Thursday, January 29, 2009

"I'm not racist. I can prove it by claiming you are instead!"

This thread is the most hilarious thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for the laughs, guys. I'd recommend reading the whole thing, but I don't want to drive traffic to these Bloggernacle sites. I want to shut them all down.

Here's the summary so you don't have to go there:

Geoff B. posts a post (redundancy alert!) that basically says, "I'm not a racist! But all you durn liberals are!"

The rest of the conversation goes a little something like this:

Chris H. - No, conservatives are racists. Look at me, I'm not racist because I'm liberal! Liberals can't be racists because conservatives are.

Christopher (of Juvenile Instructor - a very apt name for his blog, considering how juvenile he acts) - I resemble that remark! In fact, I'm angry! Angry, I tell you! This is a group therapy session, right? Let me show how I know that I am an enlightened liberal and all you conservatives are racists because life hasn't been a perfect utopia for me.

Tossman - Being the only minority here, I'd have to say Geoff is right!

Christopher - Whatever. My wife is a minority! I condemn you as a racist conservative! Your mother smelled of elderberries! I fart in your general direction!

Geoff B. - Sorry, but I'm not the racist here. All of you are. I know this because I lived in Brazil!

Chris H. - Whatever! Talk to the hand.

David G. - What Chris H. and Christopher said, only with a lot more self-righteousness, bile, and ad hominem attacks (if that is even possible).

The only way this thread could contain more smug self-righteous posturing mixed with politically correct knee jerk condemnation of anyone who disagrees would be if Margaret Young dropped by to comment.

UPDATE: Chris H. has a moment where he potentially sees the truth - "Maybe blogging is just crap and we should all give it up." It would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath (not that I actually breathe, being an abstract entity who exists only on the internet).


Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you about that thread, but lay off Margaret, she's awesome.

Mister Correlation said...

Yes, she's awesome. One definition of awesome (according to one dictionary) is "appalling, dreadful, weird." I can go with that.

From all reports I've heard from those in the physical non-internet realm, Margaret is outwardly a sweet, kind, and affable person.

However, she also has the power to destroy people and ruin careers and she's used it. All you have to do is disagree with her a little bit on some small point and she immediately brands you the worst sort of racist.

She has her gospel hobby horse and she rides it ragged and then beats it long after it's dead.

But she is very nice in person. Except when she's online bragging about how awesome she is (when she's not attacking others for not being as sensitive and caring as she is).

In other words, a typical member of the bloggernacle. Just one with more power to destroy lives in the real world than the typical permablogger (most of whom are harmless in the corporeal realm).