Republican Attendee Allegedly Threw Nuts At Black CNN Camerawoman, Called Her An 'Animal'
Assuming the allegations are true - and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised or bemused if they were - I only have one question at this point:
Are we at this point absolutely certain the Republican National Convention and the Ku Klux Klan meetings aren’t one in the same? I’m no Zach de la Rocha but I’d be a fool to believe that some of those that do work forces aren’t the same that burn crosses.
“The only physical evidence here is the hundreds of controls I have passed with flying colours. I made myself available around the clock and around the world. In-competition. Out of competition. Blood. Urine. Whatever they asked for I provided. What is the point of all this testing if, in the end, USADA will not stand by it?”—Excerpt fromLance Armstrong’sstatement in regards to the allegations of doping and cheating.
“If you just really looking for the mainstream to deliver your hip-hop all you going to see is pop-hop, which is cool. It works for certain people and the radio loves it and obviously somebody is listening to it because it keeps going back to it. But you got to be a real hip-hop fan nowadays. You got to dig deep. You got to really go search for the great and the good people if you’re really digging that deep. So, if you’re a surface dweller as far as hip-hop, you’re going to just get all the stuff that they want to feed you. It’s a treasure hunt right now.”—Ice Cube on the current state of hip-hop.
Beastie Boys, Monster Lawsuit: Band Sues Energy Drink Company To Uphold Adam Yauch's No-Ad Wish
I heard ‘em say that these corporations are the amoral machines we have built. They have no emotions, they have no moral compass. They have one end-goal in sight and that’s to protect themselves, their investments, and most importantly: their bottom line.
This is just one of a long line of things companies will do to people like you, me, and the late Adam Yauch. And they don’t care. We will but they don’t.
That said: fight on. I do hope the desired outcome coming from the survived Beastie Boys and Yauch’s family get his wishes upheld. Some things should be beyond the reach of multinational companies and the government that rests firmly in their pocket.
What can you say about these types? Plenty, I’m sure. Seriously though, I can’t get away from the fact that their wanton behaviour is nothing more than a desperate cry for attention. Am I stating the obvious here? I’m probably stating the obvious here. For arguments sake, let’s say that I am indeed Captain Fucking Obvious.
But what if… what if trolls have no real motive aside from just taking great pleasure from seeing people get upset? What if trolls quite simply have an addiction to schaudenfreude and the feeling it gives them?
Take this chap called Vash Crowley, for instance. When I first circled him on Google+, I thought to myself: ‘Ah! Someone with a no-holds barred, brash, crude, yet passionate outlook on current events! I can dig it!’ But then this happened and now I’m thinking: ‘Does this guy need a hug? I think he needs a hug.’
You come across keyboard warriors like this upstanding gentleman… every day, really. Such is life on the Interwebz and such is to be expected when you give someone a computer and anonymity… but this Gash (whoops, I mean Vash) Crowley doesn’t have time for the anonymous bullshit. He wants you to know first hand that:
He’s a bigoted moron and quite proud of that fact.
He can do amazing literary things with the word ‘faggot’ and various other slurs (by ‘amazing,’ I mean he has about as much literary prowess as E.L. James: he could sell 50 million copies of trash and make loads of money doing it but nevertheless: it’s still 100% pure garbage).
He takes pride in countering things he perceives as a threat by… threatening it. Cute.
Throughout Gash’s diatribe, I got the feeling he was trying too hard to offend me. This amused me for a bit until I got bored of the lil’ rascal. Then it struck me: after I finalised my final thoughts in comment form, muted the post so I didn’t have to read his responses thereafter, and reported him to Google for his particularly flattering compliments of ‘fucking monkey bitch’ and ‘watermelon chomper’ amongst other wondrous sentiments (flagged it aptly as ‘hate speech’), I started to wonder why people that raged against the Tom Daley troll didn’t do the same thing I did. It truly was that easy and - at the end of the day - the troll got removed from Twitter. Even if ol’ Gash doesn’t get the banhammer from Google+, I won’t have to listen to another racist word he says. It’s amazing what blocking and reporting people can do, quite frankly.
Now, I’m no saint when it comes to dealing with trolls, particularly racist ones. I have been known to lash out and say some nasty things in response (as most often and understandably do). Though when I do lash out: no police were called, no riots ensued. Gash in particular had nothing malicious said in response to his… whatever-you-want-to-call-it. As a matter of fact, for every single racist epithet the idiot came at me with, I laughed! Not because I found what he was saying humorous, mind you. I found it all funny because it takes a special breed of imbecile to actually believe the things he was saying.
Simply put, I think trolls and keyboard warriors need hugs. Lots of them. Fuck it… perhaps these trolls haven’t gotten a decent lay in so long, it might be worth fronting the costs for a prostitute to service ‘em up… although I doubt any lady of the night would stoop to such levels, really.
Call it ‘tree-hugging, lefty, multicultural crap’ (I see you, Aidan Burley) but I think these people are obviously in desperate need of love & attention in their life but if they truly are around to just set the Internet world on fire and watch it burn along all the people in it; forcing them to hate and fear you, what exactly was wrong with playing Black & White (or Black & White 2)?
There’s the outlet these sad motherfuckers need and best of all, it’s dramatically cheaper than court costs, lawyer fees, and the rest. Oh wait… apparently there are those that believe video games and virtual environments only exacerbate their issues, despite all studies disproving that theory. Forgot about that… oh well.
I guess what I’m trying to say is… there’s nothing wrong with using the tools the administrators/creators of a social network to get the troll out of your timelines, news feeds, walls, and various other social networking things. Think of ‘blocking’ someone as throwing them in your own personal jail, where they’ll rot away without any fucks being spared.
If that’s not good enough for you, you can always counter with this:
…and if that fails, take solace in knowing that it’ll make you feel better.
And that’s all that really matters when the sun goes down.
“If you’re male and you like Twilight, you’re gay. I don’t mean that in the derogatory sense, I mean it in the “you want to put your testicles against another man’s testicles while gripping handfuls of chesthair” kind of way.”—The legend that is Matthew Inman (Known to us mere mortals as The Oatmeal)