In two posts on Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment website, Dr. Kevin Pezzi smears Shirley Sherrod as a racist, claiming that "if someone deserves to be put on a pedestal for overcoming racism, it isn't Sherrod." The racism criticism is ironic coming from Pezzi, who has repeatedly used racial epithets like "Japs" and "Chinks," and claimed Native and African Americans should have been grateful for their subjugation by whites.
Pezzi, who says that "Breitbart asked me to write for BigGovernment.com," has a peculiar self-described history. Pezzi claims to be responsible for "over 850 inventions" and schemes such as a "magic bullet" for cancer, a "robotic chef," and sexual inventions like "penile enlargement techniques" and "ways to tighten the vagina" (because "men like women with tight vaginas"). Pezzi has started multiple websites, from term paper helpers to a sexual help site that answers "your questions about sexual attraction, pleasure, performance, and libido" (Pezzi is qualified to do so because "No doctor in the world knows more about sexual pleasure than I do").
Pezzi also claims to have "beaten Bill Gates" on a math aptitude test, turned down a blind date with Katie Couric, and says he's "bigger than some porno stars."
Pezzi Facts (by Dr. Pezzi)
Dr. Kevin Pezzi is the most interesting man in the world -- according to Dr. Kevin Pezzi:
- "A government official once claimed that Dr. Pezzi achieved the highest score ever attained on an IQ test administered nationwide, although Pezzi dismisses this as disingenuous pandering." [Link]
- He has "information about a new cure" for cancer, which he "stumbled upon while reading an editorial and article in one of the many journals I read. The editor said there is good evidence that this new treatment works, and that it truly cures cancer -- not just temporarily treating it, as so many cancer therapies do. However, he lamented that the cure is being overlooked, which he felt stemmed from the fact that there isn't any way for pharmaceutical companies to profit from it." [Link]
- His "penis size went from embarrassingly small (at least to me) to bigger than some porno stars." [Link]
- He "declined an offer to go on a blind date with Katie Couric," because, in part, "my political beliefs would clash with Katie's well-known liberal bias" and "Katie's career will keep her in New York (or some similar megalopolis) for the indefinite future. I can't stand cities." [Link]
- "He has beaten Bill Gates, an acknowledged math and computer genius who is Chairman of Microsoft, Inc. and the richest man in the world, on a test of mathematical ability and logic." [Link]
- "A producer who won an Emmy for a blockbuster film contacted me because he is interested in turning one of my books into a movie or TV series." [Link]
- "[W]hile a college student at Michigan State University, he once went into the wrong room to take a final exam. Even though he was not enrolled in the class, he scored 147 out of 150, easily the highest score achieved by any of the hundreds of students taking the test." [Link]
- "As a sophomore in college, he decided that his future was in the CIA, not medicine, so he skipped most of organic chemistry. Three days before the final, he changed his mind, crammed, and received a 4.0 for the course." [Link]
- "In spite of seriously misjudging the optimal strategy for taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), he scored astronomically." [Link]
- "The first woman to read [Pezzi's The Science of Sex] book wrote to me to report that she obtained the most intense orgasm of her life after trying one of the new methods I discussed -- a method that I invented, so no one else has yet written about it. Even when I discuss topics that you might think are so old that nothing new could be said about them, I offer a new perspective. Take vibrators, for example." [Link]
Racist and incendiary writings
"Japs" and "Chinks." Pezzi repeatedly uses ethnic slurs to denounce Asians. On the problem of lead contamination in Chinese products, Pezzi wrote:
Unfortunately, the lead contamination problem is just the tip of the iceberg. China is our enemy, and they have more up their sleeve than just lead. We now know about some of the other hazards, but some won't be discovered for years, AFTER untold damage has been done. Then the Chinks will apologize to us, just like they always do, while they are secretly giving each other the high-five for a job well done as they celebrate the stupidity of Americans for being so blind to the war they're waging. Wake up, Americans. Stop buying made-in-China products. [emphasis added]
When a "smart student" complained to him about his use of the word "chink," Pezzi replied, claiming to be "surprised" that an "intelligent person" would be offended (emphasis added):
You seem to be a highly intelligent person yourself, so I am a bit surprised by how offended you were. Let me try to make a distinction:
From your message: ""Chinks" is a highly offensive, racist term used predominantly by non-Asian Americans to describe the Chinese . . . in a demeaning, derogatory, condescending manner."
I think highly of many Chinese -- probably you, too! :-) -- so I never intended that as a global denunciation of all Chinese people. I DID intend it as a way to verbally lambaste the Chinese who commit the atrocities I mentioned. Anyone who intentionally poisons millions of people over a period of decades deserves to be called something far harsher than "Chink," but I usually don't use profanity.
So, there's a distinction here. I was clearly referring to the "bad Chinese," not ALL Chinese. If you've written much, you know that authors often relax their standards of proper English usage in an attempt to spice up their writings and to more effectively communicate their feelings. A few weeks ago, the publisher of Forbes magazine used the word "ain't" in an editorial . . . amazing! I've heard others use more contentious language, such as the famous "N-word." Since I am probably one of the few people who truly loathes racial discrimination AND has a viable plan to help eliminate it, I do not want to contribute to the problem by using epithets that stereotype people -- but, in fairness to myself, I don't believe I did that. As I mentioned above, I think it was obvious that I had my finger pointed directly at one subset of Chinese: the ones who evidently don't give a hoot about their fellow human beings.
Now mention "Chinese student," and what's the first thing that pops into the minds of many people, including me and lots of us other hicks here in Michigan? Bright, ambitious, studious, dedicated, hard-working, quiet, responsible. Lots of books. No boozing it up.
Now if that's a stereotype, it's certainly not a negative one. So, when the hicks I hang around with aren't busy making moonshine or keeping up with world events by reading The National Enquirer in our outhouses, we don't bash Chinese people by calling them "Chinks" -- except when they poison us . . . again, and again, and again. It's called righteous indignation. [emphasis added]
Pezzi also went on to complain about "Japs":
I am particularly offended by how Americans have repeatedly extended a hand a friendship, and a helping hand in time of need, to countless people around the world, only to later have them figuratively (and often literally) thrust a fist in our faces in return. If you are of Chinese heritage, you can thank your lucky stars that you weren't alive and living in China during World War 2. As I mentioned before, Japanese soldiers raped and murdered innumerable Chinese women -- even young girls! The Japs (or Nipponese, if you object to "Japs") had such a commanding lead over other nations in that region that they never could have recovered without being rescued by Allied Forces (90+% of which was American might).
What might have stopped the Japs from behaving like savages? Do you think they'd wake up one day and suddenly realize that their prior actions were an unconscionable moral abomination that revealed a deep character flaw in their culture? I doubt it. Had the Japs won WW2, you -- being a hot young female -- wouldn't have had the luxury of spending your day reading my web site and then writing to me to nitpick about whether it is politically correct to use the word "Chink" to bash Chinese people who do evil things and evidently don't give a shit about it. Instead, you probably would have been raped a dozen times or more by Japs whose culture taught them that they are so superior to others that non-Japanese people are less valuable than dogs. Don't believe me? Do some research, learn more history, and listen to the words of people who witnessed and experienced the many Japanese brutalities that gave us a transparent view into their souls. Yes, the Japanese people have changed for the better in the interim, but only because the United States forced them to change. Go ahead and denounce American rectitude as people around the world love to do in finding fault with "the Great Satan," the United States, but our virtue is a light-year ahead of anything you could get from others who inexplicably have no conception of their own shortcomings. Get a mirror, for heaven's sake!
Writing about World War II, Pezzi claims that the United States "could have subjugated the entire world, for that matter. I could have a cute little fräulein preparing a fresh and tasty breakfast for me right now":
No one could have stopped us. We had the A-bomb and no one else did. We could have subjugated the entire world, for that matter. I could have a cute little fräulein preparing a fresh and tasty breakfast for me right now, instead of eating soggy microwaved leftovers from two days ago. I could have some of General Tojo's descendants mowing my yard and painting my house. But we did not enslave the citizens of Germany and Japan, even though we could have turned every last one of them into permanent slaves to serve us and subsequent generations of Americans. "Hey, Hashimoto, you missed a spot! Better take care of that before I begin whipping you with a bamboo cane." Japanese soldiers, without any provocation, did far worse things to captured Americans and Chinese.
But we didn't retaliate, because we aren't imperialistic, and we are not evil--at least, not in this way (more about that in a minute). Both the Germans and Japanese behaved like utter savages in World War II, inflicting unprecedented barbarity. We even let the Emperor of Japan get off scot-free, allowing him to live a carefree life of luxury. Had Japan conquered the United States, they would have butchered President Truman and spat on his grave. Yet who is reviled around the world for being evil? The USA. Go figure.
Native-Americans. Pezzi claims that Native-Americans "should instead THANK US for giving them the freedom to benefit from our superior technology":
Now that Senator Barack Obama is discussing reparations for slavery, I recall something that my brilliant brother once said decades ago that is applicable to this issue. After the American Indians applied enough political and economic pressure to get American taxpayers to atone for injustices committed a century before they were born (thus setting a bizarre precedent that people can be financially penalized for misdeeds they did not commit), my brother remarked that the Indians, instead of endlessly bellyaching about the evil White Man, should instead THANK US for giving them the freedom to benefit from our superior technology. Without those advances, my brother noted, Indian mothers would still be living in wigwams and crying when their children died of appendicitis. Unless my many teachers were mistaken, American Indians were living in the Stone Age when European explorers first appeared on this continent.
African-Americans. Pezzi writes of African Americans and slavery: "Yes, that is a great moral injustice, but it is easy to see how we helped the descendants of those slaves by bringing them to the United States":
The same is true of people who lived in Africa during the years that many of them were nabbed and put into slavery. Yes, that is a great moral injustice, but it is easy to see how we helped the descendants of those slaves by bringing them to the United States. African lives are often brutal and cut short by disease or violence. Many people in Africa still eat "bush meat" (e.g., gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, and other primates) instead of obtaining their food from nice restaurants or grocery stores, as African-Americans do. (Here's an insightful perspective that harmonizes with my stance.)
So should the United States government forcibly seize my money or property to give to African-Americans? There is no way to ethically justify such confiscation. The issue is incredibly divisive. Being forced to pay for a crime you did not commit is so infuriating that it has the potential to ignite a race war. Yet Senator Obama, with his silver tongue and dearth of common sense, is foolish enough to say that "words are not enough" -- implying that our past apologies and trillions of dollars transferred to African-Americans via myriad social welfare programs are not punitive enough; the evil White Man must pay, again. [emphasis in original]
Pezzi also claims that whites are more racially discriminated against than blacks, writing, "For every vestige of anti-black racism in USA at present, I could mention two ways in which whites are racially victimized by blacks or people favoring blacks":
Even when I disagree with another black political and civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton, he can still come across as charming and even huggable. In contrast, Wright seems downright kooky. Much of his fury apparently stems from the fact that there are still traces of racism in this country. Clear-cut evidence of this can be found in some revealing statistics: only about 7% of blacks say they'll vote for McCain, while almost half of whites are willing to vote for Obama. And whites are the racist ones?? For every vestige of anti-black racism in USA at present, I could mention two ways in which whites are racially victimized by blacks or people favoring blacks, such as when I discovered years ago that black students at Michigan State University could pass courses even if they got every question wrong on every test (** see the footnote at the end of this posting). Hence, Wright seems Wrong about racism, so his maniacal speeches make me wonder if he is living in a different world. Evidently Obama is living in that world, too, given that Wright was his pastor for 20 years. How could the Obamas cozy up to such a hatemonger for so long? The answer is obvious. [emphasis in original]
Gays. In response to a question about whether the media has "lied" about the risk of heterosexuals getting AIDS, Pezzi writes:
Regarding the notion that heterosexuals should be shaking in their boots about AIDS, some people speculated that the media spread this myth to curry favor with homosexuals, or perhaps because the media seem to have taken it upon themselves to sanctify and champion the causes of anything dealing with homosexuality, homelessness, minorities, and women's rights. Homosexual men, of course, have good reason to fear AIDS. They also have good reason to make us believe that we're all at risk for this disease. Why? Because it makes it so much easier for them to get funding to support AIDS research.
Pezzi's countless inventions and schemes
Dr. Kevin Pezzi is a prolific inventor and website creator. Among his "over 850 inventions" and schemes are a "Cranberry Freshness Sorting Machine," a "Mosquito Motel" and an "Insect Inn" (because "not everyone likes staying in a motel"), and a guide to "penile enlargement techniques." According to his Big Government bio, his next big invention will be a "robotic chef" that works via touch screen.
Some -- but not all -- of Pezzi's many inventions and schemes:
- Among his "sexual inventions" are "several ways to tighten the vagina," because "almost universally, men like women with tight vaginas." He complains about media outlets "sweeping problems" like "loose vaginas" "under the rug":
Sweeping problems under the rug may be good for magazines, but not for their readers. In recent years, we've seen some major strides in frank discussions of male problems such as impotence (you've never seen a Viagra ad, have you?), but imagine that there was a drug that tightened the vagina. Would we ever see this advertised? Would we ever see female sports stars with loose vaginas become spokeswomen for the drug? Never in a million years! So why doesn't anyone bat an eye when sports stars or washed-up politicians with impotence become spokesmen for Viagra?
- Pezzi has a website that answers "your questions about sexual attraction, pleasure, performance, and libido." He is qualified to do so because "No doctor in the world knows more about sexual pleasure than I do."
- Pezzi claims that "Breast enlargement pills don't work (another scam!), but there are several ways to enlarge breasts. Since sexual attraction is one of the subjects in my book, I discuss this topic."
- Dr. Pezzi will edit your term papers, because he "obtained a 4.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on every paper I wrote in college, and I received a 4.0 in every English class as well as almost every other course I took." He adds, "Incidentally, if you're looking for an editor who will work for peanuts, please do not contact me."
- Pezzi has written more than one book about sex, including Advanced Enlargement (primarily focused "on penile enlargement techniques"), where he explains a technique he discovered that caused this amazing transformation: "Within a few weeks, my penis size went from embarrassingly small (at least to me) to bigger than some porno stars."
- Pezzi wrote a book about how you can "Lose Weight Without Dieting, Drugs, Herbs, Exercise, Or Surgery," and explains that he understands "physiology quite well . . . better than most other doctors, in fact. I also obtained perfect grades in every physics class I took (as well as just about every other class)."
- Describing his book How to Sue* Your Doctor...and Win! (*Legitimately or Not), Pezzi writes, "Whatever your motive, this book describes numerous legitimate and even some illegitimate ways for you to sue and win, often without the hassle of a malpractice trial." He adds, "Please note that I am not condoning any of the illegitimate techniques; use of them could put YOU in jail. If you use them, I hope that you crash in your Ferrari!
- Pezzi's book "The Science of Sex won't cost you money, it will save you money, because you get the following book free with every order: Gas Saving Tips That Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars Per Year!"
- Pezzi's other books include From Bailout to Bliss, Microhome Living, and Love & Lust in the ER.
- Pezzi's websites include a dating website called ContactmeFree.com, Loghomedoor.com, where he offers to build hand-carved doors for your log home, GarageScapes.com, which offers garage-organization "systems."
- Pezzi is "currently developing a robotic device that will make you wonder if you've been teleported a century into the future."
- Pezzi is "looking for several attractive ER doctors, nurses (of either sex), techs, paramedics, or EMTs to appear in an ER calendar I'm creating. What's in it for you? Half a dozen free calendars and free copies of all my published books."
- Pezzi claims he may have found the "magic bullet" to cure cancer -- which he'll tell you about for "free"! Sorta: "This book is free if you have purchased at least $250 of products or services from me, or you have significantly helped market my books, at least one year prior to when you request it"
- Pezzi has a website where he offers a "second opinion" for those diagnosed with a variety of illnesses. However, if you click on many of the illnesses listed on the right, it takes you to a page where he tries to sell you his anti-spam software.
- Pezzi "invented" a system to "Stop burglars from even trying to enter your home" ... that consists entirely of a compact disc with construction noises on it. If you want to know why you can't just make your own CD, he explains that it "is more difficult, expensive, and time-consuming than you may think."
- Pezzi created a website called "Lighthouse Sheds," where, as the name implies, he sells sheds shaped like lighthouses.
Pezzi's Astroturf enterprise
There appears to be a surprising number of online profiles by young women with a constant theme: they're obsessed with Kevin Pezzi and his books and hint that they'll talk to men on the internet -- but only if they buy Pezzi products. At least one of the women's profile pictures is a modified stock photo.
For instance, the Twitter account of Jennie_Sims476, a young woman, begins: "Reading a book by Dr. Kevin Pezzi called Science of Sex." In addition to "going to work" and "going for a run," Jennie_Sims476's life appears to be centered around on one Kevin Pezzi and finding people similarly interested in Pezzi:
Reading about how testosterone can help women...you know...:)
The Science of Sex by Dr. Kevin Pezzi is one of my favorites I have just discovered.
I wish there were others out there like myself who enjoy Dr. Kevin Pezzi's books. I must be lone reader.
Just got done with Love and Lust in the ER (a freebie) http://ow.ly/kypa See it yourself and send me some tweets when you read it.
Has anyone read The Science of Sex? http://ow.ly/r84c
I am on page 435. Want to join me? Any takers...yet?? http://ow.ly/rPnQ
I am devouring Microhome Living (http://bit.ly/oqYCC) -- wish I would have found it years ago!
Now learning more than I ever thought I would by reading Fascinating Health Secrets (http://bit.ly/RtI1p), by a doc who is great!
I am stunned by what I'm learning from The Science of Sex (http://bit.ly/1S2ycY), one of the best books I've ever read.
Want to join me?
I am having a great time reading The Science of Sex (http://bit.ly/1S2ycY), by a doc who is truly worth reading.
The MySpace account of "Lori" recommends Pezzi's books and winks, "Get this book and we can discuss it":
** The Science of Sex by Kevin Pezzi, MD. I like sex (doesn't everyone??) but most sex books tell me what I already know. In contrast, Dr. Pezzi's book is filled with thousands of interesting and useful facts and tips. Also, want to score a hit with me? Get this book and we can discuss it...and our discussions shall be quite interesting to say the least. My last boyfriend thought he knew it all about sex, and that got boring to say the least.. I want somebody who is on the same page when it comes to something so important. **
The MySpace account of "Annie" writes of Pezzi:
Zany, intelligent woman who knows how to live life to the fullest. I just moved to NY, and would love for somebody to show me around the area, or at least point me in the right direction. I love reading about a variety of things. I just finished "Love & Lust in the ER" by ER doc Kevin Pezzi, MD. It's a book of ER stories, but focused on the romantic ones . . . and you know how women like romance! :-) Some of the stories are just entertaining, but others are poignant and thought-provoking. If you write to me, I'd be interested in hearing what your favorite story in that book was, and why. I think that it will give me useful insight into your personality. If you are a loving, tender, compassionate person (as I am), you're bound to be drawn to certain stories. The book is free, so you don't have any excuse for not reading it (download it from his www.ERlove.com site, or read the stories on that site -- they're the same ones). If you don't read it, I'll assume that you are lazy or don't like such stories -- bad news for you, because I'm a nurse. If we get married, you're going to hear MY healthcare stories every day after work! Most people talk about their work, and if you want to date me, you'd better like healthcare stories. People tend to enjoy them -- otherwise there wouldn't be so many medical shows on TV, right? I love long conversations that flow from one topic to another. I'm not particularly interested in how much money you have, as long as you can support yourself. I plan to work for the foreseeable future, so I can and will take care of myself. I won't date anyone who uses drugs or is an alcoholic. Can you tell that health is important to me?
Alas, the photo of Annie is a modified stock photo.
Similarly, the MySpace account of "Denise" writes of her love of Pezzi books and "If a guy wants to get to know me, I ask him to read the book first":
I am a little a shy at first, but once I get to know you better, I warm up quickly. I do a lot of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, running and swimming when the weather allows. During the winter time I down-hill as well as cross-country ski. I like all of the usual stuff that everyone likes, such as eating out, watching movies, traveling, and sex. Should I mention breathing, too? Who doesn't like sex, right? If you didn't, you wouldn't be reading my ad, correct? Sure, everyone likes sex, but I've found that some people are too lazy to read about it (my ex-boyfriend, for example). Yes, sex may seem simple, but there is a tremendous difference between the basics and taking it to the Nth degree of pleasure -- which is what I want. I read several sex books and learned a few things here and there, and then I stumbled across Dr. Kevin Pezzi's "The Science of Sex" -- and WOW! -- what a great book! I've found that it can be a useful screening test for potential boyfriends, too. If a guy wants to get to know me, I ask him to read the book first. If he won't, it's a sign that he is too lazy, not interested in reading, or arrogantly self-assured that he already knows enough about that topic. Unless you've read that book, you aren't the expert that I am looking for. Sorry, but I won't settle for a "just the basics" boyfriend in the future.
UPDATE 2: Big Government has now pulled Pezzi's posts -- what this saga tells us about Breitbart's continuing irresponsibility and lack of standards.