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Former Navy SEAL And Fox News Personality Somehow Too Racist For Job In Trump Administration
He loves America too much to let a bunch of Muslims and blacks ruin it, you bet.
Carl Higbie, the "chief of external affairs" (that's government talk for "spokesperson") for the agency that runs Americorps and other service organizations, resigned Thursday after CNN's Andrew Kaczynski reported Higbie's radio career was one long stream of slurs against minorities, gays, and Muslims -- like, even worse than most other Trump spokespeople. He stepped down from the Corporation for National and Community Service after less than six months in the job. Get ready for the inevitable White House statement that no one in the administration had any idea who he was, which, with this bunch, is at least a real possibility.
In a tweet this morning, Higbie was very, very sad he'd ever been a bigot in public a long, long time ago:
We were really taken by this nice person who had no idea just what foul things Higbie said, but knew in her heart that his having been a Navy SEAL made it all OK with her:
So, what kinds of opinions was "L____" happy to allow, because Higbie was a brave hero? Mostly stuff that the Politically Correct Left thinks are somehow "inappropriate" for the public face of the agency that manages all the millions of people volunteering with programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Stuff like this clip from his radio show, "The Sound of Freedom," in which Higbie shared a fun anecdote about the time he was giving away free firewood because he had extra, and darned if ALL the blacks weren't just downright rude to him! The white people who picked up free firewood were all really nice, and some even offered to pay. But out of all the black folks, "Only one person was actually cordial to me":
</center> <p/><blockquote>Every other black person was rude. They wanted me to either load the wood, completely split it for them or some sort of you know assistance in labor. Now, mind you the ad was for free firewood, come take it all you want. And I believe that this translates directly into the culture that is breeding this welfare and the high percentage of people on welfare in the black race. It's a lax [sic] of morality.</blockquote> <p>Higbie went on to explain that blacks are more criminal than whites, since they make up a bigger percentage of the prison population, and <em>that is just math!</em> "If you're thinkin' I'm a racist, I'm not. These are just cold, hard facts." He explained that he wouldn't sugar-coat the reality that blacks are a burden on the economy, and called for the end of welfare, because how else will you get those lazies to take some responsibility, huh? </p><p/><blockquote>We're promoting birth control to black women because of the incredibly high rate of children born out of wedlock that are under-cared for or not cared for at all. The taxpayers are tired of supporting government checks going to these people who think that breeding is a form of employment. I'm sorry if black people are the majority of the targeted audience. They are, statistically they are.</blockquote> <p>Oh, and he thinks it's "racist" that there can be black colleges, but not white colleges. Gosh, where did those black colleges come from, one wonders. </p><p>He also didn't like the term "African-American," because almost none of the blackamoors who use the term have even <em>been</em> to Africa. </p><p/><blockquote>[You're] American or you're African, but you're not both. I don't care what you think. That's another thing that just sets me off.</blockquote> <p>Strangely, he didn't call for the elimination of St. Patrick's Day parades for all those Micks who've never been to Ireland. That's different, we suppose, since Ireland is a country and Africa is a continent, and nobody of Irish descent has ever been on welfare. Or if they were, they deserved it. </p><p>As for Muslims, he wanted to let the world know he was definitely not an "Islamophobe," heck no: </p><p/><blockquote>I was like, 'no, no, no, no, no, I'm not afraid of them. I don't like them. Big difference.' And they were like, 'well, you're racist.' I was like, fine if that's the definition of it, then I guess I am.'"</blockquote> <p>He also had other thoughts about Mohametans, which surely demonstrate his fitness to to public relations for the nation's premier coordinator of public service: </p><p/><center><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="150" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/385471292&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%"/></center> <p/><blockquote>Go back to your Muslim shithole and go crap in your hands and bang little boys on Thursday nights. I just don't like Muslim people. People always rip me a new one for that. Carl, you're racist, you can't, you're sexist. I'm like "Jesus Christ!" I just don't like Muslim people because their ideology sucks [...] <p>Well people are like, "well, you can't hate somebody just for being Muslim. It's like, yeah, I can. Do you hate people who rape little boys? They say, "oh, of course. They're just terrible people." Well, yeah, most Muslims believe that to have sex with men is OK, which I don't like at all. But second off, it's the ideology of a child molester. The ideology of a Muslim is what I don't like. They are screwed up in the head and it makes, pisses me off.</p></blockquote> <p>Mind you, this was in 2013, so Higbie didn't yet have a chance to explain why Roy Moore was just courting in the good ol' traditional way, like Joseph and Mary in the Bible. </p><p>For a great big Navy SEAL hero, Higbie was pretty disgusted with the very idea that PTSD could be real. Like Donald Trump's hero, George C. Scott as General George Patton, Higbie thought that maybe it made sense that some people might be traumatized if they had been physically injured, but most people who say they have PTSD just had "weak minds," especially if they commit a crime: "That is a crazy person, and the fact that they're trying to hide it behind PTSD makes me want to vomit." He also offered his own diagnosis, based on his expertise in having been in the military for a while: </p><p/><blockquote>I'd say 75% of people with PTSD don't actually have it, and they're either milking something for a little extra money in disability or they're just, they honestly are just lying. Twenty-five percent legitimately do have problems. They have bad dreams. They can't cope. They have problems with noises and things like that. And I really think there are people that cannot deal with the stress of combat and some people can.</blockquote> <p>Oh! Oh! How about this exciting expansion of the Second Amendment! Higbie had a great idea for defending the border by letting American citizens go down to the border and shoot anyone who looks too Mexican: </p><p/><center><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="150" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/385471310&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%"/></center> <p/><blockquote>What's so wrong with wanting to put up a fence and saying, "hey, everybody with a gun, if you want to go shoot people coming across our border illegally, you can do it fo' free." And you can do it on your own, and you'll be under the command of the, you know, National Guard unit or a Border Patrol, I think stick a fence six feet high with signs on it in both English and Spanish and it says "if you cross this border, this is the American border, you cross it, we're going to shoot you" [...] <p>You cross my border, I will shoot you in the face," Higbie added. "I will go down there. I'll volunteer to go down there and stand on that border for, I don't know, a week or so at a time and that'll be my civil duty. I'll volunteer to do it.</p></blockquote> <p>See! There's a man who knows what the spirit of volunteerism is all about! Volunteering to murder people for an administrative civil offense. But wait, say our deleted commenters, they're <em>breaking the law!</em> Excellent point: If we come across any recordings of Higbie offering to shoot jaywalkers, violators of building codes, or people who failed to file their taxes, we'll be sure to let you know. </p><p>Not surprisingly, CNN also has recordings of Higbie fantasizing about beating up Dianne Feinstein ("that Feinstein bitch") and Nancy Pelosi, to teach them not to disrespect the Second Amendment (guess he only wanted to shoot Mexicans), hating on gays for "breaking the morals, the moral fiber of our country," explaining that Barack Obama is a Muslim who was born in Kenya, and advocating that anyone on welfare should be denied the vote. No, not oil company executives, that's different. </p><p>Oh, and while it wasn't part of his 2013 radio show, during the 2016 campaign, Higbie went on Fox News and <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/donald-trump-muslim-registry-carl-higbie-megyn-kelly" rel="noopener" target="_blank">advocated tracking all Muslims</a> in the USA through a government registry, because after all, we interned most of the Japanese-Americans on the West Coast during WW II, and that worked out just great. </p><p>It's not entirely clear why Higbie was working in that job in the first place, since his only apparent qualifications consisted of being a Fox News guest, a Navy SEAL, and writing an <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500918156/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1500918156&linkCode=as2&tag=wonkette0f-20&linkId=f31272eb34c0ead58c888cea9b2c73e2" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Amazon print-on-demand book</a> about saving the American Dream from enemies foreign and domestic. Guess now he'll have to get by somehow, if only anyone will forgive him. Maybe if he tells them he was a SEAL, huh? </p><p><a href="https://wonkette.substack.com/subscribe/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>Yr Wonkette is supported by reader donations. Please click here to send us some money, and rest assured we will never write anything that would cause us to lose a government job. Not after this government, at least.</strong></a> </p><p>[<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/kfile-carl-higbie-on-the-radio/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">CNN</a> /<a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/donald-trump-muslim-registry-carl-higbie-megyn-kelly" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> Vanity Fair</a>]</p>