Thursday, August 21, 2014
Being Banned from Alternet
A few months back a friend of mine posted an article from "Alternet" concerning why public schools suck so badly these day. The article was complete rubbish but what fascinated me were the comments section (as is the case with nearly every article I read). The *ahem* article was focused on how the religious right are at fault for the failing public schools. As I said... rubbish. The comments section was overflowing with noting but sycophantic yes-men all chiming in with nothing but total agreement with a heaping pile of tired cliches (e.g. Republikkkans are the devil, they hate women, they hate poor people, want to see them all drink dirty water and die, and various other gems).
Enter The Bearded Bow Tie Guy (that's me, queue dramatic music). With one simple post asking them to prove the misogyny and racism, it exploded. I received SO many replies to this with all sort of "proof" such as "the proof is in the pudding!" and "how can you not see that?" and my personal fave.. "You're obviously too obtuse to think on our level here." Ahh.... the fond memories. I digress...
Recent case of the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson MO drew a lot of the same comments. Some were, sorry to say, EXTREMELY racist toward white people. I know that most of you on the left are like... "so? that's acceptable!" WRONG!! If you mark out ANY group of people and make comments akin to extermination, you are no better than the swastika sporting knee boots that stomped all over Europe mid last century. If you sanction those acts, yes, even by "liking" them or "voting them up," you're wearing the shiny black knee boots too my friend.
So, by asking the same questions and painting scenarios for them to try and get them to see their racism, I got the boot from their site. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *Note to self: slide that one on the calendar as a red-letter day. There was no explanation and no reply to my inquiry why as of this posting.
NONE of my postings were racist in any way shape or form. Unless of course you're an overly sensitive liberal or girlyman. But I repeat myself...