“Not like I don’t enjoy the occasional once-a-decade ass kicking like every other red-blooded American, but any administration that starts to make the French look like they have a point is probably irredeemably fucked up.”
– Reverend Mykeru – War Whores –
Ah yes… in the past few weeks, Reverend Mykeru has quickly risen to fame as a champion to the people who thought going to war with Iraq was probably not the brightest idea.
It takes a certain level of hypocrisy to be a warblogger. And you have to pray everyone has a short memory when it’s over. You need to put pictures of the flaming twin towers next to Saddam Hussein (not that he had anything to do with 9/11), you need to cry when people de-link you for your views… and yet ban people from your site, and support boycotts of “Un-American Celebrities” for their views later.
While some of us were absolute wimps about it, and kept quiet as the Warbloggers called everyone “stupid”, “traitors”, “unpatriotic”, and some were even bullied into closing down their pages because they didn’t agree with them. If you bring up a point in their comments, that contradicts their own… well, you’re a troll, aren’t you?.. Mykeru beats them at their own game. Doing the rope-a-dope around thier logic (or the lack thereof.):
Simply by using facts, venomous humor, and armed with the knowledge that most warbloggers didn’t have a clue about world events prior to September 11th.
“What??? They hate us??? But WHYYYYYYyyyy??!!??! Oh wait. I know. Let’s KILL them for it! Hee hee… *high five*”
The warbloggers respond to his political charges simply by calling him a “shitbag”, and a “cocksucker”, and banning him from their sites. Foaming at the mouth, the way Hannibal Lechter got Multiple Miggs to swallow his tongue.
Well, Rev… did you think their comments were for discussion? No, silly it was for high-fives, and for people to tell them they’re right. Like, duh!
- Ask Aaron, a Desert Storm Vet (meaning, he was actually there in ’91), who thought the Sequel to the war was a bad idea.Amid all the flag waving, “support the troops”, fanfare… he’s been subject to a great deal of attacks, and some of the cheapest shots, by the warbloggers (Hell, I was even duped into joining their Anti-Aaron mob lynchings once… cuz well, I’m an idiot, that listened to other idiots.)
- And how can we forget when this guy poked fun at a friend of mine, and decided he should be committed for his essay?
Anyway, I meant to write about this for a week. The hilarious fracas between Mykeru and “Couch Potato War Panel” was over the comparison of Rachel Corrie’s death (The protester run over by a bulldozer), to Vicky’s being mauled by a dog. Of course I don’t know Vicky, or Andy, or Rev. Mykeru, and I gave up months ago of Laurence ever linking to me… and I certainly don’t think any more or less of any of them because of this mini-war…
But you gotta admit Reverend Mykeru’s side of the story was funny as hell!
While us Americans would like to believe that our cluster bombs only killed the bad guys, while showering down flowers and confetti on the good people of Baghdad; and our troops came bearing coloring books and bunny rabbits for all the Iraqi kids… the rest of the world saw it another way.
If you’re going to be gung-ho about a war… then talk about ALL of it. The good. The bad. The grotesque. If you’re going to support our troops, then get a good look at the horrid shit they just went through, and had to see… so you can understand.
I really don’t want to do this again.
So the question remains, as the Warbloggers are quickly changing subjects, as they are looking stupider by the minute:
1) Should we forgive and forget all of the insults, mob-mentality, the bad feelings that the warbloggers polarized the web with all these months?
2) Or do we give then a taste of their medicine for months (maybe even years) to come?
EricBrooks.Com® – Hey, you all hate me anyway, right? So why stop speaking my mind now???
PS: I’m sorry. Were you here for some “Race Jokes“? I’m fresh out.
However, The Whacky Iraqi has them, and they are a scream!
(No really. You need it read this.)