Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Your Tears Taste Like Yummy Candy

So today, in "News that makes Dori lol," we find our dear friend and purveyor of sugary evil energy drinks, Michael Savage, has been banned from entering the UK. He has threatened to sue Home Secretary Jaqui Smith for defamation of character.

To which I respond, what character are you referring to Mr. Savage? The character that called autistic children fakers and their parents failures as disciplinarians? Or maybe the character that feels his peen shrivel at the idea of women who consider themselves people? OH! I KNOW! You mean the character that manages to engage in xenophobic and homophobic rhetoric at the same time!

In response to Mr. Savage, Jaqui Smith had this to say:
"Coming to this country is a privilege," she said. "If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded."

What Mr. Savage is missing in this whole debacle is one key concept that has been beautifully articulated by the British Government. He is not owed access to their space. They can decide who to let in and who not to let in (for all his screaming about immigration and restricting it I would think he would understand that basic fact) and that access to another country is a privilege that they grant to you, not an obligation that you are owed.

One final note Mr. Savage, if you don't like being compared to hateful, dangerous bigots then stop acting like one and encouraging them, because like it or not, there are consequences for being an asshole.

1 comment:

  1. Oh god yes. I saw that story this morning and I was like...who the hell is he suing and for what? Dumbass. One does not merely walk into Britain...