The bigotry of Ann Coulter


I tried to like Ann Coulter. I really did. I bought a few of her books. I am a right winger but her views are too extreme. She is ignorant and nauseating. She appeals to the basest prejudices. It is hard to tell when she is being flippant.

She preaches against immigration. The USA is all about immigration. The Coulters are not Native Americans. The US is more of an immigrant country than any other. There is of course such a thing as excessive immigration. One should limit immigration and be selective about it.

Her latest book is entitled ”Adios America” and her subtitle explains how it is an assault on the left’s plan to turn the United States into a Third World basket case. Republicans are not totally opposed to immigration and Democrats are not in favour of unrestricted immigration.

Miss Coulter goes on to sya how it is ghastly to permit ”illiterate Afghan peasants” into the USA since they will probably turn into suicide bombers. There are tens of thousand of Afghan-Americans. SO far as I know none of them has set off a bomb in the USA. Plenty of white Americans have committed terrorist attacks in the USA. Was it wrong to let these whites in?

She is right that illiteracy is a widespread problem in Afghanistan. I do not know of any illiterate people from Afghanistan moving to the United States. It seems that she is racist against the Afghans. WHy single them out as a nationality that should not be allowed in? The USA supported the majority of Afghans in resisting communism. Should this not be a basis for friendship?> The Afghan Army and police fought alongside the US military against the Taleban. Is she too ignorant or ungrateful to recognise that many Afghans are pro American? The elected Afghan Government wanted the US military there.

How about peasants? So she appeals to class prejudice. She often accuses the Democrats of being snobs. See how she sneers at the working class. Someone who works a small farm is a peasant. Does she despise American farmers? Most European immigrants to the USA before the 20th century came from smallholdings. But they were peasants so they should have been barred from entry to the USA – that is what she must believe. I wonder where the Coulters started out in society.

The fact that the title begins with Adios hints at anti Latino prejudice. Perhaps it is wrong to draw this inference.

She is a loathsome woman. She is staggeringly stupid. She knows very little about Islam. She is a war monger and she insults billions of people. Her revolting views are what fuel anti American prejudice. She appeals to all that is worst in US public opinion. There are highly intelligent, articulate and reasonable Americans. Ann Coulter encourages Americans to reject all this qualities. She wants her compatriots to be willfully ignorant, conceited and bellicose.


About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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