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A lot of people have been shitting on Melania Trump for her speech, which was clearly plagiarized from a Michelle Obama speech, which was clearly plagiarized from John Q. But the bottom line is that Melania didn’t write the speech, and she certainly didn’t sign up for this when she agreed to marry Donald Trump. She signed up for a life of sunbathing, travel, and shopping. She did not sign up to speak in front of millions of people. You can’t help but feel bad for her. Poor lady.
Anyway, the Trumpettes are out in full force trying to deny that this was plagiarized. Stop. Just stop. Of course it was plagiarized. Not that it matters or is at all relevant to the future of our country. But if your kid passed in a paper that was so strikingly similar to a documented publication, they’d get a zero and you’d hold them accountable.
Whatever though, it’s really not that big of a deal. What this whole sordid affair has exposed is the hypocrisy of those on the left who have been calling Donald Trump a racist. Turtlegram columnist Dianne Williamson, a relentless Trump doomsday-er who can be both so good and so bad at times, epitomized this hypocrisy:
“Melania sounds like a cyborg.” Translation – her accent is funny because she wasn’t born in America. This is blatantly xenophobic. It’s no different than saying something like, “Michelle sounds like Aunt Jemima.” Imagine if a journalist wrote that on Facebook. All hell would break loose and social justice warriors would have a field day. But you can make fun of a woman for the way she sounds because she was born and raised in Eastern Europe, as long as she is married to Donald Trump. Then feelings no longer matter.
Here’s a column that Dianne wrote in November after Trump came to the DCU Center, asking Trump supporters if they were OK with this candidate:
Are you truly comfortable with the undercurrent of racism and xenophobia that pervades his speeches?
Xenophobia is when you’re anti-immigrant. Yet here is Dianne engaging in the same sort of xenophobia. Except instead of talking about building walls, she’s mocking the way they sound.
Here’s some more hypocrisy from commenters under her post:
Yes, we all had a good laugh at the woman who doesn’t sound like the rest of us blue blooded Americans. And it’s perfectly OK to call her a bitch. Nothing sexist about that!!!
I know, right Keith? When immigrants come over here and have trouble pronouncing words we can all have a good laugh at their expense!!!
True that Gayle!! Pretty women like that shouldn’t be allowed to talk in public. Especially when they sound so funny!!! It hurt my blue-blooded American ears!!!
Then there was this genius, who went out of her way to defend this obviously xenophobic Facebook post:
Yup, Dianne’s post had nothing to do with the way Melania sounds. Except for the fact that the first tow words she wrote were “Melania” and “sounds.”
The bottom line is that everyone defending Trump and saying this speech wasn’t plagiarized is full of shit. But so are all the people on the left who claim to care about “hate speech” and xenophobia. We’ll still keep reading Dianne’s columns because often times they can be entertaining and enlightening. But we have no choice but to call out hypocrisy when we see it. It’s just what we do here at Turtleboy Sports.
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