[[[ Housekeeping note: Restructure and JWBE, please allow comments from TheNYdouche. ]]]
If you missed it, a blogger named *thenydouche* posted a couple of his thoughts here in a transparent attempt to promote his blog. The title should tell you why. Full disclosure: Douche’s comments were deleted for what should be obvious reasons. Most of them can be reposted, if necessary, but that’s irrelevant to the point I want to make here.
Long and short, Douche basically dared me to post on his blog. So I did. Only he didn’t like it and, now, after he accepted my comments without moderation… Well, I’m back in review mode. lol
The funny thing about that, though, is what happened prior to the change in moderation. In a thread dubbed “The Wake Up Call” where Douche speaks reflectively of how society changed on and supposedly left White men behind or put them in a disadvantaged position vis-a-vis women and minorities:
Most white men in New York City (and most of America for that matter) go about their daily modus operandi without the slightest thought as to how their lives are in a fluid state, changing before their very eyes. They continue on in their doldrums, paying no mind to the persevering flux that bends and twists the world in which they live. Through apathy, ignorance or nonfeasance they allow these subtle changes to slowly take shape. They should realize what is happening, but through the distractions of entertainment, erudition, family and finances they never even see the paradigm shift…
And then, one day, there is the awakening.
White men suddenly realize that as they enjoyed the fruits of what they had worked so hard to achieve the proletariat had bastardized all that was right with their world. They no longer had the ability to speak and act freely in a public setting. They no longer were granted the same opportunities they were afforded for so long…
You got to admire those creative writing skills even if he used a Santoku knife for a pen. Oh, I forgot to mention the name of his blog: “The Indignant White Male.” Cool subtitle too. (lol)
Anyway… Douche apparently didn’t like how I behaved in an exchange with a poster named Dennis who, as you might guess, shares his “angry white male” perspective. That was cool. It’s easy for me to understand and accept that. The problem, however, came when Douche tried to predictably use the supposed “respectful” discussion manners of another Black poster against me. I’m thinking he was trying to say that since I just couldn’t be as respectful as the other Black poster, he was forced to automatically moderate my comments or not post any additional comments from me at all.
Now, to be honest, I really don’t give a f*ck but I don’t take to bullsh*t too well. You see, the Black poster (Ronald T. Jones) he contrasted me to was the very person whom he (Douche) directed the “You are the epitome of what is wrong with Black people” comment to. Matter of fact, Ronald T. Jones and I made similar observations. We both saw Douche’s curious idea that white men were no longer “granted the same opportunities they were afforded for so long” as some type of “resentment” (Jones’ term, not mine) over white men no longer having automatic dibs on all/best jobs in society and no longer exercising “absolute” power to influence outcomes in society. Here’s how Jones put it:
I think the basis of your resentment lies in a deep seated notion of hierarchy in this country. You want white males on top and everyone else at the bottom. The fact is this society, since the signing of the Civil Rights bill, has become more equitable, that people other than white males are advancing into positions once monopolized by the latter. This unsettles you. So you should admit your belief in white male supremacy. Admit that you would be more comfortable in a setting much akin to the Jim Crow years…
Douche’s response started off with a “thank you for posting but I disagree” tone that suddenly shifted gears. Douche charged Jones with being ” the epitome of what is wrong with black people” in the midst of trying to establish why he felt the “incumbent” white males were being “surpassed”, ironically, by special “interests group.”
Enough of that, let’s get to Douche’s reaction to the much more respectful Ronald T. Jones:
You are the epitome of what is wrong with black people. Blacks can freely go about saying that they are oppressed and kept down, even though many prominent blacks have said those days are over. Yet, the minute that someone says they feel a certain way, you immediately discount them as a white supremacist or racist. The fact that I have an opinion that many people who are not racists share is unsettling to you. You say that I would prefer a world where Jim Crow laws were enacted. That is offensive to me. All I want is for everything to be equal; not separate but equal…
So while I do appreciate that you read and comment, do yourself a favor and don’t stoop to the go-to reaction of most black men and say that because I have an opinion that you don’t like, that I am a racist.
Wow!!! I like the way he feels someone who “offended” him can be reborn, fire-baptized and deemed “respectful” in a moments notice. Now, to Douche’s statement regarding how “disrespectful” I was (Douche addressed his comments to Dennis):
The part that is really sad, though, is the fact that Nquest cannot stand the fact that someone could possibly disagree with him from up on his high horse. The nerve we have. Yes, Nquest. You do hate America and what it stands for because we have the freedom to have differing opinions. You can’t use your anger and hate to intimidate people who disagree with you to shift sides to your argument. I feel sorry for you because you cannot even admit the possibility that anything that opposes you way of thinking could have any level of legitimacy. I wish that when you mature a little you will see that your way is not the only way to think and that just because people disagree with you, doesn’t make them horrendous human beings. A black man like Ronald T. Jones who comments here can disagree with me, but has his head on straight enough to respect differing opinions. The real foul one is the one who reeks of intolerance and rejection.
I know I didn’t miss a thing. Douche was having his MLK moment as he let those talking points ring, from every village and every hamlet. Let TALKING POINTS ring re: every Black poster who… well, every Black poster who says something “offensive” to Douche just because he has an opinion they don’t like. lol
Now, the person who came up with that line of dumb-fense really needed his ass kicked for all the pain and shame every unsuspecting user have experienced as a result of conflating their “right” to their opinion as a right not to have their opinion scrutinized and, when warranted, ostracized. Which is just what I’m going to do now…
I really liked this one: “The fact that I have an opinion that many people who are not racists share is unsettling to you.” They just don’t get any better than that.
PS: I guess that’s just the “asshole” (Gypsy Rose’s term) because I don’t take bs very well.
PS II: I would be remiss if I didn’t take note of the 2nd most telling statement Douche made by way of the following rhetorical question posed to Ronald T. Jones:
How can there be any level of equality when one group is surpassing the incumbents?