November 24, 2004

I Found Out That I'm The Devil

(The title of the post has little to do with the contents, it’s a Will Ferrell reference)

So, I got another small spate of hate mail. Another idiot stumbled upon the “Twelve Reasons” post. WHat’s sad and amazing is that these latest offerings are from people WHO WOULD AGREE WITH ME on the subject of the rights of people. But they were too stupid or angry to read the very clear explanation that the post is facetious — ridiculously so.

I want to say something about the opposition being so ridiculous that it’s easy to confuse satire with real homophobia, but I can’t excuse the responses I get. Someone took the time to sling insults but couldn’t take the time to read and understand. That’s going to get us nowhere, on either side. I don’t abide that behavior in people who disagree or agree with me.


realname: pissed off

comments: You are one ignorant Bitch. Just because two homosexual people adopt a child, doesn’t mean that the child will be gay. Your not taught to be gay, your born that way. God i hate douche bags like you!

Dear “pissed off,”

The piece was intentionally ridiculous. It’s called “satire.” It’s labeled as satire. I linked to the originators of the piece, who are a pro-gay/lesbian/Bi group!

So, we agree on the heart of the issue. Unfortunately, I think you’re a near complete failure. Not only are you incapable of reaching out to people who disagree with you, you can’t understand the people who would otherwise agree with you. If brains had a reset button, yours ought to be pressed.

realname: eliza

comments: I think you are highly sexist and racist and dont deserve a web page you stupid ignorant morron!!

Dear Eliza,

At least I can spell “moron.” If you can’t afford a dictionary, take a walk down to your local library and ask them to see theirs. Get the reference desk staffer to open the book to the page with the “M” words. Ask him to flip over to “m-o-r.” Scan down until you find the word “moron.” And then check out the look on his face when he sees your picture there!

Ugh, what a waste of time and energy. I hope you at least got a laugh out of this to get you by the sad realization that we share the planet with these people.

Posted by James at November 24, 2004 9:34 AM
Create Social Bookmark Links

There should be a minimum age requirement for the Internet.

Posted by: Mike at November 24, 2004 9:39 AM

How tiring.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 24, 2004 9:44 AM

Heh, it just keeps coming back ;)

Posted by: Brian at November 24, 2004 9:49 AM

"Don't deserve a webpage"... LOL... I didn't realize that webpages were handed out as merit-based awards. Congratulations!

Posted by: Julie at November 24, 2004 10:22 AM

Maybe you should include a synopsis at the top for fucktards. You know, a "This Page for Dummies" section.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 24, 2004 12:43 PM

Nah, fuck the fucktards. Why waste MORE time on the anencephalic?

Posted by: Patti M. at November 24, 2004 12:47 PM

Right on. If they are too stupid or arrogant to do basic reading comprehension, they don't deserve special consideration.

And what do they hope to accomplish, anyway?

"comments: I think you are highly sexist and racist and dont deserve a web page you stupid ignorant morron!!"

What? I am? Oh my gosh! I have seen the light! I must change my ways. Thank you so much for the wakeup call!

Posted by: briwei at November 24, 2004 1:51 PM

Well, it's not every day that I learn that I am both a bitch and highly sexist. Bonus!

The great thing about that second hate mail is that I have no idea what prompted it. No reference at all to a post.

Posted by: James at November 24, 2004 2:26 PM

The "Top Twelve" was how I found your webpage, and I've been visiting ever since. Hate mail is kind of funny, but here's some love mail too.

Posted by: Emily at November 24, 2004 7:31 PM

James, if you're a bitch, what does that say about your sexuality? Are you, in fact, someone's bitch? Not that there's anything wrong with that, but your SO might like to know.

And you think you know a person...

Posted by: Patti M. at November 29, 2004 10:59 AM

I don't think I'm anyone's bitch. Except maybe gravity.

Posted by: James at November 29, 2004 11:08 AM

Copyright © 1999-2007 James P. Burke. All Rights Reserved