Berkeley, California, is pretty well known for liberalism and an "anything goes" kind of culture. UC Berkeley was the scene of numerous student protests in the late 60s and early 70s. It seems that liberal lunacy lives on in the university.
"I’m not a psychiatrist," Marcus said. "I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown. I don’t know what their motives are. I don’t know what kind of people they are; what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama."
Really, Professor? And you base that opinion on what, other than the fact that the shooting victims were black? Is being black now synonymous with being President Obama? Is any case of a black person befalling harm at the hands of a white person, regardless of the circumstances, now going to be covertly directed at the President by proxy? Really?
"I mean, the things that have been said about Michelle Obama, the way she’s talked about on Fox News, you know, forget about Twitter or comments on news stories or anything like that where all the morons live, but the way she’s been talked about, can you imagine Laura Bush ever being talked about that way?" he asked. "Laura Bush actually killed somebody. But that was never mentioned, that was never talked about, because it was impolite to bring it up."
In so many ways the professor's statement is far worse than Barack Obama's statement "I don't have all the facts but the police acted stupidly." Right or wrong, at least President Obama was defending his friend. This guy is pulling things out of the air based on his own liberal beliefs. Marcus is declaring that two people he doesn't know, has never talked to and in all certainly never will, in reality were killing President Obama when they were defending their lives on the streets. What is it about liberals that give them the courage to make and pronounce their assumptions, as ridiculous as they often are, with no concern for the truth?
Not unexpectedly, Marcus, who is white, then began a rant about Fox News and the Tea Party, saying that "racism has become ordinary discourse" and that President Obama "has been treated as if he’s an impostor, an interloper and as scum" by Republicans. I don't know about the scum part but maybe if he was more open about his past he wouldn't be treated as an impostor or an interloper. Just because Republicans don't accept Obama at face value doesn't make them wrong.
While I agree with him that some people do go overboard with their ugly comments about Michelle Obama (something I am often ashamed of personally) I disagree that Fox News bad mouths her. And as for Laura Bush's accident that left someone dead - the professor conveniently forgets that it was brought up by the liberal media and leftists all over the country. Laura Bush was vilified for it. The Professor also conveniently forgets all the mean and ugly things that were said about George W. Bush during his Presidency - that continue to this day.
Professor Marcus might not be able to help it. He was born in San Francisco, graduated from UC Berkeley, and has written for The Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and more recently the liberal web page Salon.com. He was born, raised and trained in Liberalville, USA. Those conditions can easily combine to make him not responsible for making stupid, assumptive, sweepingly generalized statements that have no connection to facts. It's one of the things liberals do best.