Last year we put out an animation called What Birthers Believe, which was a satire of the whole "Obama is from Kenya" movement that just won't die. There are basically two types of negative responses we get for it. The big one is from Birthers who are offended that the animation misrepresents them. They typically go something like "WHY WONT BARACK OSAMA SHOW HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE ALSO HE HAS A MONKEY WIFE". These are hilarious.
The other kind is from people who think WBB is racist. Now, obviously there is a lot of over the top racism in the animation, but in my defense it's there as a function of satire. Part of the point I'm making is that the Birther argument is mostly motivated by overt, cartoonish bigotry. It's annoying when people don't get this, but we get enough complaints that I'm starting to think maybe, MAYBE, I wasn't explicit enough about my intentions. Believe it or not, I strongly dislike accusations that I'm racist.
Yesterday we got this comment for What Birthers Believe on Youtube:
i predict racist comments.
I am black (african) AND THis is fucking racist, seriously when i saw some of your videos i subbed but this disgusts me and sorry i am unubbing, i thought, that you could be one of these americans (2%) that wasnt racist , but i was wrong. BTW we are NOT sorcerers.
Even if anyone answers i won't respond so save your time.
What an abomination...
Now, what annoys me about this comment isn't how he completely missed the point (although having to type out the sentence "BTW we are NOT sorcerers" might have been an indication that maybe it's a joke). And it's not the whiny, victimized tone this kid is taking either.
I can't stand the sentence "Even if anyone answers i won't respond so save your time." This isn't the first time I've been told that my response is going to be ignored, and every time it's FUCKING INFURIATING. It's always some asshole who thinks they're so above everyone on the moral high ground that anybody elses opinion is worthless. Making a serious accusation then completely ignoring the other sides defense isn't how you win an argument. That's what children do. That's what Birthers do. Another thing they'll say is that their time is so precious and limited that they don't want to waste any more hearing what I have to say, which is a terrible fucking lie. If you're EVER leaving comments on youtube videos, you have nothing but spare time. Go ahead and ignore my reply if you want, but don't announce it like you're such a great person that you don't even have to bother with a meaningful discussion, you fucking douchebag.
Sorry for the rambling, I get worked up for the dumbest reasons sometimes.
Anyways, the fifth anniversary of A New Bunny went by a couple months ago. It's not exactly related, but somebody made this video, and they're awesome for it.
Texans Loathe Gays
ps Final Fantasy XIII was a non-stop suck fest which obliterated 50 hours of my life that I can never get back. Don't bother defending the game because I'm just going to ignore you. (Kickass graphics though).