OPEN LETER TO LAURA INGRAHAM

This is the Rot Trump Wrought

There are two female broadcasters who are fomenters of the most wretched, vile kind. One is Ann Coulter and the other is Laura Ingraham. I put them in the same basket, but today, let’s talk about the Fox News host who is part of their opinion programming.

I don’t usually start off by stating someone’s pedigree, you know, like the first question you ask a dog owner, but I am curious about what breed of mutt Ingraham could be. Ms. Laura’s maternal grandparents were Polish immigrants and her father was of Irish and English ancestry. We don’t need the results of a 23andMe DNA test to know that her mouth is directly connected to the white side of her Anglo brain. If she was alive in the 1930s and living with her grandmother, she would have been a one-woman, flag-waving welcome wagon for Adolf and the boys as they marched into the homeland of Poland.

In August of 2018, she decided to say these things on the air, “In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.” Now I don’t know where she has been visiting, but as far as my love affair with America goes, I believe that America never stays the same and that “change” is a built-in benefit. But she continued, “Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like.”

Laura dear, demographic changes happen for a lot of reasons and they are not “foisted” on anyone. They occur for millions of reasons, 330 million reasons in this case. People do what they want in America and that is why we call it “the land of the free.”

People get to vote in America in many ways, by the babies they make and the U-Hauls they rent, for example. And when you say that “most of us don’t like” are you saying that you should have a right, or a vote on where I live or what I do or who I love? No one asked you what you thought. You just keep telling us. When you say “most of us” who the hell are you talking about? Did you let us vote? If it was up to me, you would ONLY be heard on a 1,000-watt daytime AM radio station in Fargo, N.D. with bad coffee and poor ventilation.

Why don’t you go back to the Libertarian hypnotists at the University of Virginia where you got your law degree and check on the true meaning of freedom? You know, like your First Amendment right to say stupid things on Cable TV and the basic human right to live where you want to do your pursuing of happiness. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have the power or right to infringe on common sense. America has always been changed by immigrants. Wake up and smell the cappuccino.

If Ingraham would have just left it there, she would have been fine, but she had to add, “From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now, much of this is related to both illegal and in some cases legal immigration.”

Okay, I get it. Occasionally you have to take out that big dog whistle and blow it. And the sound that comes out screams, “I am a racist”. We don’t get to vote on the vitriol, hate and poison that comes out of your mouth, but we do have the right to call you out.

You may like the organic tomatoes that you pluck at Whole Paycheck, and you probably never take the time to think that a human hand had to pick that fruit, but you should know that a brown hand took that plump, red delicacy from the plant and put it in a box. And the hands of legal or illegal immigrants helped lift and push your food along the path to your plate. You eat it and you smile.

Laura Ingraham doesn’t give a shit about anyone outside of her little circle of whiteness and rightness and their self-appointed importance. She may think that America is just for Americans, but we are all Americans. Even the white racists with large megaphones are Americans, but when your sponsors pull some commercials you will get the message that not all us think like you.  And if you are asking why “love doesn’t exist anymore” perhaps you should look in the mirror and ask yourself why you hate so much.

Dear Laura, you are just a silly little lawyer. Your thin lips are drenched with xenophobic and racist spittle. Your clenched jaw holds that whistle so tightly that we can see your intense insensitivity. And that whistle plays only one note, the note of hate. And that spit is really annoying to everyone who holds the true meaning of America in their heart.

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