Friday, February 06, 2009

A Post Gets a Second Life

For some reason, a post of mine from last year has seen a recent surge of commenting activity during the last couple of months. My post about what "real white people like" has gotten a bunch of comments lately, mostly from idiots. I've actually had to delete a couple of racist posts that I didn't feel comfortable with. I'm all for freedom of speech, but that doesn't apply to my website. Just like I've asked my resident white supremacist student to stop writing about the horrors of miscegenation and how Hitler wasn't really so bad on his vocabulary quizzes, I'll ask you not to clutter up my posts with racist comments. I've got a reputation to uphold here for decency and kindness to my fellow man, and some of people are just idiots. I'm not sure why we bother to teach some people to read and write.

Anyway, in reading some of the new posts, I got to thinking about that old post. I think Chris was the only one who really got it. Most of my regular posters grew up as suburbanites and didn't see as many of the type of people I was describing in their formative years. Seriously, the original blog I was satirizing often does describe me fully well, but those same qualities that make me sound like a "Stuff White People Like" poster boy make me stick out like a sore thumb in most of the places I've lived.

I didn't really have anything to say, but I still am curious about why I've had a smattering of comments to that one post almost a year since it was published. What's bringing them here? I do think it's funny that some thought it was offensive though. To me, it's so obviously a satire that it can't be taken seriously at face value.

But like I said, some people are idiots and should probably be forcefully sterilized to improve the human gene pool.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I would totally support funding for a program to sterilize teenagers and then require passing a parenting exam in order to have that reversed.

You should also know that I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, they were just racially mixed tracks.

Finally, I have the awesomest article to respond to your post. I never bothered learning how to post clickable links so you might do better to just type in "Adolph Hitler Birthday Boy" and let Google do the work. If not, cut and paste:

It seems these dolts - who are not racist but collect racist artifacts - have chosen to name their kids after Nazis. I really, really feel sorry for these kids. Yes, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet but COME ON!