ok. so i ran in a student government election. the specifics arent important - i found out some positions were uncontested, and i decided to make a race of it and air some of my grievances with the arts undergraduate society. it turns out my desire to lace everything i post on the internet with profanity has rubbed some people the wrong way. also, it turns out my reluctance to act like it was a real debate with suits and little microphones with red lights was also slightly off-putting. let's address a few concerns of two people who had beef with me.
i was also the subject of this missive. yeah, it's way more well-written than the first, which i placed behind the cut for being way boring-er.
It truly amazes me how the power of hiding behind a glowing computer screen corrupts one’s decency and respect to one’s fellow person.
oh, the "you dont think human rights exist on the internet but they dooooo" defense. lovely. he will go on to call me immature, all the while sounding entirely like a high school debater. mr speaker, be it resolved that id much rather sound like a whiny bitch than a high school debater. motion carried?
I also believe it is cowardice that drives people to slip on a mask of “anonymity” and with a gleeful smile and a sense of over-inflated superiority to say something to, or about, people that you probably would not have the testicular fortitude to say to their face.
can everyone who knows me irl please confirm that i have absolutely zero qualms with saying anything i say on the internet to anyone's freakin face? yeah, im invoking the "bitch, you dont know my life" defense. and what.
You claim as your defense the irrelevance and futility of the internet, even though you have just used it as your primary means of expression regarding topics that are supposedly important to you. E-mail, Facebook, blogs, messaging, is a part, not apart, of the real world, and when the subject of your personal attacks and childish retorts is someone you can come face to face with tomorrow, it all takes on new meaning, which is something that can only be handled by a mature mind.
i had to paste this in its entirety for it made me lol. when i say im 'just an internet troll' i am referencing the fact im an aus outsider. i have absolutely no delusions re: the power of the internet. i did do much of my campaigning online, following this up with classroom announcements and face-to-face meetings in which i further encouraged people to visit my web real estate.
save your moralizing for church, bro. i dont try to pass myself off as mature, ever. i also dont find much wrong with this. ok, so it will affect me in 'the real world' ... but i have my ass firmly planted in the fake world. go undergrad!
Who isn’t tickled by the opportunity of calling someone else a dweeb or a dork, or perhaps something more inventive like asshat or slapnuts?
um, my mood can never be described as 'tickled' ... and who the fuck says 'slapnuts,' ever? for the record, i know WAY BETTER BURNS than that.
When has it become socially acceptable to tell people to “shut the fuck up” just because you’re not staring them straight in the eye?
im sorry, but my trashy friends and i use stfu all day, every day.