Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chicken Soup with Ryan Tucker's most inarticulate defender...

A few years ago I had another weblog where I posted a few unkind words about Ryan Tucker's violent, criminal behavior during his illustrious college career. Someone left a comment that I found so revealing I kept it on a Word Document. Before reading it you'll understand all of its hidden meanings if you familiarize yourself with Ryan Tucker's character and the sort of people who defend violent men.

Here's the post in all its inarticulate glory:

"You are obviously someone who got picked on in school. Who had to form A delusional explantion for it instead of accepting the truth.If you would have had enough confidence in your own character or self confidence in social settings you would never have been bullied, but if u never lovEd yourself how could u expect a group of your teenage peers to do so? And quit personally attacking R.T. He's kind, amazing, gentle, and strong, u do not know him to say such things. He got into a bar fight while a college student, and has paid a huge price for it, many college guys get into fights that end up just as bad, even worse....and the only reason u focus on this one is because of his remarkable career, peace"

My fourth grade teacher would be pulling her hair out after reading that.

Now that you've also had an opportunity to enjoy bad grammar, try to determine how many of the different groups of bully enablers the writer belongs to. For purposes of convenience I'm going to assume that no male American football fan would describe a violent, 300 pound sociopath as "kind, amazing, gentle, and strong." That would just be too damned creepy. I'll be referring to the writer with the pronoun she.

She assumed correctly that I was bullied when I was young. It wasn't overly traumatic, but what I learned from the experience had nothing to do with bullies. I learned that most people, adults included shamelessly display their depraved indifference as if it were something to be proud of. More important, the writer clearly blames bullying on the victim by implying that my lack of "self confidence" justified the behavior of the bullies. That places her clearly in Group 3: Cowards.

The writer refers to Tucker as "kind, amazing, gentle, and strong." One could hardly assemble a more toadying combination of compliments for a violent criminal. This places her in Group 1: Toadying Sycophants and possibly the 3rd category of Group 2: Female Airheads.

She finishes her literary masterpiece by stating that Tucker "got into a bar fight while a college student, and has paid a huge price for it, many college guys get into fights that end up just as bad, even worse....and the only reason u focus on this one is because of his remarkable career, peace" Again she plays the Toadying Sycophant by reminding me of his majesty's "remarkable career." There's nothing remarkable about Tucker's career. He lives inside a huge body and received millions of dollars for knocking other men to the ground in front of thousands of screaming idiots. She clearly implies that beating smaller, weaker victims is perfectly normal behavior for "college guys." She clearly has no empathy for the men who end up being victimized by all those wholesome and manly college guys. This places her firmly in Group 4: Callouses.

America produces a huge number of men who intensely hate women: batterers, serial killers, rapists. The sick bitch who left that comment appears to be oblivious to the hatred she and others like her generate. Consider the case of George Sodini. Many people believe that George Sodini behaved as he did because women rejected him. That's not quite true. He hated women because a very noticeable but small percentage of women who could easily choose whomever they want during their youth inexplicably choose to lavish attention upon the cockiest and most violent sociopaths on campus. Men who end up being abused by those sociopaths tend to notice and George Sodini was obviously one of them. This doesn't seem to occur to the sort of Airhead who left the post in question. Of course...nothing prepares a soulless, social climbing whore to receive the royal penis quite like watching His Majesty brutalize and humiliate a less sponge worthy male, so we can certainly understand her taste in men.

As always...

Why do so many Americans make it so easy for terrorists to hate them? If you have an answer, I'd like to know what it is.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chicken Soup with Columbine's Lords of Denial...

The 13th anniversary of the Columbine Massacre is fast approaching and in all that time not a single adult in Littleton, Colorado has publicly admitted to any significant degree of complicity. Children and teenagers do not establish and maintain the culture of a community.

Adults do that.

When victims of bullying and their parents complain to school administrators (adults), it isn't the student body that attempts to wait them out in the hope that they'll just give up.

Adults do that.

And not just random adults. Adults in authority choose to ignore the criminal behavior of their star athletes. Instead of placing a high priority on the safety of other people's children, they chose to concentrate on stroking the athlete's bloated ego. There's an awful lot of blame to spread around. There are the adults who want their children to be feared by other people's children. Google "another Jew in the oven" for a small sample. There are the adults who have the power to punish specific bullies or discourage bullying in general by openly and loudly condemning it. There are the adults who wouldn't miss a football game for anything, even when they know a boycott would send a clear message. Adults cause and/or perpetuate the vast majority of our society's problems, but they'll never admit it. Adults always have a scapegoat handy to deflect blame. Like psychopaths on the witness stand in a criminal trial, the adults of Littleton, Colorado truly believe that they did nothing wrong.

If you've read a few of the posts here you should have figured out that this weblog is not about bullies, terrorists, or other similar criminals. It's about enablers. When you're finished reading about enablers consider the following analogy to high schools like Columbine:

A thousand people get drunk, climb into their cars, and go somewhere. One of them crashes into another vehicle, killing and maiming several victims. The other 999 drunk drivers get where they're going without crashing into anything. Some of them come very close, but they just laugh it off as normal behavior. A few cause other drivers to swerve out of their way, resulting in traffic collisions that didn't directly involve the drunk driver who caused the problem. They laugh it off too. Think of all of the vandals, serial arsonists, bombers, and killers who can trace their anger to the community sanctioned cruelty they were subjected to as adolescents. Like drunk drivers who cause collisions without being harmed by them, these are the schools who cause tragedies without suffering from their effects. Perhaps you attended one of these gems of western civilization yourself.

The drunk driver who is unlucky enough to actually crash into something makes a few headlines, but all of the others remain anonymous. In their minds they did nothing wrong. Like the drunk who crashed, the Columbine massacre made a lot of headlines, but little effort was expended to thoroughly investigate the athletes first culture that precipitated it. Given the behavior of many athletes since Columbine, little effort has been expended to address the problem. American adults are very good at the art of denial.

There are a thousand Columbine's in America; high schools and colleges where cocky, violent sociopaths are placed on a pedestal simply because they play football. Only one of those Columbines became known as the Columbine. It's unfortunate that no one in the media spent much time investigating the adults who placed violent bullies on a pedestal and ignored the complaints of their victims. But that's part of American culture. Ignore problems that harm unimportant people and they'll conveniently go away.

I love that picture of Mr. Denial. It has that ...Who? Me?!!... look.

The reason no one is putting a spotlight on the adults most responsible for inspiring the level of hatred needed to stage the Columbine massacre is both simple and obvious. The victims of bullying were others people's kids, and in America the safety of other people's kids shrinks to insignificance when compared to the ego of a football player.

Go Rebels!!

Why do so many Americans make it so easy for domestic terrorists to hate them?

If you have an answer to this question, feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chicken Soup with George Huguely's defense team...

The world's terrorists must feel overwhelmed by the wealth of material they can reference when training their field agents.

George Huguely's defense team requested the medical records of his former (She's dead Jim!) girlfriend, Yeardley Love. By itself this wouldn't mean much except for the fact that the police found her "lying face down on her bed with her right eye blackened and swollen shut." Huguely's attorneys are claiming that she "died from an irregular heartbeat caused partially from taking prescription Adderall and drinking alcohol."

The American Judicial System is an Alice in Wonderland drug trip where nothing makes any sense to most intelligent people. In such an environment, blaming death from a savage beating on the weakness of the victim might actually work. In the real world, it only assists criminals, including terrorists to rationalize the moral neutrality of what they do.

If anyone can explain why intelligent, well educated Americans knowingly behave this way I'd like to hear your opinion. Terrorists are learning from our behavior. Are you?