Over the last year or so we’ve heard numerous cases of “hate crimes” perpetrated on gay people. Of those the number that were hoaxes seem to have vastly outnumbered the real stories and the real ones are so pitiful that I hesitate to even call them “crimes”, as they were usually simple disagreements about whether or not a person has the right to force you to work for them against your own conscience.
Essentially the bakeries and photographers were making gay people “feel bad” because they wouldn’t bake them a cake or take their wedding pictures, but that’s not what I’m pissed about.
I can’t stand all the lies.
This latest hoax, where in a New York talk show host fabricated a story (and visual aides) about a pair of gay dads who received a hateful response to a birthday party invitation they sent out for their daughter, isn’t anything new and it was proven to be a hoax within mere hours of the story being published.
However, it was believed to be real long enough for leftwing bloggers all over the internet to work themselves up into a lather about a story that didn’t even seem reasonable (in light of the history of hoaxes these past few years especially) and of which they seem to have made no real attempt to verify the accuracy.
Someone on the internet/radio said it, so it must be true.
We are told by these same bloggers in the aftermath of a hoax (if they bother to acknowledge they were wrong at all), that it doesn’t matter whether the story of the hate crime is true or not, because hate like this DOES exist and the fake stories are just a way to open the door to discuss and “important issue” in today’s culture.
If that’s true, then why does it appear that 90% of these stories fake? You would think that if this sort of hate really existed, and was as prevalent as the left wing seems to believe, that their might be some evidence of it, but instead all we get are strings and strings of falsified “hate crimes” that left-wing bloggers spew across the internet like the aftermath of a gas station sushi lunch.
Here’s the truth.
I refuse to take your self-victimization seriously any longer.
You are the architects of your own victimization. Whether by creating hoaxes and perpetuating them in order to make yourself look more pitiable or by advertising and perpetuating the negative stereotypes that “bigots” hold against you with every Pride parade you hold.
Are the people whose hearts and minds you really want to change going to be impressed with hoax “hate crimes” and penis floats? Maybe, just maybe, letting people realize you ARE just like everyone else by ACTING that way would go a lot further than constantly turning yourself into a victim or running down the street with a rainbow flag, shouting about how you’re here and you’re queer and you are a homophobe if you criticize me.
Maybe there are real people out there being discriminated against in this country, but if you can’t actually reach out and find those real stories (either because they aren’t there or the people involved could care less about turning a stupid hateful person’s comment into their own 15 minutes of fame) then please shut up.
Or better yet, why don’t you talk about something outside your own shores for once. Discuss the gay men being put on trial by Sharia Islamic courts in Nigeria or the gay men who are hanged in Iran. Talk about something real for a goddamn change, why don’t you?
Or are you so selfish that you can only consider American gays as worthy of your attention?
Or maybe you are just so politically correct that you couldn’t bare to be called a “racist” or “culturally insensitive” for criticizing the actual homophobia occurring in Middle Eastern countries on a frighteningly regular basis.
Whatever your reason is, it’s pathetic. Get off your ass, stop pretending you are somehow more of a special snowflake than everyone else (because you aren’t) because you are gay or trans or whatever, and use your brain before you perpetuate hoaxes just because they give you “feelings”.
*Apologies if a couple of those links are repeats. Some came from my own files and others came from Matt Walsh’s recent blog on the subject of hate crime hoaxes. I tried to make sure not to repeat stories, but it happens.
Sometimes you have an encounter that really reminds you of why the cradle to grave mentality of progressive politics can be so sickening.
I meet a lot of people in my day job and, because of the city I live in, many of them are from very different backgrounds and cultures. One in particular struck me the other day. It was a family where the father and mother had grown up in Iraq. They had moved here in the 90s, having grown up exclusively under the rule of Saddam Hussein.
The father had nothing but good things to say about Iraq. He had been given no choice on what he studied in school, no choice in how he received healthcare, and no freedom in almost any aspect of his life…but the government took care of him….and jailed anyone that didn’t follow the rules to the letter.
His healthcare was free and so was his education.
Good thing he wasn’t a Kurd I guess.
Sometimes it’s impossible to differentiate between the ideals that progressives strive for and the actions of a government ruled by a tyrannical (and ethnic cleansing) ruler like Saddam Hussein.
There is something truly wrong with that.
The scariest part is that people like this man, who were raised this way, see nothing wrong with it.
They are completely and utterly brainwashed into believing that having no freedom is fine, as long as you have the government giving you everything you “need”.
How many children of today’s progressives will have no wish to change anything because “freedom is overrated”?
How many will fail to realize that life isn’t worth living at all if you have no freedom?
How is it that we have reached the point where we are deciding that emulating Hussein’s Iraq and the failing country’s of Europe was a good idea?
Honestly it baffles me.
The fantastic Daniel Greenfield wrote a piece called “Manufacturing Intolerance” on Saturday and it brought up the issue of Dayna Morales, the lesbian waitress with such a compulsive need for attention and sympathy that she lied about a family refusing to tip her because she was gay.
Why do people think this is a good idea?
It’s not the first time, nor will it probably be the last, that someone in the gay community (or anywhere I suppose) manufactures some sort of bullying or discrimination in order to get attention.
It’s less of a “gay thing”, in fact, than it is a “liberal” thing.
They love their manufactured outrage, as Greenfield points out. Anything to prove the twisted world view they have.
The world is homophobic, let me prove that by manufacturing homophobia.
Men are evil, let me prove this by manufacturing rape threats from men.
Please pity me for being so oppressed…by my overactive imagination and victim complex.
None of this does anything to address any actual problems in society, all it does is distract people and when it, inevitably, comes out that you are a lying, fraud-riddled, scum bag you hurt the credibility of every person who has ever actually faced a similar situation to the one you manufactured. Every accusation of actual abuse has to be reconsidered because you have poisoned the well.
I think that’s what really yanks my chain. It’s not that you are willing to lie to prove that your view of society is correct, that’s something I refuse to be shocked by anymore. Liberals in general will do anything to prove that society is utterly, 100%, racist, sexist, and homophobic.
After all, how else could you convince people that we desperately need government intervention to save all these oppressed people from losing their jobs or not getting wedding cakes from anyone they want. It’s that you damage the credibility of the, relatively few but still significant, people who have actually faced this sort of treatment.
You don’t care about truth or justice. You care about your ideology of government intervention. So please don’t tell me I’m the “intolerant” one when you are the one who cares more about using people for your own personal gain, rather than actually caring about the person.
Sociopaths don’t cry over commercials about babies or articles about strangers giving their kidney to a dying man.
They just don’t.
Because they don’t care.
But sometimes the thought crosses my mind, especially when I’m talking to other people about politics. Normally I brush the thought aside as a recognition that other people are far too emotional about politics and they ignore rational responses to political problems or antagonism from people who don’t like them.
In simpler terms, they get their feelings hurt a lot.
A little bird told me that you might not be backing down from running for your Senate seat in 2016. I’m here to ask you to please excuse yourself from the political conversation in our state.
No one likes you.
You are old, you are senile, and you sell out conservatism every chance you get.
Come out of the closet already and admit you are a Democrat, you’ll feel much better, I swear.
Or don’t, I don’t really care what you do, as long as you stop trying to pretend you represent conservative ideals.
I personally don’t think anyone could have beat Obama in 2008, but it must have been some collective delusion or some extreme blonde moment that led Republicans to choosing you as the candidate.
I hate to tell you this, but you’ve been “one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off” for a goddamn long time.
In April of this year your approval ratings in the great state of Arizona were abysmal. 67% of those polled we need someone new in office. Only 21% thought you deserved another term and your job approval rating was at the lowest it’s been in 21 years.
Stick a fork in yourself, because you are done.
Liberals are the ones defending you now and you’d rather concentrate on your poker app than on important issues of foreign policy. We didn’t send you to Washington to play games and crack jokes about after you get caught. This isn’t just your job, it’s the future of the United States. It’s shameful that you would be so irresponsible.
You think that supporting the constitution passionately makes someone a “whacko bird” and you’d rather be at dinner with Obama than representing the interests of your constituents. You’re from Arizona, a red state populated by people that don’t appreciate your attempts to sell freedom down the river in order to win brownie points with the administration.
Oh and your daughter isn’t doing your reputation any favors.
In short, please “shove off”, because I promise that I and many other fellow Arizonans will make your next campaign a huge embarrassment for you. We don’t need or want a power hungry, opportunistic, fake Republican representing our state.
Sincerely NOT yours,
Most of the State of Arizona
There’s nothing that annoys me more than someone placing the blame for their stupidity on an inanimate object. Especially an inanimate object like “the internet”. I’m not exactly sure why I’m surprised that Anthony Weiner found a new way to annoy me.
Saying that you probably wouldn’t have sent pictures of your junk to women if the internet didn’t exist (or worse: wouldn’t have got caught if the internet didn’t exist) is like saying “I wouldn’t have cheated on my wife if she put more effort into looking attractive”
You’re trying to excuse your actions, but it just ends up revealing even more flaws in your own character.
The Token Libertarian Girl delivered a very heartfelt, emotional, and (in my opinion) completely off base assessment of why she is now anti-war and ashamed of her past support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and I feel the need to separate my views and denouncement of the current threat of action in Syria from her view. I recognize her right to her own opinion, I just don’t think it’s based in reality.
I’m a robot though. My friends will tell you that I often try to remove emotion from any political opinion I have. Sometimes this pisses them off.
I’m not anti-war. I’m about as “neocon” as it gets, if by neocon you mean someone who is pissed as hell and sees no problem killing off people who are a threat to national security.
I’m anti-dumb-asses getting us involved in wars without thought of consequence or responsibility or any long-term plan.
NBC news reported less than 12 hours ago that the plan Obama has for starting World War III is still in the works.
The U.S. could hit Syria with three days of missile strikes, perhaps beginning Thursday, in an attack meant more to send a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad than to topple him or cripple his military, senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Tuesday.
The State Department fed the growing drumbeat around the world for a military response to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons against rebels Aug. 21 near Damascus, saying that while the U.S. intelligence community would release a formal assessment within the week, it was already “crystal clear” that Assad’s government was responsible.
They aren’t planning to get the UN’s permission (both Bush’s did that), since Russia (an Assad ally) would never let that happen, and they may not even bother with congressional approval. I mean, if he hasn’t bothered to get it yet, who thinks he’s going to bother now?
Great job Jezebel.
They think that TIME magazine is “trolling” feminists by saying that women should pay more for health care…because science says they incur more healthcare costs.
Today’s TIMEtroll is brought to you by Hadley Heath, who is a woman so it’s somehow more genuine/credible if she tries to argue in a way that is contrary to her own interests/dumb. Heath argues that women should pay more for health insurance because they consume more health care, and having everyone pay the same amount for health care isn’t fair to the men. Poor men. Always getting the shaft in everything.
Strangely they aren’t bothered by the inequality involved in men paying more on car insurance, since science shows they have more accidents. They bring that up and then dismiss it, essentially saying “bah, you men are whiny bitches. Women pay the same as you for lots of other shit!”
What other stuff to do we pay the same for? Stuff like taxes and airplane tickets and all you can eat restaurants, not to mention the horrible rape culture and patriarchy and stuff.
Thanks for enlightening me Jezebel, but none of that has anything to do with Insurance premiums, but good job ignoring science in favor of making the ‘insurance and medical science are sexist!’ argument.
9 Year Old Reads 63 Books in 6 Weeks: Library Director Tells Him to Stop Being Mean to Other Kids; Calls Him a Hog
I thought the concept of a competition was to get gets to kids to, I don’t know,…compete? Was I wrong about that? I entered plenty of reading contests when I was in school, sometimes sponsored by the school library and sometimes by the city library. Yes, I did win one or two of them.
See, when I was in elementary school I had my own library card and I would go in, check out as many books as I could, then show up 2 weeks later with a sack of finished books to turn back in. The librarians loved me. They encouraged me to read, they didn’t tell me that I was ruining everyone else’s self esteem by reading so many books.
But Tyler Weaver, a 5th grader, reads 63 books in 6 weeks and suddenly he’s “hogging” the contest and making other kids feel bad? What the hell is the world coming too?