Okay, this Quran-burning dick. Fine. Look, I feel about this blatant attention-whore the same way I feel about half the shit Hitchens says, Piss Christ, Draw Muhammed Day and any number of other cheap-ass stunts designed to do nothing but IGNITE A FIRESTORM OF CONTROVERSY. Yadda yadda, defend to the death your right to do so, yadda. It makes me profoundly tired that people get to peacock around about this crap while the smoke rises over Rome.
Burning books. Nobody’s ever done that before. What a novel statement. What infuriates me about this nonsense is what always infuriates me about it: You are making a very boring and oldsauce point — Islam sucks — via a method designed not to stimulate discussion of the merits of said point but to focus debate on yourself and your actions and the wisdom thereof. Witness that we are not now talking about whether Islam (or Christianity for that matter) is a force for good or evil or Chaotic Neutral or whatever term we’re using these days. We’re talking about if some goddamn lunatic’s barbecue is going to cause soldiers to get blown up more.
This two-bit circus clown already has what he wanted most in the world: TV cameras at his door. Fucking performance artist. Look at me, look at me, look at me, aren’t I scary? And if you turn away, out of sheer disbelief that anybody would want to make you watch while he jerks off in public, you’re just PROVING how bourgeois you are, how enslaved to conventional thought.
Didn’t everybody date this guy in college? And didn’t everybody get tired of being the Best Supporting Actor in his fucking story? Just me? What can I say, 18-year-old me was a sucker for poetry-writing cokeheads. Anybody who struts around being shocking so that he can shock people into being shocked and then make fun of them for how shocked they are can eat a bag of dicks, in general, and specifically as it relates to this individual.
Liberals couldn’t care less about the First Amendment. To the contrary,
censoring speech and religion is the left’s specialty! (Any religion
other than Islam.)
They promote speech codes, hate crimes,
free-speech zones (known as “America” off college campuses), and go
around the country yanking every reference to God from the public
square via endless lawsuits by the ACLU.
Whenever you see a
liberal choking up over our precious constitutional rights, you can be
sure we’re talking about the rights of Muslims at Ground Zero, “God
Hates Fags” funeral protesters, strippers, the New York Times
publishing classified documents, pornographers, child molesters,
murderers, traitors, saboteurs, terrorists, flag-burners (but not
Quran-burners!) or women living on National Endowment of the Arts
grants by stuffing yams into their orifices on stage.
Points for use of the word “yams” which is like my favorite word ever. FAIL on the rest of it, though:
Wright is a political ideologue that would stop at NOTHING to gain an
advantage over his political opposition, including causing harm to
Because intent matters, not to the law, but to public opinion (or it should). It matters what point you’re making. This isn’t a contest of who’s being the most provocative and Jeffrey Wright is winning so fuck him. It matters to me if you’re building a mosque in Lower Manhattan to promote tolerance and openness or if you’re starting a bonfire to fuck with imaginary jihadis and call attention to yourself.
I may defend your right to do both, but don’t expect me to applaud the latter.