As most of you have heard, our little think tank engaged the race grievance industry directly in the past few days. For our efforts, I personally was banned from the blog of a certain Abagond. However, I made a point of copying the content of that exchange — it’s a big’un! — in order to use it later as illustrative content here. I was going to go grab a post or two to illustrate how these profoundly closed-minded people argue, but had gone back from time to time to view the posts on the blog after my departure therefrom. I figured that the post mortem after our encounter would be as interesting as the encounter itself. I was not disappointed.
As I mentioned before, for some inexplicable reason the women in Abagond’s universe had self-selected out of the back-and-forth, except to toss in drive-by snarks and disappear for a few dozen posts or so. Below is one such drive-by snark — after my departure from Abagond’s blog — that shows what I put up with when I was there. This was more than MB had to say just about in the entire time I was there. I assume that she wrote more this time because she knew there was no chance I’d respond. I have added inline commentary, in [red font and square brackets] to illustrate some of what I put up with. MB’s spelling is not great, but I haven’t changed it.
MB: Well thank God that crapfest is over. It was causing lots of confusion. I wondered for the longest time, if these post don’t apply, why get offended? When he made some statement on the Hitler thread about blacks being cannibels, [It had apparently passed over this woman’s head that I was making roughly the same point that Abagond was making, only in “racial reverse.”.] that didn’t offend me. Because I am not a cannibal. [Bingo! Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!! That’s why accusations of racism don’t offend me — because I’m not a racist! One would think these people would be able to put these things together! It’s a bit like accusing me of being short. At 6’4″, I’m just not at all offended by the accusation!] I believe x pretorious, was angry because these things struck a nerve. [Here’s the thing that they all indulged in: Reading minds. They had no possible way of knowing whether or not they had “struck a nerve.” But, they were willing to base entire arguments on the “fact” of what they just knew I was thinking. In this case, at least MB said, “I believe…” In the cases that I will show you, the assertion was “xPraetorius thinks [fill in unknowable thought here],” or “xPraetorius hopes [fill in unknowable hope here]”… ] To quote Sharina and my late grandmother, “A hit dog will holler” or “The guilty dog barks first. X praetorious,did a a lot of barking. [Or, it is to be hoped, the unjustly accused will protest! Should the unjustly accused black people during segregation and Jim Crow simply have taken it without complaint? Or should they have spoken up a bit? ] He started on Brotha Wolf’s blog, making problems, when Brotha Wolf did a post on Paula Deen. [To correct the mistaken MB, the person who confronted BrothaWolf was my colleague. Granted, it’s apparent that MB is not paying close attention, so it’s likely she didn’t read everything. Still, I did not “start on BrothaWolf’s blog.” My colleague here did. ] This was where I first saw his commentary, I felt bad for Wolf, because x praetorious was trolling the hell out of his blog. [Nope. My colleague was perfectly respectful of people at all times. She treated derisory concepts with the scorn they deserved, but she was respectful and polite to people at all times. ] Then he comes to Abagond’s blog and makes trouble. I knew it was going to be trouble. I get that there needs to be diversity of opinions [Trust me, the idea that “there needs to be diversity of opinions” is not something she gets. ] and we don’t need to be in lock step and have a herd mentality. [This herd has no desire whatsoever to allow dissenting opinions in!] I understand that. But x praetorious, had no desire to learn or understand. [This coming from a group, not one of whose members ever allowed the slightest dissenting opinion to sway their thinking, is rich 🙂 ] I hate when white people or anyone does that. When people are coming together to discuss their experiences,and whites dismiss that, I feel it is disrespectful. Even Randy, who is racist as hell, is a gentleman. [<– Do I really need to comment on that sentence? A gentleman racist? I guess the concept of “racist” has undergone some changes, eh? Not to worry! MB is ok with you if you’re a racist, just not if you’re obnoxious about it! So, you read it here first: Polite racists are just fine. Even the ones who are “racist as hell”! ** Sheesh! ** ] But x praetorious was arrogant and pedantic as hell, [Darn! If only I had known that to be a humble racist was okay with this crowd! 🙂 ] my eyes were glazing over trying to read his comments. Anyway, I am glad he is gone. [Her eyes were glazing over, I’m ‘fraid, because there were concepts more complex than “Look, Jane! See Spot run!” flying about.]
More soon! I’m just trying to keep up with the restless Abagondian herds since I’ve been gone! I’ll start tonight and tomorrow delving into the gold mine of material they gave me as I interacted with them over the past few days.
Don’t lose sight, my friends, of the real purpose of all this! Keep your eyes on the broadcast media!