Sunday, July 2, 2023

#2659: Mark Chambers

Mark Chambers is the former mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, and a stereotypical Southern wingnut with a stereotypical Southern wingnut’s view on social issues, including race issues – the latter being why he eventually had to resign from his post. He did survive an earlier controversy over some Facbook posts where he laid out his views on LGBT people and others perceived to represent the left (including “ungrateful” immigrants): “We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics. The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but without killing them out there’s no way to fix it.” He initially denied writing the posts, though he rather obviously did. He then claimed that the comments were taken out of context, which they weren’t, and that he thought he was writing a private message rather than a public post, which doesn’t really make anything much better. He finally tried to clarify that he was talking about what measures were needed in an upcoming civil war or revolution, which really, really doesn’t help either. It might be worth pointing out that Chambers took over as mayor of the fine Southern small community of Carbon Hill after the previous mayor was arrested for multiple sex crimes.


Diagnosis: Probably neutralized, though you never know these days.

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