Saturday, May 04, 2013

Niall Ferguson, right-wing asshole, targets the gays

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Yes, Niall, it's all well and good that you apologized, if only after the shit hit the fan, saying that your "comments about John Maynard Keynes... were as stupid as they were insensitive," specifically your anti-gay comments that, as Tom Kostigan of Financial Advisor wrote, "Keynes' economic philosophy was flawed and he didn't care about future generations because he was gay and didn't have children," but you can't just apologize away your bigotry (which apparently lies at the heart of your aggressively right-wing views, your anti-Keynesian austerianism):

My disagreements with Keynes's economic philosophy have never had anything to do with his sexual orientation. It is simply false to suggest, as I did, that his approach to economic policy was inspired by any aspect of his personal life. As those who know me and my work are well aware, I detest all prejudice, sexual or otherwise.

Not when it wasn't exactly an "off-the-cuff response," as you suggested, what with your history of making similar remarks, your history of connecting Keynes's economic theories to his homosexuality.

Isn't the Internet great, Niall? You "apologize," you deny, but immediately you're exposed as a fraud.

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  • "I'm sorry you rubes understood exactly what I said."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:01 PM  

  • Did Niall seriously advance a theory that was well-accepted that Keynes's personal sexual stance may have influenced his economic policies? How could he have ever suggested something that might be true might be true? You are right to use every swear word in the book to personally attack a man who suggests something so horrible yet maybe true.

    By Blogger A Conservative Teacher, at 2:21 PM  

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