Chris Matthews on Racists & Yahoos

July 13, 2010

DANGEROUS & INCENDIARY EPITHETS FROM MSNBC

Jonathan Swift invented the word “Yahoo” for the non-humans in his novel “Gulliver’s Travels.” Swift describes the Yahoos as vile and savage creatures, filthy with nasty and repulsive habits. Although they resembled humans, Yahoos were in fact primitive creatures far less intelligent than the horses in the same novel. In modern usage the word “Yahoo” has become synonymous with “cretin,” “dinosaur,” and “Neanderthal.”

Tonight on MSNBC, Chris Matthews labeled Conservatives in the Republican party as “Yahoos,” meaning they are less than human and are deserving of neither rights nor respect. In the same breath he labeled members of the Tea Party movement as RACIST™. These harsh hate-filled statements are political tactics learned directly from the Saul Alinsky and Alolf Hitler playbooks. Rule Number One – Demonize those you disagree with as less than human. Make your opponents the scapegoats of society.