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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 02:59 PM
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45. nothing counts or matters
it's all just an ambiguous muddle

no one is "bad"

no one is "good"

Everyone is just kind of there, all doing the backstroke in the same mildly rancid cesspool of not-really-good and not-really-bad goop. And if the next generation of neofascist mouthpieces is even more evil than the recently departed, it's none of our business. They're just ambiguously semi-moral-semi-amoral regular guys plodding along just like the rest of us. No real harm there, surely. Out of respect, we can wait until the fascists in the media have had their drooling lovefest over the corpse and framed the recently departed's legacy in a gold frame, with ribbons, bows and no trace of the ambiguity you have zeroed in on, much less the actual evil they perpetrated. That way, in a few weeks, when we politely start to become mildly critical of the recently departed's actual record, our criticism along with his evil and the fascist machine's praise will be safely sucked into the muck of all-pervasive ambiguity. And we all know that ambiguity trumps evil, don't we? A few weeks after that, the muck will crust over, providing an elevated foundation from which the next blathering fascist can tell even bigger lies. Then that one can die, rotted out from the inside by their crimes, and we can remain polite and allow the "floor" to be raised another notch.

We should judge not lest we be called jerks.

BUT, MISTER RABBIT, how can you condemn "murderous racism?" Murderous racists aren't all bad, by your own definition! To try to hold them accountable for their murderously racist deeds is just not fair to their families and does not account accurately for the good things they do like giving flowers to their mom and shit. Your condemnation of them is just as absurd as calling Falwell a "fat bigoted piece of shit," which of course I never would do.
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