They're Just Expressing Themselves

by digby

And here I thought that it was the uncivil, indulgent lefties who believed that the most important thing is to be allowed to express yourself no matter what. But I was wrong. Jamison Foser caught Ann Althouse explaining that it's fine to call someone a "nigger" if you're really really angry about something they are doing. She wrote:

It's also important to distinguish "angry protesters" from particular individuals who cross the line into the kind real ugliness or violence that should be condemned. There's nothing wrong with showing anger at the thing that motivates you to protest. That's what protests are for! The members of Congress have a lot of power, and they ought to have to hear the anger their exercise of that power is causing. It's outrageous for them to pose as victims without very good cause. So what if some idiot said a bad word? That's a trivial distraction compared to the power they are about to exercise in the face of such strong opposition to what they are about to do.

She misses the point, of course. Many of these people are strongly opposed to what is being done because it is being done by, and will benefit, black people --- who they despise.

And it's been out there from the beginning: