Monday, April 24, 2006

Gay Marriage: Part II

I have posted numerous things that I consider inflammatory here at The Corner in the past, but it wasn't until I used the two words 'gay' and 'marriage' in the title that I got this comment:

wow that is really sad and that is horrible maybe when you get some proof for every one of your stupid reasons i won't think your a piece of crap

At first I deleted it, since it is obviously not from a regular reader of my little piece of the internet, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was a missed opportunity. Let us analyze this bit of worldly wisdom, shall we?

First of all we see that on a grammatical level this is somewhere around the third or fourth grade level. Capitalization and punctuation are non-existent, and the misuse of the word 'your', which is the possessive form of you, in place of the contraction 'you're', which means you are, indicate either less than average intelligence, or that the person feels that the substance of the argument is strong enough that the vehicle conveying said thesis is irrelevant.

Next let us look at said substance. This person feels that my stance on gay marriage is 'sad' and 'horrible'. Sad I will accept as an appropriate response, but 'horrible'? Dictionary.com defines horror as 'An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear'. Does this person really find my not having a problem with gay marriage that distressing? Wow! I'm more powerful than I thought. Next he(I am assuming the poster is male, both due to the tone of the missive, and for ease of pronoun use)postulates that the reasons are both stupid, and mine. While I agree with the list, else I would not have posted it, I clearly state at the beginning of the post that I did not write it, though I wish I had. As for the stupid part, well, I will let the irony of that pronouncement speak for itself.

Lastly the commentator assumes, erroneously, that I care what he thinks of me. I love to debate contentious issues, but unless you are someone I know, and care about, I couldn't care less if you think me a 'piece of crap'. I think every one of the points listed in my previous post proves itself, so if you wish to refute them with something more than a barely intelligible string of insulting idiocies, I will happily join the fray. If all you have to say is 'you're stupid' then please don't waste my time, or yours.

Have a nice day.
Marius

7 comments:

pikaresque said...

The internet is an easy way for
angry people to say here what
they could never say to your face.

I for one support your post.

Pikaresque

ps "Wow! I'm more powerful than I thought."
You are shameless!!!
Shameless I tell you! Bad ego..bad bad ego!! Down Boy...down! Remember I still have a photo of you in a batgirl mask Mr.
High N'Mighty

Turtle said...

"If all you have to say is 'you're stupid"

Shouldn't that be "your stupid"? Just sayin'.

And to the poster of said witty riposte: How exactly does someone else being gay affect you? How does this interact with your bigoted little life, anyway?

I am, in no way shape or form, gay, and yet I have no irrational fear of those who are. It doesn't affect my life. It doesn't change who I am. It doesn't make me richer, nor poorer, nor doth it constitute a blight in mine eyes. What's the problem???

Signed,

Associate Piece of Crap to Marius

jacob ellard said...

i don't think you're a piece of crap.

Rabid Attack Sheep said...

It always amuses me to see that ignorance and ignorant attitudes do, indeed, go hand in hand. Perhaps if such people actually paid attention in school and learned to perform the same minimal reading, writing and spelling functions that scientists are training apes to perform properly, they would realize that the world does not revolve around their petty, immature, egocentric, ignorant ideals.

Girlfriend Piece of Crap to Associate Piece of Crap

Patsy said...

Capt'n Hair is used to that kind of intelligence and logic and has been well equipped by college in Louisiana, which shall remain nameless, to deal with thoes who put forth such arguments.
But come on, we all know he is a piece of crap...

Marius said...

Well said, Patsy, well sai...hey!

;-)

celebhith said...

First of all, it sounded to me like the person who posted that intellectual gem did't realize that your original post was satirical! And if he did and really IS homophobic. . . well, dumb is as dumb does, I guess. . .

Second, wow, Marius! Looks like you're getting somewhat well-known in the neighborhood! Cool beans. You can't expect ALL your neighbors to be as cool as us, though!

Third, feel free to call me a little POC along with the rest of you!