Tuesday, September 09, 2008

CBC's Heather Mallick Hates You, too.

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation, (CBC) has the following editorial posted-- so far --on the Internet. Canadians are forced to pay for the CBC.It's the law. This is what they pay for:

Heather Mallick, "A Mighty Wind blows through Republican convention."

I assume John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential partner in a fit of pique because the Republican money men refused to let him have the stuffed male shirt he really wanted. She added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn't already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies America's name inside and outside its borders yet has such a curious appeal for the right.

So why do it?

It's possible that Republican men, sexual inadequates that they are, really believe that women will vote for a woman just because she's a woman. They're unfamiliar with our true natures. Do they think vaginas call out to each other in the jungle night? I mean, I know men have their secret meetings at which they pledge to do manly things, like being irresponsible with their semen and postponing household repairs with glue and used matches. Guys will be guys, obviously.

But do they not know that women have been trained to resent other women and that they only learn to suppress this by constantly berating themselves and reading columns like this one? I'm a feminist who understands that women can nurse terrible and delicate woman hatred.

Palin was not a sure choice, not even for the stolidly Republican ladies branch of Citizens for a Tackier America. No, she isn't even female really. She's a type, and she comes in male form too.

John Doyle, the cleverest critic in Canada, comes right out and calls Palin an Alaska hillbilly. Damn his eyes, I wish I'd had the wit to come up with it first. It's safer than "white trash" but I'll pluck safety out of the nettle danger. Or something.

Doyle's job includes watching a lot of reality television and he's well-versed in the backstory. White trash — not trailer trash, that's something different — is rural, loud, proudly unlettered (like Bush himself), suspicious of the urban, frankly disbelieving of the foreign, and a fan of the American cliché of authenticity. The semiotics are pure Palin: a sturdy body, clothes that are clinging yet boxy and a voice that could peel the plastic seal off your new microwave.

'Turn your guns on Levi, ma'am'

Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favoured by this decade's woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression. Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the "pramface." Husband Todd looks like a roughneck; Track, heading off to Iraq, appears terrified. They claim to be family obsessed while being studiously terrible at parenting. What normal father would want Levi "I'm a fuckin' redneck" Johnson prodding his daughter?

I know that I have an attachment to children that verges on the irrational, but why don't the Palins? I'm not the one preaching homespun values but I'd destroy that ratboy before I'd let him get within scenting range of my daughter again, and so would you. Palin's e-mails about the brother-in-law she tried to get fired as a state trooper are fizzing with rage and revenge. Turn your guns on Levi, ma'am.

Palin has it all, along with being vicious and profoundly dishonest. Just hours after her first convention speech, the Associated Press did a good fast listing of her untruths and I won't dwell on them.

I did promise to watch the entire convention so you wouldn't have to, but I discovered a neat trick. I switched between the convention and the 2003 folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind on Bravo.

They were indistinguishable. Click on a nervous wreck with deeply strange hair doing a monologue on society today and where it all went wrong. Are you watching Christian belter Aaron Tippin singing Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly in the Xcel Centre in St. Paul or the actors from Spinal Tap remixing the 1966 version of Potato's in the Paddy Wagon?

Who delivered this line: "To do then now would be retro. To do then then was very now-tro, if you will." Was it Rev. James Dobson of Focus on the Family talking about Bristol Palin's shotgun wedding or was it a flashback to the Kingston Trio?

The conventioneers are nothing like the rich men who run the party, and that's the mystery of the hick vote. They'd be much better served by the Democrats. I know Thomas Frank answered this in What's the Matter with Kansas?; I know that red states vote Republican on social issues to give themselves the only self-esteem available to their broken, economically abused existence.

Lie works for Palin

But surely they know Barack Obama is not planning to finish off the ordinary hillbilly when he adjusts tax rates. He's going to raise taxes on the top 2% of Americans and that doesn't include anyone at the convention beyond the Bushes and McCains and random party management. So why cheer Palin when she claims otherwise?

Is it racism? I'm told that it is, although I find racism so appalling that I have difficulty identifying it. It is more likely the dearly held Republican notion that any American can become violently rich, as rich as those hedge funders in Greenwich, Conn., who buy $40-million mansions unseen and have their topiary shaped in the form of musical notes.

When Palin and Rudy Giuliani sneered at Obama's years of "community organizing" — they said it like "rectal fissure" — the audience ewww-ed with them. Republicans dream of a personal future that involves only household staff, not equals who need to be persuaded to vote.

So I'm trying to imagine the pain of realizing, as they all must at some point, that it is not going to happen for them. It's the green light at the end of the dock. It's the ship that never comes in, gals, as Palin would put it. But she won't because the lie works for her. It helps her scramble, without compassion, above all those other tense no-hoper ladies in the audience.

American politics isn't short of smart women. Susan Eisenhower, Ike's granddaughter, who just endorsed Obama, made an extraordinary speech at the Democratic convention (and a terrific casual appearance on The Colbert Report as Palin was speaking). The Republican party has already consumed nearly all of its moderate "seed corn," she said aptly. Time to start again.

Eisenhower, a scholar and journalist, has a point. Or am I only saying that because she's part of the thoughtful demographic that I'm trying to reach here? Think, Heather, think like a Republican! The Skeptics, shall I call them, are my base, and I'll pander to them as ardently as the Republican patriarchs tease their white female marginals.


As I post this, the original story has over 200 comments, most from Canadians, and of the dozen or so comments in favor of the piece, they all get rating of under ten, while the roughly 200 comments expressing everything from disgust to shame come in at 100 or so. No doubt Mallick thinks, and her editors think, this is a funny and Gemanically Ironic piece that the white trash types just don't get. Well, no. It's just hate.


truepeers said...

Thanks Dag, i think...

So can we now sit still when the CBC "journos" walk past our Thursday night meeting to their cars (parked at Library Square while across the street the CBC Vancouver building, outrageously, is being expanded) or do we need to put up a sign: CBC is vile hate speech: fire Mallik, fire Macdonald Fire. Them. All.?

Dag said...

Where to begin? I read the Mallick piece and the comments, and I was shaking with rage. This country had better come to its collective senses and rid itself of the idea that it is OK and even admirable to act in public like a drunken pig. It's not enough to say, embarrassedly, that there are those who are pigs, and in the saying to leave it at that: one must demand some manners from piggish people in public. There is no nation of validity if a collection of people wander about mindlessly excusing the most vile of behaviours just because "Canadians are nice." No, that sucks. It's not even close to real. The CBC piece is written by a pig. It is inexcusable; and those who don't demand it be topped, those who allow it to continue in public, are outrageous. Mallick's hate-rant isn't and shouldn't be illegal: it should be intolerable. People who have any self-respect should be outraged and vocally hostile to this kind of filthy hate-mongering. It's not "nice" to be embarrassed by this. It's sickening. Demand some public civility in this nation.

I'm burned up over this one.

truepeers said...

Yes, it is intolerable.

And yet it reveals much about how the elitist left really think; and it thus reveals - along with many other incidents - what a restraint on the growth of our democracy the CBC is. It seems it is no longer possible to have a publicly owned broadcaster that is not controlled by leftist elitists. Only they have the gall to think they can represent the public interest without market discipline; only by believing that elitists know best can one justify the existence of a public broadcaster freed from market discipline.

It's long past time this mid-20thC "big brother" (now "big sister") institution was privatized and the new owners - all citizens could be given a share - could fish or cut bait by putting or removing their own money where Mallick's foul mouth is. Frankly, if there were any sense of what a human right should be in this country it would be the freedom not to have to pay for this adolescent crap and for the daily anti-American hate mongering that is the CBC news.

I say it's long past time that people on the CBC payroll were confronted and hopefully shamed into getting out of this evil institution. The only thing that holds one back is the thought that it would require monumental energies (perhaps better used elsewhere) because far too many CBC types will be too dense, cynical, or cowardly to understand and face down the evil of an elitism that no longer has anything much to show for itself, except endless snobbery, fear mongering, and anti-Americanism only somewhat less vile than Mallick's.

The effect in general is to tie our culture and political horizons up in chains of victim worship. Perhaps, at least, the likes of Mallick will make it easier for more people to see how archaic and restraining the rituals of the "progressives" have become. None of them does anything much more than Mallick; it's just that most are a little better at disguising the fact.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

I for one am grateful to Ms. Mallick - at least she was honest.

Anonymous said...

Heather Mallick portrays everything I despise about the left wing radicals - ignorance is inexcusable. Mallick is intimidated by decent living people.

Dag said...

Anon., I think most people share your feelings about Mallick and the CBC; but they, like you, prefer to remain anonymous, giving the aggressive and power-seeking minority a free hand to pursue the radical and unhappy path of controlling the public too intimidated to stand up to them.

We at Covenant Zone provide a chance for the public to sit at the local library here in Vancouver, Canada once a week and there the public can chat among friends about issues of mutual concern. we've been at it for a few years and more. We don't ask much of anyone but that they have some positive sense of the nation and people and are willing to contribute to the conversation. I argue that that alone is a revolutionary and radical act: that by sitting in public we violate the dictatorship of the Left dhimmi fascist intelligentsia of our time. We have coffee and talk. That in itself is almost enough to destroy the dictatorship imposed on those who would otherwise not resist. And you, those anonymous people like you, you are all invited on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to join us in the atrium of the VPL outside Blenz coffee bar for a few hours of sociable chit-chat. There's a good chance that this week we'll discuss Heather Malliick and the CBC.

Hope you'll join us.

Anonymous said...

Someone should take this piece of crap and feed her to the hick bears.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell cares what ANYONE in Canada thinks??? That's why they live in Canada, they obviously CAN'T think.

Anonymous said...

If the media wouldn't give scum like this Mallick creep any recognition, we could rid the world of these parasites!

Dag said...

As I looked just now there are close to 500 comments, many from disgusted American readers, but probably more from disgusted Canadian readers.

It's too easy to rage against Canadians simply because the government pays for the Mallik slop above, and it is too easy to assume that the people have any say in it. The fact is that in Canada, like anywhere, the clique in power do as they will, like it or not. But the problem here is not like one would find in America: if most people here are sick of Mallik and her frineds in media, there's little hope of people here doing much about it, there being a law that forces them to pay for Mallik to continue her hate-writing regardless of the people's wishes.

Blame Canadians if you will, but then be thankful you don't live in a socialist police state where your money pays for you oppression.

Anonymous said...

As an American I'm so glad to read that the Heather Mallick's of Canda are much like the liberal media in this country. They don't speak for the people but rather prattle on, thinking they will influence the majority. It sounds like the ordinary citizens of Canada are no more influenced by such drivel than Americans. We're all alike at heart.

Dag said...

WE have weekly meetings at the local library, one coming up this evening, during which we sometimes have guests from other nations, many of them shaking their heads at conditions they see here so closely resembling those at home: monstrous anti-Americanism few outside the elites and fools like; and yet, as nationals of "anti-American countries," they are tarred with the same brush. No, people from France aren't solidly anti-American any more than are Canadians or Afghanis or Zimbabweans.

But it does little good to have an opinion if one refuses to voice it. We meet in public and say we are pro-America, pro-democracy, and that we really don't like the Heather Mallik rubbish that passes for the "Canadian voice." Come join us if you like, or have a meeting of fellow thinkers in your own home town.

Good to see people writing in like this.

God bless America.

Charles Henry said...

Who the hell cares what ANYONE in Canada thinks??? That's why they live in Canada, they obviously CAN'T think.

From my Canadian city I can see the mountains in neighboring Washington state. Is there really any difference between how the majority think in Washington and how they think in Canada?

When I was younger I would visit Vermont a lot, and I remember it fondly. It was also as pretty as Washington, but is there any real difference between how people think in Vermont, which elects an honest-to-goodness Socialist candidate to represent them in their nation's capital, and the Canada decried by this commentor?

The province of Manitoba borders Minnesota. Is there really that much difference separating how Minnesotans, who elected Jesse Ventura of all people as their **governor**, think compared to the citizens of Manitoba?

What's the difference between a citizen of Alberta, and one from Texas, or Arizona?

Are we really so different? The shadow of Prime Minister Trudeah's reign has given us a head start on our decay, but let's see how quickly the United States catches up once they elect Obama as their next king. Er, I mean President.

The truth is that people are people. There are Canadians that are like Americans, whether you're pointing at a "conservative" or a "liberal". That's why a lot of Canadians like Americans, no matter what the elitist media citizens of the world declare in their editorials.

If someone thinks that all Canadians are like this cretin from the CBC, then can I point to Bill Maher and say that "all" my American neighbors are like him?

truepeers said...

Heck Charles, if you go to the right places here, you can see the lowlands in neighboring Washington state.

What are some of the big differences in how the socialist elite in Vancouver and Seattle think?

Well Seattle probably spent a few hundred million more on its great public library and it doesn't even have a good public space for people like us to meet!!!

Anonymous said...

Heather Mallick calls herself a JOURNALIST?? You've got to be kidding. She sounds like a vicious jealous crack head bitch who didn't get her fix today and needs somebody to lash out at. The CBC needs to have its collective head examined to allow this sad excuse for a journalist to have a job in its organization. Unreal.

Anonymous said...

Heather Mallick calls herself a JOURNALIST?? You've got to be kidding. She sounds like a jealous crack head vicious bitch who didn't get her fix today. The CBC needs to have its collective head examined to allow this sad excuse for a journalist to have a job in its organization. Unreal.

Anonymous said...

(I never write comments... but I can not pass this one up!!!) Heather Mallick...... I sure hope someone tells Heather that NO one in Canada gets to vote in the US election for president. All white trash and black trash who reside in the USA can vote, but she can not. Therefore, we do not care what she thinks really.. because she is SOOOOO rude and disrepectful. (Pig wearing lipstick!) It just makes the feminist SOOOO mad that not all women agree with them. Really MOST don't!! We love our God and family and understand that others can have a different view and they have the right to do. This really does not make them bad people unlike Heather's view.
Who uses the words WHITE TRASH and PORN STAR in a sentence to describe Sarah Palin. Really... it is obvious that Heathre is a PIG wearing lipstick. Look in the mirror HONEY!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Heather for saying what the American press could not...Nascar white trash Republicans for Jesus are generally anti-intellectual and hicks. They tend to be racist, ignorant and get their opinions from "hate radio" or Fox TV. What's funny is, none of these hicks would ever be invited to the country club of any elitist millionaire Republican.

Debby Burk, Colo. USA said...

Ome must truely have to feel sorry for Heather, she's obviously very lonely being so full of hatred for everyone, or is it that what she really wants is to be just like Sarah Palin! I am very proud to be a God fearing white trash American and Heathers words are nothing more then that-words, soon to be forgotten, just like Heather.

Anonymous said...

Heather hates me? Well, birds of a feather flock together, so I must have done something like. I'm not a turkey like her. It's too bad Heather's mammy didn't practice pro-choice because if she did, you wouldn't be here. Has Heather yet to figure that the feminists LOST? She needs to get control of her anger. You don't have to be rich to be Republican -- you just need common sense, not cents. Canada, we relate to your embarrassment of Heather as we have an American version named Hillary.

Anonymous said...

Heather Mallick's article reminds me a monologue of an old fish trader in Odessa notorious market Privoz. The same amount and quality of curses, insults and labels.

Hysterical outburst of menopausal not very attractive to say the least childless bitch with clear manifestation of the sexual deficiency syndrome.

Nedoyob, as we used to call it back in Russia.

Why should she produce such a BS for my money?

Anonymous said...

heather Mallick is the Pig of the Northwest. Put a little lipstick on her when you next let her speak or write.

I am droping my docs for Canada.

Heather has made a fool of us all.

Dag said...

I guess it's a good thing that Canadians feel ashamed as Canadians of Heather Mallick: it would mean that Canadians also feel pride as Canadians for the good things that come from the nation.

I'm not one to jump to a conclusion, as a rule, on questions of importance, so it won't come as a surprise to those who know me to find that I've been weighing the problem of ethnic nationalism for over three years, and that to this time I'm not sure what I think. I am a patriot, unquestionably, though I live in a foreign nation now and usually; but this foreignness gives me a chance to become more of my own collective identity at the same time by being so far removed, by being driven to defend my nation from its critics and enemies, thereby strengthening my sense of my own belonging to my old homeland. It's a good thing to have a place to be from, a place and a people to belong to. And it's good to be able to descry those who shame us unjustly so we can collectively take pride among our own for the good our own do. I feel good in the sight of the greatness of Humanity when I live with greatness, though I have no part in it. It's ennobling to experience the best that Man has done, if only vicariously, and to feel the connection to that greatness. So i take Heather Mallick the same way I would take bird droppings on my shoulder: it happens, and one silently walks away and cleans it off and carries on.

Accentuate the positive!

Anonymous said...

I think it's hilarious that so many of your correspondents react to what they see as Heather Mallick's vitriol with even more vicious (white)trash talk of their own. Makes them hypocrits as far as I'm concerned.

What people don't realize is that Heather Mallick is actually a *humorist* and her column is just a parody of any Ann Coulter rant you care to YouTube. You know, Ann Coulter, that speechwriter that Sarah Palin uses...

truepeers said...

So that's "white" trash talk?

How do you know it's "white"?

...And the elitist left is confused when we see through their "anti-racist" chest thumping and see them to be the deeply race conscious "racists" they are... the kind who freak out when an ordinary woman or a Black taked a leadership role in the Republican party: don't they know their proper place?

Speaking for myself, what I am trashing is the CBC. I could hardly care about Mallick if she weren't on the CBC, if my tax dollars weren't paying for it.

As for Coulter, I find her somewhat more intelligent and funny, and what she hates - anti-American left-liberal elitists - are far more worthy of resentment than ordinary "white" Americans, the people who keep the day to day productive economy, the military, and families, going .

But that's not really the point: I don't have to pay for Coulter and consequently I have hardly to think about her. I don't read her often though I think it's great that she shows up the elitists who are full of the prejudices they deny. Hypocrite is spelled with an "e".

Canadaman said...

Three cheers for Canada and the CBC. The True North Strong and Free: better education, longer life expectancy, better health care and a more stable economy. As for Mallick I don't like her tone but it's great that we have true freedom of the press in Canada

covenant said...


No doubt we have some freedom of the press in Canada. But what's free about being forced to pay (twice - through taxes and cable fees) for the CBC's big momma state that many of us don't want.