In 2012, Trump Spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, put out a desperate call on Twitter for a “pure-breed” candidate. Fast forward a bit to 2016, where Sunday, during an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, Pierson defended her post calling for a “pure-breed” president by arguing she was a “half-breed” like President Barack Obama.
A horse in the race
For me, phrases like “half-breed” and “pure-breed” call to mind three things: fantasy settings with all their creepy, racist overtones; horses; and people who know jack about evolution but like to pretend it confirms their racist biases against black people — aka proponents of “human biodiversity” or “racial realism” (see: epigenetics and behavioral epigenetics, and how poverty and social standing affect both. See also: confirmation bias).
Since humans are incapable of reproducing with our nearest genetic relatives, the chimpanzee and bonobo, and elves, dwarves, and orcs don’t exist, one is left to draw the conclusion, regardless of skin color or individual phenotype, the result of human-human mating is a “pure-breed human.”
Nobody, however, told Katrina Pierson, spokeswoman for the Donald Trump campaign, any of this. In 2012, she took to Twitter to lament the lack of “pure-breeds” running in the race, noting neither Romney nor Obama were “pure-breeds” because neither had fathers born in the United States.
On Sunday, she was cornered by CNN’s Brian Stelter, and she amazingly enough stood by her claims, arguing she was a “half-breed” as well.
Stelter started by asking if she’d like to retract her “pure-breed” remark, and it went downhill from there, with Katrina replying:
No, not at all. These tweets — I’m an activist and I am a half-breed. I’m always getting called a half-breed. And on Twitter when you’re fighting with liberals and even establishment, you go back at them in the same silliness they are giving you.
So, I myself am a half-breed. We have entered silly season. Donald Trump is up in the polls. There’s desperate campaigns out there, they can’t take him down so they try to take down the people that are around him. And we’re just not going to get distracted by all that nonsense.
So, would you like Italian or Thousand Island dressing with that word salad?
No, Katrina, neither you nor Obama are not half-breeds because neither of you are horses. Humans do not have breed lineages and pedigrees. Attempts to create them have been disastrous for human genetics and for human society — for instance, the Hapsburg Dynasty of Europe.
About the only thing she got right is that we have entered “silly season.” I couldn’t think of a better way to describe an election cycle where Donald Trump is the front-runner.
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