Forced to sit on his fingers and Not. Talk. About. Certain. THINGS!!!!, our good un-friend Bill Schmalfeldt has decided to play the “My plight is just like yours! But I will SACRIFICE myself for the CAUSE! *sob*!” card. And lo! There was much PLM.
After I spewed my Coke over my keyboard and monitor from reading this particular post, I decided that yeah, this one needed to be fisked, but only this part of it. Because virtue signalling and attempts at rehabilitating your online persona are so overdone. So, from the beginning of these three paragraphs:
This is not a good time to be a hate-stalker.
I didn’t know there was a “good” time to be a hate-“anything.” Hate is so nebulous these days anyway. And since I don’t do anything but comment on public utterances, not a stalker, so…
What happened Wednesday to Leslie Jones will outrage people who are not trolls or racists.
Umm, what about those of us who think that obtaining personal information that that person hasn’t made public and then plastering it everywhere is something to be deplored? While I’m not “outraged” at what happened to Ms. Jones, I am kinda ticked that people get their jollies that way. Does a lack of outrage mean that I am now a troll or a racist? Inquiring minds want to know.
Time Magazine’s cover story last week was about the subject of Internet Hate Speech.
Again, who defines what is “hate speech?” It’s such a nebulous term that now a days stands for “speech that I don’t like.” Yeah, I don’t go much in for that. Whatever happened to “I may disagree with what you say but I will fight to the death for your right to say it?” I grit my teeth and proclaim my support for the right of Neo Nazis and Westboro Baptist Church idiots to say whatever they want to in whatever medium they want to. I hate their speech, but you know that if we start regulating that, then we all will eventually go. It’s already starting.
I am not a famous person.
Not for lack of trying nor desire to be…
I’m a retired, widowed nobody living on his own in a small apartment in St. Francis, WI.
Yay! Good for him! He learned how to adult! Does he want an #asspat for that? I guess he wants one for being either a) retired, b) widowed (guess I’m going to have to drag out my girlfriend who was widowed at the tender age of 27 to show him up) c) living in a small apartment (like most of the world). Awww, give ‘im some luvins anyway! The poor boo!
What happened to me wasn’t as egregious as what happened to Ms. Jones.
Ummm, she had stuff posted that she didn’t make available to the public. She was hacked. Bill Schmalfeldt? He got pushback from people who decided that they weren’t going to let him run roughshod over others anymore just because he was “investigating.” He gets crucified with his own words and pictures that HE put out into the PUBLIC HIMSELF! So hell yeah, it’s not as egregious. Hell, I don’t know if it even has an “eg” in it.
But this stuff has to stop.
Yes. Yes it HAS to stop. And SOON! Because we certainly don’t need to be seeing anymore of this anytime in the near future.
Please. If only for the children!
If I can use my case to shut down the flow of sewage from the right wing hate tubes, I will consider that a victory for everyone.
Oh yes, he is so brave! So bold! So, so, … umm… yeah. Mmmkay. We’ll just leave that right there and say: If Bill Schmalfeldt wants to shut down a flow of sewage, from any type of “tube,” he should look first and foremost in the mirror. But we all know he won’t do that.
Guess he’s doomed to failure then!