Or Jewish Muslim. Or Muslim Jewish atheist. Or atheist Muslim Jewish Muslim communist. What the fuck, America. What the fuck.
About 46 seconds in, look at the top of the effigy’s head:
(Via The Daily Dish. Thanks to Leila for the tip.)
I love how the star of David has become shorthand for everything that’s wrong with the non-Christian, non-white world. (Maybe that’s why I still can’t bring myself to wear mine regularly. It pains me to think that right-wingers are stealing our own symbol from us, just like they stole the word liberal.) What is the statement here? That Obama’s controlled by Jews? That Muslims are controlled by Jews? That Jews and Muslims and black people are all the same thing? And why didn’t the reporter mention the star in the description of the effigy?
Also, need I comment on how scary it is that this guy can hang A RACIST EFFIGY ON HIS FRONT LAWN and feel comfortable enough to discuss it – named – with the local media?
Racism, anti-Semitism, and other -isms always escalate in times of turmoil and economic distress, and we’re seeing that pretty clearly right now.