Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tweet(s) of the Day





I'm going to collect these kinds of tweets and use them to write a book on how not to argue. When all you've got is the tired "White Privilege!" line -- which should be considered an internet-era argumentative fallacy it's so impossible to defend against and therefore such a shameless line of attack -- you've pretty much already lost the fight.

You wanna discuss issues like reasonable people who for the most part have respect for each other's views, perfect. You wanna make the pious and asinine claim that somebody's not allowed to comment on something in a way you disagree with because he or she happens to be of a certain race, sex or ethnic background, you're not even worth listening to.

Incidentally, this whole Onion thing isn't about race and never was. I consequently didn't inject race into it, but it's fascinating the number of people who are happy to.

5 comments:

JohnF said...

Meanwhile, Allan Brauer is doing the exact same thing he accuses you of: telling people what they can and can not be offended by. In his case, telling people they should be offended.

Nietzsche's Peach Fuzz said...

Also, Allan Brauer is white. And male. And kind of a cunt.

Matt said...

I'm still completely missing how they got the racism angle from the original tweet. Plus, my outrage tank has been emptied on the rampant stupidity surrounding the sequester.

kanye said...

Working book title: Qunts!

noglutenforme said...

Chez you've broken the universe with your powerful ramblings about The Onion and now Mark Halperin is going to take you to town with a column that says nothing and basically bores everybody but at the same time is taken seriously by a bunch of producers that went to school for astrology. Way to go.