Revisiting Scott, Department Mascot
From one Scott to another: I hadn’t checked in with Scott "The Pout" Sala, Minister of Information at Slant Point, for a while - at least not since he pussied out and banned comments (for which read "dissent", for which read "ridicule") like a big girl’s blouse - but the other night I grew weary of smashing my face off the corner of the knackered Ikea tables in my living room and decided to stop by Scott’s place to really get some pain going.
The first thing that caught my eye was this post on the riots in France ("So, are the French Muslims the new Blacks?"). It’s no surprise that Slanty is firmly in the "Muslim violence movement" school of analysis (having obviously never seen this film predict the scenes in Paris ten years ago) but he makes some interesting comparisons between the French situation and the American civil rights movement in the 1960s.
"Stay tuned to the Arab thug after effects of the new revolution", he warns us. "Muslim Power groups, Muslim gangs and the equivalent of Muslim gangsta rap music".
Yeah, uh, okay. And all that other stuff, like employment and voting rights, a stab at equality, the freedom not to get fucking hung out of a tree – that sort of thing? Apparently not worth a mention.
It’s funny, I expected Sala’s anti-Muslim stance to be fairly bald-faced, but I have to admit that I was a little taken aback by how casually he reveals his disdain for the legacy of the civil rights movement in his own country. If only them uppity blacks were still in the cotton fields we wouldn’t have to put up with all those 50 Cent records, eh Scott?
Further down the page there’s a post beginning with this sentence: "First, let me start by saying Rosa Parks was a hero", a phrase which starts the alarm bells ringing immediately, being that it is an only slightly reworked version of that old classic, "I’m not a racist, but". Here he complains that black people have the audacity to raise the spectre of institutional racism, a charge that is "irresponsible" even if it is true (which, as Scott himself admits, is at least a possibility – although only after he has derided those that suggest so as "conspiracy theorists").
At this point I realize two things: first, that Scott Sala really is an unbelievable idiot, and second, that his favourite creepy Orwellian buzzword is "irresponsible", most frequently attached to some unflattering - or not sufficiently adulatory - media story about The Glorious Leader and The Party. Look at these search results, for the love of fuck.
Sala is the worst kind of apologist, engaging as he does in a mere pretence of critical analysis before dropping to his knees at the ass of Bush and the dick of Cheney. The most embarrassing recent instance of this was his enthusiastic endorsement of the Harriet Miers nomination, and subsequent enthusiastic endorsement of the Harriet Miers withdrawal, as if he had advocated the latter the whole time. The man has no opinions of his own, simply swallowing and regurgitating whatever The Party hands down without question, like a good little propagandist.
In summary, Scott Sala is a ridiculous fucking asshole, and I would’ve told him as much at his own place if he weren’t such a bitch to go with it.