Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Anonymous asked: If you were a decent human being, you would think before you post including a young woman's facebook page. The comment would have been quite fine with the last name marked out as another post has done. YOU on the other hand decided to visit her page (not on the public page) and screen shot the part that included her home town. Then you proceed to post hate about the girl's attire. That is wrong. That could be considered a hate crime. You really should consider removing that post.

1. Already addressed it. I think a decent human being calls out those who defend child rapists.

2. Hyperlinked off the public page, anon. Just a mouse click, and it was available publicly. How would you know if it wasn’t at the time I posted it? I could post the full screen shot showing I signed out of Facebook before posting it so I could verify her unique url came up publicly. I could do that, but then that gives away her profile’s url.

Her profile picture is a part of her defense regarding Penn State. You don’t think I checked to make sure she was or wasn’t a defender of Penn State? She’s made many comments to that effect, some of which are appearing here as very similar to anon. So, Sarah, if this is you, stop being a third-grader and email me or message me. Here’s the link to my Facebook — more than what I posted about her (or you). 

3. Not a hate crime. You really want to suggest calling out people who defend Paterno is a hate crime? 

Here’s what a hate crime is, from the U.S. Department of Justice:

Hate crimes, or bias-motivated crimes, are defined as offenses motivated by hatred against a victim based on his or her race, religion, sexual orientation, handicap, ethnicity, or national origin. While such a definition may make identifying a hate crime seem like a simple task, criminal acts motivated by bias can easily be confused with forms of expression protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Nothing about mocking the “Joe knows football” t-shirt worn by someone defending a child rapist and his BFFs. 

Pro-tip: If you don’t want people to call you out for being an asshole on the internet, don’t be an asshole on the internet.



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  1. elledeau said: I’d like to commend you for leaving this person’s information in the post. I think people on tumblr are too quick to protect the identity of the not-so-innocent. And like you said…it was on a public profile, she didn’t care who saw it.
  2. the-super-ego said: Idunno… The Penn State nation is (err… was?) a well respected race of people in many Division 1 football circles. She’d still have a better case under the Endangered Species Act. Nittany lions are rare, and their numbers are dropping fast.
  3. fuckyeahtopher said: BURN!
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