It’s a sad old world. In general, I don’t comment on YouTube videos, except to reply to comments on my own videos. But there was a video I commented on recently, Tea Party Leader Destroyed. The “leader” in question was our friend Amy Kremer, who you may remember prompted me to create the video, Tea Party Idiot.
Anyway, so I commented on this video that was a more recent vintage of Amy Kremer:
Someone named idiotfinder911 replied to me. Putting 911 in the name perhaps says everything you need to know. Nonetheless:
I shouldn’t have responded. For one thing, this sounds like an angry teenager. And indeed, he seems to be a fan of professional wrestling. Nonetheless, I tried, as usual, to engage the crazy conservative because good things do sometimes come out of it:
So I get the next response which is, shall we say, telling:
You see, the difference between me and you, conservative and liberal, is that I ACCURATELY assess EVERYTHING. If I do something immoral, I recognize that, whereas you don’t have that ability. This is why medical doctors have classified liberalism as a mental disorder. Which is why I sympathize with you and people like you. You cant help it.
Note the not so subtle racism in his first paragraph. So what we have here is a white guy with racial resentment. He’s one of those 60% of Republicans who think that the biggest racism problem in America is against whites. And if you look at the videos he likes, you will see some real charmers like, Top 60 Ghetto Black Names and Teacher sues because racist black kids.
But it was the second paragraph that was too much. It reminds me of this insurance agent I once had who claimed that all knowledge was divided into two categories: things he absolutely knew and things he did not know. In other words: once he had figured something out, it was set in stone; it could never be changed. Even in that conversation, he made factual statements that were wrong, but I guess he was just going to have to live with them for the rest of his life. Similarly with idiotfinder911, he accurately assesses everything. Wow! What perfection in a man! What an Adonis he must be!
So I called an end to it:
I think you can see, I’m just tired. I shouldn’t even have responded. The guy is just ranting. There is no engagement going on. But his final response was the best yet:
I’ll admit that I lost; I lost a lot of time talking to this guy. If idiotfinder911 wants to find idiots, he ought to start with a mirror. But I’m really struck by his claim that he made valid points. He made no points at all. The only thing he said that even came close to a point was his listing of who ware the biggest idiots on the video. And in that case, there were no justifications except for his clear racism. But I will remind you once again: his thinking is that of 60% of the Republican party. That’s 30% of the country who are largely guided by their belief that blacks are getting over on them.
If you think that fascism can’t take hold in the United States, you are delusional. All we need is a bad economy and too many people not voting. People like idiotfinder911 have nothing to add to the conversation, they are just an evil minority that will destroy this nation if they get the chance. Please people: vote.
Update (28 November 2015 11:50 pm)
Apparently, Idiotfinder911 did a Google search of his moniker and found this article. Except, Google lists the version that is on our old Nucleus CMS, which no longer allows comments. So he commented on whatever article was recently up, Give Thanks for Thanksgiving — You Might Not Have It Much Longer. It’s classic Idiotfinder911: ranting and raving, claiming that no one addresses his “arguments” — which consist primarily of calling other people names because, you know, conservative gooooddd, liberal baaaddd:
James and Elizabeth gave him much more of what he deserves. I find such people exhausting. The interesting thing is that there are thousands of Idiotfinder911s out there. It isn’t surprising that they think all liberals are the same, given that they are walking, talking cliches. To call them conservatives is an unwarranted criticism of the movement.