Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Welcome to the Freakshow
my first entry here is obnoxiously link heavy, so sorry.
these screen captures have been making the rounds.
hilarious, right? Fox News has been a punching bag for quite some time now, and the network never seems to fail in sparking some fresh outrage amongst the liberal blogosphere. i must say that it doesn't bother me anymore. i think of it as performance art now. a sideshow of freaks.
There's Amazon Ann - watch her adam's apple rise and her rhetoric plunge! Let The Amazing Falafel titillate you with his vivid sexy talk and child captivity fantasies!. Behold the pasty giant baby Jesus John Gibson: come adore him as he celebrates his religion as one of nonviolence and one of humility! peer into the tent of Big Pharma, who posesses the magical power of psychological projection!
Fox News is pretty much at the point where they are one of those shitty low-rent traveling circuses that pass through your town - broken seatbelts hanging off the rides, paint peeling off the machinery, the staff lazily pulling the levers and pressing the buttons and collecting your tickets. they aren't even trying anymore.
i see the freakshow for what it is. but that doesn't mean i will ignore them.
none of the above believe one iota in the things they say, which is probably the thing i find the most offensive of all. but its all preaching to a choir: a knuckle dragging, tiny temporal lobed choir. people who think the ugliest of things within the confines of their minds and homes and desperately seek public validation. and they've been finding it for several years now. their words, while cloaked in the disclaimer of "i was only kidding" or "come on, it's just for ratings" and even "I don't think there's anything offensive about any variation of faggy, faggotry, faggot, fag. It's a schoolyard taunt" slowly but surely drift away from the punditocracy and into our discourse, right until it becomes fashionable again to hear things like this:
"Well, you know, I hate gay people. I let it be known I don’t like gay people. I don’t like to be around gay people. I’m homophobic. It shouldn’t be in the world, in the United States, I don’t like it." - Indiana Pacers player Tim Hardaway in a radio interview
or this gem of a discussion topic off a popular "prestigious" law school blog which i do not care to link to directly:
Arabs, Coons, Spics, Chinks or Fags? Who should we kill first??
and even this:
"I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts...I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way." -Top Pentagon General Peter Pace in an interview yesterday with Chicago Tribune
yeah...the Pentagon. classy. so yes, laugh at the freakshow. gawk, point, 'tsk tsk' at will. but remember that it all starts somewhere. pay attention, tell your friends, and always try to hit them where it hurts whenever possible.