Thursday, December 04, 2003
Oh, those crazy activists
Today's candlelight vigil brought to you by: People who hate haters.
Will you people please stop throwing around the word hate? "Hate is bad!" "I hate hate!" You folks are just as guilty of hating things and people as anyone else.
"Move sexist, get out of the way."
Move sexist? Like, move towards sexism? Move in a sexist direction? That's how "move North" or "move liberal" work. Way to suck and punctuating chants. I hope they didn't really chant it like that.
"Nobody elected you to be sexist"
Slow down there, protest folks. How do you know? Do you know everyone who voted for him? If I had known he was going to be sexist, I would've voted for him first.
But the sexist label here is so out of place. He called someone a name. That's not sexist. It's name-calling. Sexist would be "Shut up, you underrepresented bitch, this is why women shouldn't be allowed to hold office."
Andre's comments are also being called racist. Why? He called Layug "underrepresented"? If calling someone from a minority "underrepresented" is racist, most of the damn university is racist. They call themselves underrepresented. That was the whole joke of it.
"My sole fear is that if this action goes unpunished, it will allow for more aggressive instances and acts of hate."
Umm. What? "For the crime of not committing a crime, you will be punished because if we don't punish you for not committing a crime, it allows for crime." Yes, I understand.
FREE WEED! finally does something productive, though: "You’re not going to fight hate by having this counter-hate against him."
Even Dean Kenney and Chancellor Bob got in on the fun. Says Bob: "We have to be very careful as a campus to see to it that speech doesn’t incite others to acts that would qualify as hate." What the devil are these people talking about? "Qualify as hate"? There's not a list of criteria that makes something hate. If it's hate, it's hate, if it's not, it's not.
And is this really candlelight vigil material? "And so, we must be vigilant that no one ever says something mean to anyone else ever again." Good luck with that, folks.
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