It is remarkable how often, after the fact, everybody knows what should have been done to avoid the latest national disaster.
You have to wonder if they really thought about the matter at all beforehand.
Consider how many Americans following the Boston Marathon bombing thought Chechens were from Czechoslovakia.
Petr Gandalovič, Ambassador to the United States from the Czech Republic, had to inform the “social media” that “the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation.”
What we don’t know, we all need to know so that we can make informed policy decisions.
To make matters worse, our modern political “dialogue” consists principally of public disinformation focused on banal distractions and not what really matters.
We are a culture that poses with equanimity but that incites its citizens against immigrants, racial minorities, welfare mothers, feminists, gays and lesbians.
In the shadow of Earth Day, I’d like to underscore one of those issues that prompts a sadly anorexic dialogue about how we can safely breathe the air and drink the water.
Her name is “Natassia,” at least that’s the name she uses at the Patch. I won’t bore you with the rest of her moronic comment describing “openly homosexual boys” here, but this is how she ended it:
“(And yes, a sexual attraction to the male anus is a disorder.)”
I trust that we can all see the problem.
Usually I try to cultivate compassion for the terminally stupid, but not today. Dehumanization kills people, and there’s been more than enough killing. I hope Natassia is mercilessly ridiculed. I hope the ridicule makes her cry. The only thing that will make a person who would say something this clueless finally pull her head out of her nether regions is for someone who cares about her to firmly grasp her shoulders, look directly into her eyes, and say “Stop. You are embarrassing yourself and everyone else.”
If there is someone out there who knows and cares for this confused woman: Please. For the love of God. Help her.
..this fundraising email is uncharacteristically short. Should we be concerned? Perhaps someone should check in on him.
Oh, wait. Maybe he was just busy “helping” his Tennessee friends who like to talk about monkey sex and threaten to “stomp a mudhole” in other human beings. I can certainly see why that would take precedence.