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“Seriously: ignore the right-wing bullies and they’ll go away.”

The 2000’s disagree.

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Mary, you’re not impressed by the way Gibbons deploys all those motifs and visual echoes?

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Man, The Satanic Verses SUCKED. Stupid knee-jerk controversies, making boring stuff look sexy when it’s really just extra boring.

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As someone who’s first and last name are routinely reversed, I can’t hold that against this guy. His opinions, yeah. God forbid Falcon should be uncomfortable about going into an angry white right-wing mob.
Prankster, you’re wronng, the right-wing ranters won’t go away because they have lots of people who listen to them. Limbaugh and Beck don’t get an audience because people criticize them, they get their audience because they mix in enough shit that sounds plausible (“Government is wasting your tax dollars!”) that people listen to the craziness (“Obama is a Manchurian candidate! Democrats want terrorists to attack America!”). Speaking up may not help, but staying silent definitely won’t improve things.

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Fred Davis said on February 17th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

the trouble with the Satanic Verse had very little to do with the actual text of the story and a bit more to do with an unfortunate translation error.

You see, Rushdie wrote the damn book in english, and so it later had to be translated into arabic. the trouble is that the phrase “satanic verses” is an english term created by oriental studies professors in oxford for a bunch of heretical “addendums” to the quran that were written/discovered a few centuries after muhammed had died. In arabic though those texts are known by their original arabic name obviously, so the translator and arabic publishers decided to find an equivalent term that more readily fit the english title of the book.

What they came up was a term that, when translated back in to english, roughly means “the quran was written by satan”. And there’s a bit in the book where Rushdie also kind of calls all the mothers of all muslims… whores. Which turned out to be a Yo Mama too far.

None of which explains why the hell Cat Stevens fucking cared one way or the other – why are you listening to a fatwah from the Iranian supreme leader mr. Stevens? This is not your cow! It goes; “this random writer is an enemy of islam! Please kill him if you happen to meet him in the street kthxbai” It’s the Ayatollah Khomeini!

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Mary Warner said on February 18th, 2010 at 2:33 am

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this, but I heard once that in a later interview Yusef Islam said that he never supported Khomeini’s death sentence. He claimed that he had been asked by a reporter to explain the reasoning behind the fatwa, and he did, and then the reporter used the quotes to make it appear that Yusef Islam supported the murder of a writer.
It could be that Islam was simply trying to backpedal on what he’d said, but from what I know about reporters twisting people’s words around in many other cases, it does sound quite plausible.

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This guy needs to be in a musical. “Warner Todd: the Demon Butcher of the English Language.”

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“Seriously: ignore the right-wing bullies and they’ll go away.”

If a child asks their parent for something once, and gets it, then the next time they’ll ask for something five times before giving up. If they get it then, the next time they’ll ask twenty times before giving up. If they get it then, they’ll escalate to one hundred requests the next time.

Bullies are essentially asking for attention, whether children or grown-up blowhards, and growing up has taught them that a combination of persistence and escalation will eventually get them what they want. Ignoring a bully like Warner Todd doesn’t make him go away, it makes him up his game.

The best way to deal with bullies is not to ignore them, but to shut them down.

Apologies for posting twice in a row like this.

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Dear sir,

As instructed, I clicked on the link in order to read Todd’s _Watchmen_ analysis and was confronted immediately on Part 1, Pg1 with a lengthy section on everything that Todd hasn’t been involved in. In fact, everything from Part 1, Pg 1 to Part 3, Pg 2 appears to be a memoir of some kind for the author.

In future, please warn people before clicking links that they aren’t reading an interpretation of _Watchmen_; instead, they are reading the biography of someone who has read _Watchmen_. These are not the same things. Especially when the person in the biography really hasn’t done anything interesting.

Regards,

– UnSub

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Actually, Duran Duran IS pretty awesome!!!

supposed to have a new album this year!

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I like when some of these right-wingers express some undesirable attributes, for example Todd’s reply to Carla’s letter is rife with sexism. And then when it’s called on they always come out with the standard reply it’s ‘political correctness gone mad’

“I can call a her a ‘little lady’ in a condensing way in my hostile reply gadnammit! It ain’t sexist, it’s just folksy charm.”

Yet let’s for fun just pretend that the comic was a deliberate swing at the tea party, and so then labelled by Todd as ‘left leaning propaganda’. So this nut protests and whines and even gets an apology from Marvel being so how do you say -‘incorrect’?

Of course Marvel aren’t being ‘politically incorrect’ (even though it’s a political comment that, in their opinion, is incorrect) Of course not, it’s left leaning propaganda! That means right wingers can whine about it.

If they ever realised that they are being just as big ‘PC police’ as their left leaning counterparts their heads would probably explode

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“If they ever realised that they are being just as big ‘PC police’ as their left leaning counterparts their heads would probably explode”

You realize all the big-name conservatives know this and are cynically exploiting their own constituents?

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Consumer Unit 5012 said on February 19th, 2010 at 5:19 am

“Uh, no. Sam Wilson is not his “real name.” Sam Wilson is a character’s name. It isn’t a real person we’re talking about here. This poor young lady cannot tell reality from fiction, apparently.”

Is there a word for when someone pretends to be stupid to try and hide the fact that they really ARE stupid?

“Seriously: ignore the right-wing bullies and they’ll go away.”

We tried that back when Clinton was President.

Didn’t work out so good.

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thedarksideofcomics said on February 21st, 2010 at 5:25 am

MGK: Warner Todd Huston sounds psycotic to me. I’m just so disturbed that people like him exist. It’s really scary. I read his posts a few times. It’s like arguing with a 12 year old troll. Sometimes I wonder if these kind of people deserve to live.

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thedarksideofcomics said on February 21st, 2010 at 5:28 am

Seriously, if anyone is immature its not us comic book fans, its these conservatives that are so convinced of their ideology they don’t realize they support screwing the poor over and embracing total hatred of various groups of people. I believe there is something wrong with you if you can’t read his article just laugh at his pathetica attempts at humor and his inability to grasp basic concepts.

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Candlejack said on February 21st, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I thought screwing over the poor and embracing their hatred and fear of people not like themselves was their ideology (or is that “idiology”?).

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