Tuesday, March 01, 2011

the official malzberg stance on anti-colonialist revolts in the 1950s

the huckster dips his toes into birtherism-lite and says:
The bust of Winston Churchill, a great insult to the British. But then if you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather.
by "ours" huckabee seems to mean the viewpoint of the typical listener to the steve malzberg show. does that audience really have an opinion of the mau mau uprising? what exactly is that view? maybe they wanted kenya to remain a british colony?

and even if we accept the lie that obama grew up in kenya, and assume that may have meant that he may have a different opinion of winston churchill than most americans do because he heard about churchill's efforts to keep the british colonial empire intact and not just about his fortitude during the bombing of britain. um, so what? isn't having a view of a historical figure that is informed by more facts better, not worse? and why would his opinion of churchill be at all relevant to his ability to be president of the u.s. in this decade?

even if you buy the bogus premise, this just looks like intense stupidity covered in loose-fitting intellectual clothing.