Guess I must have missed the memo that a certain local lefty put out about “thug” being limited to a certain race. Funny thing is, Merriam-Webster also missed this, as their definition of “thug” is “a brutal ruffian or assassin”. I don’t seem to see any mention of race here, but Lee Holloway’s repeated use of physical violence against other members of the County Board qualifies him as a ruffian and thus a thug.
Since that local lefty seems to think that “thug” only applies to African-American gangsters, I decided to put together a small gallery of those that cannot be declared “thugs” anymore, at least if we listened to that local lefty instead of the fine folks that put together Merriam-Webster:
Eugene “Bull” Connor, racist who ordered the
Birmingham, Alabama Police and Fire Departments
to brutally break up civil rights demonstrations.
Members of the Birmingham, Alabama Police
Department, who used dogs and batons to
brutally break up aforementioned civil rights
Members of the Birmingham, Alabama Fire
Department, who used fire hoses to brutally
break up aforementioned civil rights
Salvatore “Sammy The Bull” Gravano, former
Mafia Underboss who killed at least 19 people.
Idi Amin Dada, former leader of Sudan who
oversaw the mass murder of hundreds of
Pol Pot, former leader of Cambodia who
oversaw the creation of the Killing Fields.
Adolf Hitler, former leader of Germany
who oversaw the creation of numerous
concentration camps and the near-
extermination of the Jews in Europe.
Iosif Stalin, former leader of the
Soviet Union who practiced his
“(T)he death of millions is a statistic”
quote many times over.
I think I’ll stick with Merrian-Webster. By the way, thanks for finishing my initiation into the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.