Richard Sherman's raw interview with Erin Andrews after the Seahawks victory over the 49ers is one of the latest incidents that has sent the Right into an apoplectic fury.
Conservatives were angered by Sherman's display, his dreadlocks, his rawness, his thugishness. Facebook and Twitter were littered with reactions calling Sherman a "Thug" over and over again. What conservatives really hate is Sherman's penalty of Unforgivable Blackness. Because when conservatives saw Sherman standing brazenly triumphant in the face of an attractive white woman, it stirred the seething cauldron of animus right-wingers have towards African-Americans.
Of course, the same emotive display by a white athlete would have earned praise from the likes of Limbaugh and conservatives as gritty, hard-nosed and demonstrable of the tough attitude which made Football great until Jim Brown and his "Thugs" ruined everything.
The use of the word "Thug" by right-wingers is nothing more than a euphemism for the N-word. Lee Atwater taught conservatives well, they know they can no longer wear their racism openly, so they have to substitute words and phrases to conceal their bigotry. So, the N-word becomes Welfare Queen, Steak-Eatin Young Bucks, Natural Born Citizens and Thugs.
And since conservatives are wantonly lacking in education they don't know the word was adapted by the English for the slurring of Indians based on the Thugee Cult. To the British Raj of the 18th and 19th century all Indians were N-words. The word Thug entered the English Language in the 1830's when the British moved to obliterate the Cult and curtail the Thugee practice of highway robbery and murder by strangulation.
Thug has really gained momentum since the election of Barack Obama as the Right-Wing Fart Bubble Internet Media has applied the term to President Obama, Eric Holder, Shirley Sherrod, Susan Rice and everyone associated with the President and the Fake Scandals the Right has foisted upon Obama in their effort to undermine him and subject the Nation to the Rule of Ultra-Reactionaries and The Plutocracy.
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