Then he asks:
Serious question: Is this a significant percentage of US society? (for reference, I'd put that at 5% minimum)My answer? Without reading that post in much detail?
No. Maybe. I have little recent experience with the US. The only American I've talked to in the past few years was Jojo, and he's (as far as I know, might be wrong) from a state that just legalized weed so he probably doesn't really represent.
Anyway, one thing you've got to understand about humans is that most of them aren't self-aware enough to do more than act out well-defined social roles. In this guy's case, he's acting out a social role that he's probably exposed to a lot of the time on the US hate radio that he probably listens to - certainly Rush Limbaugh, given how much he goes on about "sluts".
Also, you gotta remember that when you give a guy a blog, or really any sort of podium, most of the time he's going to act out a role instead of think for himself. Really, a "social role" is a lot like designer clothing or accessories - their connotations construct an identity for people who don't have any.
(That's why I keep harping on about why I don't want readers, or to become popular - I was a sucker for socially-constructed identity for the longest time, cos I'm only human too, andd so if this blog ever got too popular it'd "go to my head" and I'd start living in some fantasy-land - and thus lose all my money on the market.)
So this is some guy who probably hates women due to unfortunate personal experiences. Serious - look at his other posts and you'll see it's perfectly clear that he is not married right now.
He probably also hates blacks due to the contemporary zeitgeist of the US. I mean seriously - do people really think Obama's a "muslim atheist Communist Nazi"? No; they hate him cos he's (partly) black. But they can't say that, so instead they give him other fantasy identities that are still socially acceptable to attack.
So are a significant percentage of Americans like this dude?
When I read the comments on articles at places like Fark, there is always someone who talks about how fucking batshit their southern Baptist family are. And there are a lot of batshit fundies out there - listen to The Non-Prophets for a good atheist podcast about them.
And there's a fuckton of racism in a lot of places in the US. Seriously, if the Secret Service protected Obama like any other president, there would be 100,000 Americans in jail or executed right now for making terroristic threats against the POTUS. Like this:
And he's the target of racist bigotry, like this:
And then there's this:
(Which BTW comes from the Lyndon LaRouche mob, who have been hardcore McCarthyite/Moonie right-wing loons with a small devout following for fourty years, and the only difference today is that Glenn Beck got into bed with them and got them some new readership.)
Really, all that stuff comes from the same right-wing neo-Nazi fringe that's been skulking in the shadows in the US forever. Okay? It's always been there. Go read Richard Hofstadter, esp. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life or The Paranoid Style.
But really, the hateful angry blowhard Americans are in the minority. And they're usually just trying to look like their heroes and repeat the exact same talking points they heard on Limbaugh earlier that week.