Jun 182013


Here is the sixth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is former WND writer John Derbyshire for blaming military women for being victims of sexual assaults.

barefootFired former National Review writer John Derbyshire is trolling us again, this time with a remarkable essay [propagandist delinked] in Taki’s Magazine about how the military shouldn’t be concerned with rising numbers of sexual assaults because they are the fault of “eccentric” women who are  “prone to behave eccentrically”…and anyway, “There is an entire continuum of consent.”


“Let’s talk about the ‘sexual harassment’ panic that is currently gripping the West,” Derbyshire implores, followed by a series of points in which he argues that the military shouldn’t be concerned about a rising incidence of assault and harassment in its ranks. (Emphases are mine)[the author’s].

(3) Women are strongly attracted to higher-status men. If male officers are in command of units containing women, human nature is placed under severe strain.

(4) Men who join the military are responding to widespread, innate male urges—the urge to break things and kill people, for example. Women who join the military are, by contrast, outliers in their sex. They are eccentric and prone to behave eccentrically. As a designated victim group, they are especially susceptible to the associated pathologies, e.g., victim hoaxes for attention,spite, or cash reward…

… [emphasis original]

Inserted from <Right Wing Watch>

Only a true Republican could continue the GOP War on Women in such an insulting manner.  I feel outraged, and I’m male!


  22 Responses to “Republicans on Parade–6/18/2013”

  1. Taki's magazine.  I discovered them yesterday.  A real He-Man, Woman-Hater's Club for boys .   This is just the last big gasp from the fat white parasites, who see the country changing and not necessarily in their favor.  As a result, their attacks on women and minorities become more blistering, more bold.  We are supposed to worship them and let them be in charge.  And we aren't.  So…let me find my tiny violin ….nope, not here.  Oh, wait….no, it's not here either (sigh).  I must have filed it away with that Vick's Vapo Rub that Glenn Beck and I put on our hankies when we want to cry. 

    • Hey!  Some of us fat white guys are OK!

      • I was not referring to the warm, cuddly guys like you, Tom.  I was referring to right wing parasites who hate everyone – and they are NOT ever going to be warm and cuddly.  Fat = well off, wealthy, well above middle class, stealing from working people.  I should have spelled it "phat." 

  2. Just when you think you've heard it all, another scumbag crawls out of the woodpile.

  3. Happy Father's Day Bill

    Historian Swinney Salutes President Clinton for::






    Educational infrastructure


    Small businesses

    Americans who suffer losses in disasters

    For 22.4 Million new jobs

    For better paying jobs

    For increasing the Minimum wage

    For keeping our servicemen and women out of harms way

    For making America a beacon of hope for other nations

    For having a popularity rating of 98.5% in Moscow.

    For being an active church attendee all your life.

    For saying-"I will never use my religion for political purposes".

    For being a devoted and successful father

    For giving us Hillary to serve all Americans.

    For trying to de-politicize politics.

    For not having a mean bone in your body.

    For never being vengeful toward those who try to destroy you

    For your sincere faith in a living God.

    For praying in private meetings with Vice-President Gore and not

    publicizing it.

    For being polite and gracious to all persons you meet.

    For a sincere, caring attitude toward my family.

    For being a worse golfer than I.

    For having, in eight years, only one member of your administration

    convicted of a felony which was committed while working for you.

    For standing tall, without whimpering, to the congressmen who spent $110,000,000 trying to destroy your administration.

    For "working for life not a living" as a true Lifeaholic.

    Just know for certain President Clinton America LOVES you.

    • Clarence, I'm sure we all appreciate President Clinton, but it's completely untrelated to this comment.  Again, there is an Open Thread here every day to give you a place to post comments that do not relate to the posted article(s).  Please use it!

  4. I had never heard of John Derbyshire, at least I certainly don't recall him.  But it would seem no loss.  I checked Wikipedia which has this to say:

    In April 2012, Derbyshire wrote an article for Taki's Magazine titled "The Talk: Nonblack Version." The article was a response to reports in the news media of 'talks' given by African-American parents to their children warning them against white people.

    1 The article, which he couched in terms of purported advice he had given his own children on dealing with African Americans, describes 5% of black people as "ferociously hostile" to whites.

    2 He then advises his readers to avoid settling in black neighborhoods, avoid events that draw large numbers of black people, and refrain from helping black people who seem to be in distress.

    3 He also advises white readers to scrutinize black politicians more heavily than white ones, to cultivate friendships with the handful of "intelligent and well socialized blacks" for reasons of public relations, and argued that the average intelligence of black people is lower than that of white people.

    Derbyshire's column immediately provoked condemnation from across the political spectrum. Derbyshire's editor at the conservative publication National Review, Rich Lowry, described the piece as "appalling." On April 7, Lowry announced that Derbyshire had been dismissed from National Review: "We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our name to get more oxygen for views with which we'd never associate ourselves otherwise. So there has to be a parting of the ways."

    … A 2012 statement by him on the site [VDARE] that "White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with" attracted strong criticism. He responded by arguing that African-Americans implicitly agree given that they have been willing to live in the majority white U.S.

    Derbyshire is a racist, a sexist, and an all around prototype Republican/Teabagger.  He belongs in that picture of clowns, but he is not funny nor amusing!

  5. Guess these sickos forget that Military Women are taught how to kill, just like men!;) Being "eccentric and prone to behave eccentrically", they just MIGHT take offense and do that eccentric thing to bad-mouthers..just a thought – which took less time than the speaker took to THINK about it!;)

    I hate the title of the page..every time I see "Republicans on Parade" I flash to Klan Klown Konventions..I'm always surprised NOT to see lots of sheets.

  6. OK, if I'm going to be stuck with the ear worm back from when I had hearing, you are, too:


    Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
    Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.


  7. I received four videos last night of various Republicans making outrageous and/or stupid remarks about women.  Is their party trying to self destruct?

  8. The clown illustration is so fitting.  Even better would be showing the clowns at recess on the grounds of an insane asylum.

  9. Oh dear Heaven!  This John Derbyshire feels 'there is an entire contiuum of consent' – is he out of his TINY little mind?!!!  Now I understand Gene's comment on C2 – I pity any woman who ever comes within the vision or reach of John Derbyshire and hope she knows how to protect herself!  What on earth?!!

    • When I was growing up, we were taught that when a girs says no, she means maybe and, when she says maybe, she meas yes.  That may have been true then, brecause socierty was pretending girls who puyt out were tramps, but everyone was screwing like bunnies back then.  Thankfully, that notion expired 40 years ago.

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