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April 26, 2007

Sorry For The Break

Update: This post. At the end.

Here's the Google cached version. In case anyone wants to suggest that I just added something.

They keep saying that Marcotte's posts were "satirical." So they were, I suppose. But satire can be vicious, and intentionally so -- as Marcotte's anti-Christian rants were.

The left seems to be hoping that the public will confuse "satirical" with "ironical," the latter of course meaning "conveying an meaning differing from the superficial meaning."

But Marcotte's posts about the Catholic Church and Christianity were not "ironical." She meant every damn word; she meant precisely the meaning it seemed she meant. Irony is, in fact, in very short supply on the hyperpoliticized left.

Memo to the left: My constant posts about being afraid of "brown people" and vaginas are "ironical" -- I'm making fun of the left for constantly making this charge by spoofing it.

Marcotte's posts are decidedly not ironic, and the left should really stop trying to spin them as such.

Not that that will make any difference. What annoys me isn't the charge-- it's the childish dishonesty.

...

I violated Rule Zero: I got into a spat on someone else's blog.

Here's the deal: There are a lot of (sadly) low-traffic leftie blogs that "monitor" me, like unhinged liberals "monitor" Rush Limbaugh, and enjoy taking statements out of context.

They like asserting, for example, that because a conservative argues in favor of greater sexual restraint and less public displays of sexual imagery, and maybe thinks it's best if 13 and 14 year old aren't having sex, he must hate sex, and, ergo, any post noting that this or that woman is attractive is hypocrisy of the highest order.

They're also determined to read things in the most absurdly uncharitable ways possible. For example, when I asked "Are Elisha Cuthbert's looks actually holding her back?" they took that as a claim that Elisha Cuthbert was ugly, rather than getting the obvious meaning, that I was wondering if she was a little too good-looking to be acceptable as lead actress. What, he's such a prize?, they demanded to know.

(They gave this sentence this absurd reading despite simultaneously accusing me of masturbating to Cuthbert -- i.e., I was both attracted to her and thought her ugly. But internal consistency has never been their strong suit.)

Allah just got annoyed by this tendency of theirs as well. Some idiot on Huffington Post took Allah to task for the hypocrisy! of his using salty language (actually kind of unsalted salty language -- he wrote the word "poop" in a post about Sheryl "We Can Only Spare A Square" Crow), wondering how on earth such a flagrant profanity could come from a conservative in whose mouth sugar would most assuredly not melt.

Childish. But their stock in trade. It never ceases to amuse me that lefties stereotype conservatives so blatantly, and put together such shoddy Straw Men, and yet scream Straw Man! Stereotype! when you state the truth about them.

This word you keep using-- Straw Man Stereotype. It do not think it means what you think it means.

The other thing they do is this. And, if this is boring you, they do it to you too, as I frequently see you morons -- yes, you morons -- quoted by them as evidence of how evil and stupid you are.

A while ago I -- we -- started the whole "fear of brown people" and "fear of vaginas" schtick in response to the claims of various lefty bloggers that we we soiled ourselves upon the sight of a "brown person" and (a favorite of Marcotte's) we tremble at the power -- the fearsome power -- of the vagina.

So, to mock them, I, and you, began the whole "I saw a brown person today, and my life flashed before my eyes" schtick. And the "don't hurt me, scary vagina person" schtick. Mocking them. Parodying them. And farily obviously too; this is irony, of course, but not of the subtlest sort.

Here's the problem: Everytime we write something along those lines -- spoofing their stereotypical beliefs about conservatives -- they actually cite it as evidence that their stereotypes are accurate.

When I confess soiling myself at the sight of a “brown person,” and then, without the slightest evidence of a clue, lefty bloggers link me screaming, “HE SAYS HE’S AFRAID OF BROWN PEOPLE! He said it! He actually said it!”

When I confess that "Vaginas are scary,” again, the lefties link me screaming “HE’S AFRAID OF VAGINAS! He said it! He actually said it!”


I was just attempting to explain this schtick to the true idiots, but they couldn't be convinced. I even cited a post that ended like this:

Vaginas

They're very, very scary. Boo!

... but they continue to insist that still reveals a true fear of vaginas (Just like Amanda Marcotte always tells us!) or, alternatively, while I've made this joke before, on this specific occasion I was apparently not joking and decided to admit to thousands of strangers that I'm gay.

Anyway, sorry, I got derailed. I left the site after calling them faggots -- only fair, I think, as they were claiming I'd outed myself as one of them thar queeries -- and called it a day over there. Of course I questioned why the left -- so largely gay and, if not gay, effeminate -- is so comfortable calling other people faggots (while simultaneously calling anyone who uses such words a "hater"), but I'm not even going to bother checking the answer, because they never have one.

It's just that liberals are so darned tolerant they can say faggot and even nigger to their heart's content -- they seem to have a particular enthusiasm for rather nasty blackface imagery from the days of slavery and Jim Crow -- but conservatives are guilty of hate speech for doing the same. See, it's their hearts -- their precious, loving hearts -- that makes their usage of such words not only acceptable, but laudable.

And just one point about honesty. Some time ago I wrote that the hook-up culture among high schoolers was pretty much a bad thing. I wrote that 14 year old shouldn't be having sex (apparently a controversial proposition on the left, as it turns out).

One of these bloggers monitoring me cracked the joke, "Well, I don't know if they should be having sex or not. Are they hot"

Now, the thing is, I easily could have seized upon this and written a post: LEFTIST ADMITS TO PEDOPHILIA!!! HE SAID IT!! HE ACTUALLY SAID IT!!

Just like they do. All the time.

And I briefly thought about doing that -- for about half a second. And then I decided not to, considering it beneath me. It was a joke, obviously, though not a good one and certainly not an original or clever one. A bit of dark humor probably mostly intended to provoke me.

So, despite the fact that this particular guy is a douchebag that blogs about this blog three times a week, I was intellectually honest enough not to pass that off to the world as a true expression of a desire to have sex with very young teenagers.

It would be nice for some of these bottom-feeding cretins -- some of them -- to exhibit the same level of intellectual honesty themselves.

These guys read this site more than you do, so they know the whole brown person/vagina schtick. Hell, they know my schtick better than I do. And yet, like clockwork, every week, they put this out there to their stupid readers, screaming "HE SAID IT! HE SAID IT! HE ACTUALLY BROKE DOWN AND ADMITTED IT!"

They know better. But their readers don't, as they don't refresh my blog obsessively like the bloggers themselves do, so it's no problem to just keep pushing this crap out there. They're not going to get called on it, certainly. Even if someone actually knows it's a schtick, their Protect the Flock mentality prevents any of them from saying so and calling bullshit.

Contrast that to this site, for example, where you guys are *frequently* calling bullshit on me. Oh, to have such hero-worshipping assclown readers as the lefty bloggers have! To be able to write without ever being contradicted or corrected! What a dream world that would be.

Even had I decided to post "HE SAID IT! HE HAS SEX WITH CHILDREN!," then, you guys would have taken me to task. Even if I wanted to engage in some blatant (though deserved) dishonesty in an attack, I wouldn't have been allowed to get away with it. Damn it all.

Their morons -- true morons, I mean -- eat that sort of stuff up, though. They can distort all they want, and not a single member of the Flock will call shenanigans, ever. The Movement cannot be challenged, and the Truth is more important than the truth. The Truth has a capital-T and everything, so you can see it's more important.

I really can't descend down to their levels. How they manage it, I don't know. But I guess I'm comfortable losing in the bottom-feeding derby.


Why So Much Attention Paid To Blogs? While rightwing blogs knock the leftwing MSM, leftwing blogs knock... rightwing blogs.

For the lefties, we are the "rightwing media."

Which pretty much puts lie to the contention that the MSM itself is "rightwing." If it actually were rightwing, these idiots would spend a little more time critiquing the NYT, AP, nets, etc., than Ace of Spades, Hot Air, Powerline, The Corner, etc.

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