Monday, May 25, 2009
Oh, come on ... being an asshole is so ... so ... yesterday.
Dear Woodstock: Blogging Tory "Neo Conservative" has your back:
Well, that's when he's not telling you to suck it up and stop being such pathetic attention whores.
This has all the makings of a two-fer for Neo: he can tell a bunch of whiny, bleeding-heart liberals to fuck off with their grieving, teary exhibitionism, and still revel in the delight of someone getting snuffed.
The only way this could get any better for Neo is if someone was black. Victim. Executed murderer. Mourning parents. Doesn't really matter -- it all works for him as long as someone ends up dead. And black.
YEAH, THAT'S GOING TO WORK. Oh, sweet Jesus ... someone is actually trying to engage Neo intellectually. I'm guessing that's going to end badly. It always does.
LOGIC, TORTURED AND OTHERWISE: Not surprisingly, in demeaning Woodstock's formerly-worried citizens as a bunch of useless, self-absorbed attention whores, Neo has to carefully describe how that differs from people who line the highway to pay their respects to Canada's military fallen because, apparently, that's different because ... well, I'm not really sure but, as best I can tease it out, having a candlelight vigil before learning of Tori Stafford's fate is utterly useless since it does nothing whatsoever to get her back and, after all, that's all that matters.
However, employing that kind of logic, one could similarly denigrate those pompous, narcissistic prats who hold "Red t-shirt Friday" rallies to show support for our troops. After all, that kind of public whoring technically does no good for the troops whatsoever. Certainly, it doesn't protect them from snipers or roadside IEDs. Really, all it does is give a bunch of attention-starved yobs the chance to preen and posture in front of the cameras and feel good about themselves. Not a lot of difference as far as I can tell.
But I'm sure that's still different. It must be. Otherwise, Neo would look like a hypocritical jerkoff. And, God knows, we can't have that.