Portrait of the Slag as an Angry Man
Have you ever read something in comments on a news article that made you really, really angry? Oh, of course you have. Part of living in a country with free speech is that people have a right say heartbreakingly evil things - and since free speech is a critical right in a democratic society, I will fight for their right to keep saying those things. Today, while obsessively reading Virgina Tech news, I came across such a comment. At the close of this article, our friendly neighborhood extremist leaves a comment blaming... not the murderer*... but liberals. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
We all know that the right-wing extremists will blame the liberals for a rainy day, but this is utterly ridiculous. According to this guy, the reason that mofo went on a shooting rampage is because liberals used multiculturalism to encourage his family not to become American citizens. Never mind all the American citizens who go on shooting rampages; it's still the liberals' fault.
So rather than doing what I usually do - moving on and seething in a pit of rage for the rest of the day - I registered and left a comment.** The comment will be posted as soon as it is approved.
I'm not sure if this made me feel any better about life, but at least now two people have taken a stand against extremist illogic instead of one. If you're looking for something to do instead of work, and I know you are, have a look. I'm curious to see how this plays out.
Meanwhile, I am going to look at pictures of moose until I calm down.
*I feel seriously uncomfortable writing the mofo's name, because I don't want his name to be remembered, thereby giving him the fame he always longed for, and thereby possibly encouraging other narcissistic violent types from thinking that this is a good way to get lasting fame.
**I'm not actually from Chesapeake, VA, but the site required a local city. Or maybe I am from Chesapeake, VA, and I'm just writing this postscript to fool you. Muhaha...