Posted on | March 17, 2014 | 46 Comments
Bill Schmalfeldt ranting, 2011. (Image via Thomas Anderson at Vimeo)
“He’s banned on Daily Kos. He’s banned at the Examiner. He gets angry about being ignored, and erupts in frothing rage. So then people pay Bill the only kind of attention he deserves — pointing out that he’s a brain-damaged troll — at which point he claims victimhood. Then the cycle begins again, and Bill makes new threats . . .”
— Robert Stacy McCain, Oct. 6, 2013
Some things are more predictable than others, and no despicable expression of hate from Bill Schmalfeldt is ever really surprising, but this latest outburst was a complete non sequitur, apropos of nothing.
Signifying nothing except the rancid contents of his own reprobate mind, Schmalfeldt’s weird rant merits no rebuttal, however:
- If, by “constant woman-hating” he means my writing about feminism, perhaps Schmalfeldt is simply too dense to comprehend a point I have frequently made, namely that it is not misogyny to disagree with, e.g., Mary Daly;
- Schmalfeldt’s attribution of “anti-gay rhetoric” to me, which can be shown to apply more accurately to him, is nevertheless wide of the mark because disagreements over policy or criticism of media bias are not the same as hate;
- None of my children have “turned out to be gay,” although it has been said that among Schmalfeldt’s adult children (all of whom are estranged from him) is a lesbian daughter.
Why would Bill Schmalfeldt think it was “progressive” to deride an antagonist as “a simpering, limp-wristed, glory-hole queen” and “a pillow-biting, studded leather collar-wearing bukkake boy“?
Hasn’t he already damaged himself enough with “the Butt Stuff”?
@stephensheiko Just wait. 1. Bill Schmalfeldt seeks attention. 2. Bill Schmalfeldt gets attention. 3. Bill Schmalfeldt claims victimhood.
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) March 17, 2014
— Bossy Dee In Houston (@DeeInHouston) March 17, 2014
— Katie Scarlet (@Katiescarlet2) March 17, 2014
“Who is Bill Schmalfeldt?
“Schmalfelt’s a guy who describes himself as a progressive . . . He leaves no sense of what values he promotes, only of what groups and individuals he hates. There’s only one circumstance when you get a sense that he’s enjoying what he does, that he has a craft or a calling. That’s when he’s describing someone being raped, murdered, or otherwise abused, or when he’s pursuing the families of someone he hates.”
— Ken White, Aug. 6, 2013