John Cornyn and Henry Cuellar Propose Compromise on Deportation of Unaccompanied Children at Border | Main | So Bob Beckel Said "Chinamen" and Then Hundreds of Sad People Pretended to be Outraged and Now a Congressman Is Calling for His Firing
July 14, 2014

#BringBackOurArmy: Boko Haram Mocks #HashtagDiplomacy

This hashtag "diplomacy" is a tool of the weak for getting visibility for an issue. And there's nothing wrong with the weak so using it.

The problem comes when officials in the Obama Administration (including the First Lady, who does in fact have a White House staff) begin using tools of the weak, which only confirms in the eyes of all the world's evil men that they are in fact weak.

By "bring back our army," he means "release all the captured Boko Haram fighters you're holding."

"Hashtag diplomacy" provides the illusion of action and caring, for people who are more interested in their own image as noble and concerned human-rights crusaders than actually doing something that would help the victims. It's moralistic posturing and fashionable activism made even easier by the Internet. You don't even have to show up at a protest march any more. At least actual live demonstrations show some degree of effort. However savage they might be in other respects, give the Boko Haram crew credit for understanding just how unserious this #BringBackOurGirls stuff really was.

Savages like these might not be educated (education is sin, remember), but they are very capable of scenting weakness and seeing through pretense.

Better at it than we civilized men have allowed ourselves to become, actually.




digg this
posted by Ace at 06:18 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/s][/b]: "[i]There you go. Either declare war, Congress, or ..."

Anon a mouse: "Super Tomato Spanky-Spanky Love Getty... " Snor ..."

tbodie [/i][/s][/b][/u]: "Dude, chill, it was a joke. Everyone is so fucking ..."

WaterCow: "Fucker keeps demanding to know what's in my wallet ..."

Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est: "Can't these people muster enough votes in Congress ..."

Chris M: ""I would have guessed someone like Diane Sawyer wh ..."

Tom Servo: "364 Iphigenia was never in Brooklyn. Leonardo d ..."

Anon a mouse: "Aleppo. you were looking for Aleppo." Yeah, tha ..."

SH: "Can't these people muster enough votes in Congress ..."

weft cut-loop[/i][/b]: "[i]what hentai was Kurt watching at the time? Pos ..."

Don Q: "376 to pass off the photo as a consequence of Pres ..."

Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM): "[i] 378 As a result of Trump's troop pull out in ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64