It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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22 August 2008

Pamperbots Go To School.

I got a comment on my blog from this Pamperbot who implies I'm racist for posting this:

Of course this Bot also wrote this.  So not only is this blogger a Bot who doesn't understand the difference between racism and satire (and yet seems to grasp the Alinsky method quite well), they are also a hypocrite.

Please Pamperbots, I invite you to to explain to me how creating a video where a man's words are edited to make him sound like he is saying the lyrics to a Rick Astley song is racist.  Go ahead, make my day.  Enlighten us with your superior intellect and morality.

It's called satire you idiots.  Here's the definition according to the Oxford American Dictionary:

satire |ˈsaˌtīr|
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. See note at wit .
• a play, novel, film, or other work that uses satire : a stinging satire on American politics.
• a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire.
• (in Latin literature) a literary miscellany, esp. a poem ridiculing prevalent vices or follies.

Now write that 100 times.

Here's another example of satire:

That is satire.

If I said Hillary is a worthless whore who should iron my shirt, that would be sexism and misogyny.  If I said that Pampers is a dumbass jungle bunny who should shine my shoes, that would be racist.  Do you understand the distinction now morons?  Probably not, but it was worth a try.

Now this, this is satire, comedy, and poignant: 

Here endeth the lesson.


Anonymous said...

I think that satire can still be racist when it depends upon stereotypes to get its point across.

However, maybe that's beside the point.

I think that rather than racism being a major flaw of yours, you seem to be (if the writing in your blog is a true indicator) arrogant, mean, vindictive and intent on stopping any free exchange of ideas. When you disagree with someone, you tend to namecall first and only get around to refuting their point if you feel like it.

Note: calling people "morons" is not a refutation of an argument.

Shtuey said...

Using stereotypes in satire is a device that typically mocks those that believe in those stereotypes. Someone with a sense of humor would understand that.

This blog operates on one very simple principle. I call it Kesey's Postulate: "In any given situation there are always going to be more dumb people than smart people." Your comment, and the fact that you call yourself "rational" but voted for a corrupt, self-serving, braying ass like Obama (along with 66 million other brain dead Americans) only serves to prove Kesey correct.

On the subject of stopping the exchange of ideas, the fact is that it was asshole fascist Obama supporters at Kos and elsewhere that literally banned Clinton supporters, spammed, hacked, and flooded our blogs with vitriolic comments about us, and the now Secretary of State, so no sanctimonious whining please. You proved yourselves to be mindless brownshirts for whom the "free exchange of ideas" meant worshipping Obama and persecuting non-believers. Coming from someone such as yourself, that doesn't possess the spine to stand by their own Clinton bashing vitriol, archiving their Clinton bashing posts in a wholly and totally phony attempt to make nice with us, let's just say I couldn't possibly care less what you think about me, or anything else for that matter. You chose to stand and be counted with a democracy destroying fraud and all his sheep. Now you want respect? It is earned here, not given away simply because you have demonstrated the ability to type.

The free exchange of ideas is always welcome here. Fascist supporters of the liar in the White House who, out of their slavish devotion to the Chicago scumbag, felt it necessary to "cajole" Clinton supporters to vote for your messiah are not. Get it straight, unless you are willing to recant your fascist ways and spend the next four years convincing the rest of the flock that you all made a terrible mistake, and will do everything in your power to correct it, your presence in the discussion here is not required. We're not buying your messiah now, or ever. There are plenty of places on the internet where you can go and commune with the rest of the Obama Zombie Nation.

You don't like my tone? Don't come here. As a colleague of mine once said, "Life can be painful. Get a helmet."

You are at least correct in one thing: calling someone a moron is not a refutation of an argument. It is a conclusion based on an assessment of evidence.