Judging by the response, even some of The Game’s fans think this cover was tasteless or blasphemous. Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin and her Twitter-watching website, Twitchy, probably are not big fans of his music, but they dared to call attention to the album cover and relay both praise and criticism from Twitter users. Malkin presciently anticipated that anyone who dared to tender such criticism would be denounced as a “racist.”
The Game (whose Twitter user name, it should be noted, would be considered a hate crime if a white person repeated it) proved Makin right within a matter of minutes, as he howled on Twitter: “Boycott Michelle Malkin NOW! She’s racist & makin’ racial & blashphemist comments about my album. Same b!$&% said Obama isn’t AMERICAN.”
A large number of The Game’s fans followed suit, except many of them didn’t bother obscuring words far worse than “bitch” with exclamation points and dollar signs. Twitchy has collected some of them here, while Malkin re-tweeted some of the worst insults for posterity. Suffice it to say that no aspect of her racial background, physical appearance, or anatomy went unexplored.
Of course, the irony of hurling racial and sexist insults at Malkin while simultaneously accusing her of racism, merely because she criticized the artwork on an album cover, was completely lost on these people. They also had a delightful tendency to pepper their foaming-at-the-mouth hatred with accusations that Malkin is a “hater,” too. Rarely has the psychological phenomenon of “projection” been accomplished with such high-definition 3D 48-frames-per-second clarity. Or, if you prefer, it’s a demonstration of how the actual meaning of terms like “racist,” “sexist,” and “hater” has been bleached away by the Left, until its more slow-witted followers merely scream the words as generic curses devoid of intrinsic meaning. If you’re someone they don’t like, you’re guilty of racism, sexism, and hatred… and they see nothing incongruous about flinging accusations of hatred, crude ethnic slurs, and even threats of rape at a woman they have re-classified into a non-person.
It’s a pity the mouth-breathers were so busy pounding out sub-literate insults, because they probably missed some of the witty repartee between Malkin and The Game:
MALKIN: Pfft. What do you know about respect? Every other word out of your mouth is “bitch.”
THE GAME: Appropriate for YOU.
What a charming fellow. Of course, you won’t hear one damn word about Malkin’s treatment by The Game and his fans from the media sob sisters who will spend all weekend wailing that Susan Rice’s prospective nomination for Secretary of State was scuttled by “racists” and “sexists,” rather than cogent and devastating criticism of her performance.
One thing about The Game and his fans is a bit confusing. He’s obviously a big fan of Barack Obama, and it’s probably safe to assume most of his fans are, as well. So… why aren’t they listening to a word the man says? Did they miss Obama’s historic address to the United Nations, following the “Innocence of Muslims” YouTube riots – you know, the ones he and Susan Rice falsely blamed for the attack on the Benghazi consulate? It was a very widely remarked-upon speech, because it contained this line: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” But that’s not all he said:
The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons. The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources – it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs; workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the women and men that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support.
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shia pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies. That’s the vision we will support.
(Emphasis added.) So how about it, Mr. Game and assorted playas? Is Barack Obama a “bitch” too? Because if you look hard at the lovely Mrs. Malkin, you’ll see him standing right next to her, shoulder to shoulder on this one issue at least. And he’s got this expression on his face:
Of course, if Obama really meant all the stuff he said at the United Nations, he wouldn’t sit quietly while Michelle Malkin calls out rappers for violating the principles he swore his devotion too… and in return suffers insults and threats a thousand times worse than any tasteless joke ever told about Sandra Fluke. In fact, as far as I know, the President hasn’t even bothered to call Michelle Malkin and see if she’s okay.