Gaze, if you please, at the fly-encrusted putrescence of the following that was left in my comments section for this post ... The title of this blog entry is "It's easy to criticize" because I'm often at my most eloquent when I'm criticizing the drivel that passes for commentary from the right-wing. In fact, it seems us lefties are often at our most eloquent criticizing the revolting garbage of the right-wing (see "pretty shave ape/AKA/Lindsay Stewart's brilliant tirade that preceded his co-blogger status at Canadian Cynic. My original post was about how I was a free-speech absolutist, generally opposed to anti-hate speech laws. I didn't have time to complete what was supposed to be a major post and said that I'd type more the next day. The commentor self-identifies as "Wakefield Tolbert" and I guess that means he isn't "Colin" or "Abu-asshat" (two of my recent victims). Here's the commentary:
Please do NOT write anything tomorrow. I beg of you.
Do you really think we've NEVER seen this kind of "yeah, but" condescension to the ideas of free speech before. How many thousands of bloggers from the Left have said such?
Obviously, people on the left have NEVER NEVER had to deal with limitations to their freedom of speech! Spare us all your self-righteous snivelling please.
Said, that is, to the effect of (and I always am SO pleased that the Stalin Lite Left finds a moral position pulled from the wreckage of their other notions) "yeah--we EVEN have to allow speech we don't care for!"
Well...yeah...else, what's the big deal and then what's the point?
Well that's just it then, isn't it? I don't know what sort of straw-man this idiot is wrestling with. (Aside from the straw-man argument that social democracy is "Stalin-lite"! What a frikken' tool!)
As to the Dark Night of Terror under the Chenian/Rovian White House minions doing wiretappings on the Allah Knows Best crowd, of which the North Canukistanians are more amply supplied than we Yanks, we are in fact sorry that MILLIONS of people got listened to while baking chicken and were enslaved in internment camps for liberals, then shot dead by the truck load and shoved into
On second thought, spare us any continuation of such hyperbole.
"Continuation"? I didn't even know that I'd started! Losers like Glen Beck like to imagine President Obama ("the socialist") plans internment camps for "conservatives" but I'm unaware of any such fantasies on the left. But check it out Wakefield, nobody knows who all the bush II regime was spying on. You can't say if it was limited to the "Allah knows best crowd" (or the "Pope knows best" or the "Yaweh knows best" or the "Buddha knows best" crowds either) because we don't know the limits of this spying program that almost caused the majority of the bush II Justice Department to resign in protest!!
But note, dear readers, that Wakefield appears to be completely unconcerned about state spying on private citizens. Mr. Champion of Free Speech apparently isn't Mr. Champion of Individual Privacy. Trust me Mr. Tolbert, it isn't due to people like yourself that individuals in the West have any respite from Orwellian nightmares like "Big Brother." (Say, wasn't Orwell a LEFTIST of sorts? A "Stalin-Lite Leftist" in Mr. Tolbert's parlance? What's up with that?) Mr. Rock-Ribbed Conservative Individual-fucking-ist "Wakefield Tolbert" is actually a "Certainly Mr. Government Sir, you may spy on me, my wife, my children. You may listen to my phone conversations, my wife's phone conversations, my childrens' phone conversations. You may look into what subjects I'm researching on the internet. You may read my mail. I think that I can always trust my government. I think that if a bush II Republican government can invade every aspect of my personal space that there will be no ill consequences should a government that I oppose expect the same rights. I think that governments should be able to spy on all their citizens, because only then can we truly be free." What a putz you are Tolbert. What a complete fucking putz.
US and Israeli Imperialism?
Uh-oh! This oughta be good ...
I wish that were so.
Does this moron even know what he's saying? Hey champ! The USA used to be proud to advertise itself as an enemy of imperialism. Just saying, doofus.
For the moment, it seems more likely that for the big nation, it looks more like
a reluctant paper tiger afraid of getting it's nails wet on the world front.
"Reluctant?" Wakefield Tolbert looks at the outrageous thuggery of US foreign policy in the past ten years and talks about "reluctance"? bush II, under the sway of Dick Cheney, concocts ludicrous accusations of Saddam Hussein's WMDs and invades Iraq for its oil, foments ethnic and sectarian conflict that has left over a million dead and four million as refugees, conducts an 8-year long occupation of Afghanistan that has left countless (or "uncounted") dead, and this piece of shit talks about reluctance??? Notice how this piece of shit (that's you Wakefield, just in case you've gotten lost) mindlessly picks up the right-wing meme that Barack Obama is "Bambi" because he wants to pull-back (slightly) from bush II's extreme failure in Iraq to concentrate on Afghanistan and West Pakistan.
We came up with the United For Israel, a nation almost bisected down the middle
and in constant battle for mere survival,
You fucking wingnut shithead. Who is threatening Israel's "survivial"? Hezbollah's 3,000 militiamen? (Unless the 100,000 active-service IDF is really, REALLY pathetic!) Hamas? (If only they could stop Israel from kidnapping their members, and blasting them to bits with their families, they'd have Israel on the ropes by now.) Jordan? Saudia Arabia? Iraq? Iran? Ah yes! Iran threatens Israel's very survival! Iran MIGHT some time in the indefinite future, develop a nuclear weapons program, which could then be grafted to a nuclear missile program, which could (if the entire Iranian leadership loses their minds completely) be used to strike against tiny little Israel who would then launch a massive retaliatory strike that would turn the entire country of Iran into radioactive goo. Um, ... waitaminnit, that doesn't seem very likely does it? Whew! That was close! I'm glad that I'm not as bone-stupid as "Wakefield Tolbert."
which it IS an interesting notion that it's fighting back represent...."imperialism" in some minds.
"Wow" indeed. In all fairness, there are people like this young woman (I hesitate to call her a "lefty" because she seems to also have praise for bush II within her ramblings) who would make a somewhat articulate individual like this "Wakefield Tolbert" imagine that "the left" in general is beyond foolish,
but as I've established, other people's failures don't make him infallible. And there's also stuff like this from the rightwing that needs no further explanation.