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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Beware the Christians!!!

Anti-Chrisitian hysteria is rampant. I don't get it, being that I'm a Christian and I think I'm a decent love thy neighbor type of guy. But I live in Hawaii, and I don't get a lot that goes on in the Mainland. For instance people in Hawaii CONSTANTLY make racial jokes, constantly refer to others in racially insensitive ways, and constantly try to nail people's racial identity down. For instance if my wife says a new child joined her pre-school I usually will say "What kind?" meaning "what gender and what race?" Now, I'm not sure, but I'm guessing people on the mainland find that offensive. I don't think anything of it, I'm just trying to picture the kid and the kid's parents.

Today, as I was reading Television Without Pity's Miss Ali's take on the latest Survivor, I came across this:

James now conducts an interview in which he declares, "Ibrehem's overstayed his welcome." After all, he was meant to leave at the last tribal council and so forth. And then James takes a giant flying leap right past "amusing dumb-ass" to "rampaging asshole bigot" with this gem: "By the grace of Allah, he didn't go. Well, my God says he is today." Oh, you fuck. You tiny-minded, backward, hypocritical, know-nothing fuck. The kind of small that you have to be to drag a miscellaneous religious slur into a discussion of tribal council is so particular that it betrays a sense that you carry these things with you always -- these little rocks of distrust of everyone who isn't exactly like you, and you may tolerate people who aren't precisely like you, but it's an inch below the surface, all this ugliness, and you just can't wait for your shot. What a horrifying remark, truly. How embarrassing that we have people like that walking around in polite society. We should make them wear bells so we know where they are. Jerk. ["PS: Same deity. So in addition to being offensive and dumb, James's statement was also inaccurate. Well done, sir!" -- Wing Chun]

Is this really warranted? "Rampaging asshole bigot?" I mean when he said that I thought- this guy is dumb as a stick- (which wasn't news, btw) (which is also, btw, what I thought when Ibrehem said Allah saved him from being kicked off the week before, which, again, wasn't news exactly) (btw I much prefer Ibrehem to James, as Ibrehem is big for nothing but know it, whereas James is small and useless but thinks he makes up for it with pep talks)

it betrays a sense that you carry these things with you always -- these little rocks of distrust of everyone who isn't exactly like you, and you may tolerate people who aren't precisely like you, but it's an inch below the surface, all this ugliness, and you just can't wait for your shot. What a horrifying remark, truly. How embarrassing that we have people like that walking around in polite society.

Wow! Does it really betray all that?!?!? I thought it was just a dumb joke. I call this an overreaction- and a symptom of... I don't know the word- hysteria? And this sense of hysteria is rife throughout the blogosphere and the MSM right now. Shall I say it? SHALL I SAY IT!?! I WILL- (drumroll) It reminds me of the way Jews are hysterically vilified.

2 Comments:

  • At 6:53 PM, Blogger uglyblog said…

    Harkonnendog, I just started a new blog called Ugly Blog, so I've been looking around for ugliest related blogs. Anyway, I found this entry (Beware the Christians!!!) during my search so I thought I'd make a quick post to let you know! I'd be happy to trade links if you're interested. Have a great day - Eric

     
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