Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Am I a contrary cunt?


The Curate's Egg is calling for a boycott of the Daily Hate Mail. Libertarian opinion is divided on the matter.

But what is happening here is that someone who professes to be a libertarian is telling me that they know better than I do what I should read and what I should avoid reading. If I want to self-harm by reading the Mail, then who is some random libertarian blogger to tell me that I shouldn't be doing that? And really, how is it any different for John Demetriou and Kevin Boatang to tell me I shouldn't read the Daily Mail than it is for ASH to tell me that I shouldn't smoke or some other fake charity telling me not to have a beer? I know that all of these things are bad for me, but it is my life, my body, my mind and I am an adult.

I am informed as to the risks. I have the cognitive ability to evaluate their relative importance in my life. I choose not to smoke. I choose to have a bottle of champagne from time to time. I choose not to read the Mail.

I resent the sanctimonious self-righteousness of those who know better than I do to tell me what I should and should not do, however, even when my choices agree with their demands.

Stop fucking telling me what to do. I don't want the government doing it. I don't want fake charities doing it. And I certainly don't want fucking bloggers doing it.


Nick said...

Sounds like Intellectual masturbation


Longrider said...

Quite so. I am with Anna Raccoon and the Quiet Man on this one. No one is making people read the Daily Mail. Apart, that is, from the outraged so that we can see what they are outraged about.

Freedom of speech means the freedom to say things that others find unpalatable, crass, insensitive and downright vile. It also means people have the right to say just that in response.

There the action should end.

Oleuanna said...

FFS get over it...

Boycott them?? Remove them from your blogroll? Find the higher ground?

SaltedSlug said...

Think this is over-egged a tad. For all of the bluster, they are calling for others to boycott and then saying why - not demanding anyone to do anything.
You can either take on board what they're saying and boycott, or ignore them and don't. I'm not seeing any hypocrisy there.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

@Salty ... it is probably. But they do declaim in such a way as to make it clear that you are subhuman if you dare to disagree with them. ;o)

Constantly Furious said...

Fuck 'em. Forget 'em.

I'm coming to the conclusion that B&D are a probably pair of 15 year old boys, and

a) I'm not going to waste my time debating with kids; especially kids whose political genitalia are not yet fully formed.

b) I actually feel quite guilty being part of a mob mercilessly ripping the piss out of a couple of kids;

Of course, they may not actually be kids, I suppose: they could be mildly retarded adults, with English as a second language.


Henry North London said...

@Salty ... it is probably. But they do declaim in such a way as to make it clear that you are subhuman if you dare to disagree with them. ;o)


@Obo That is their right They can declaim it as much as they like on their own blog... Its when they do it elsewhere that things go awry perhaps,

As long as no one is hurt does it really matter I for one am enjoying the show Its great fun, when laundry is hung out to dry in such a public matter but you have to beware of joining in the fight.

Its all bluster and show and Cockfeathers and seeing who can be top of the pecking order... No one of them can take the moral high ground anyway because they've all lowered themselves to fighting or exchanging words now.
Even I have briefly entered and withdrawn ( with apologies) as it is not a pun I would like to use.... here...lol

WV Inglutly Do the WV bods know whats going on?

Sperm Lewis said...

B&D would bore the seagulls of a shit-cart, look you. As that rancid mountain of luvvie lard, Stephen Fry, once said, 'You're offended. So fucking what?'

This 'LPUK' sounds like a pair of screaming queens having an argument in a cottage. (Sorry, Stephen. Mwah, mwah.)

Bollocks to the LPUK. Bollocks to embryo parties. Bollocks to all the louche, preening narcissistic little shits like B&D who all want to be libertarian top dog [oxymoron?] and thereby optimise their otherwise negligible chances of getting laid.

Lancastrian Oik said...

No, you're just a cunt. But we love you anyway. B&D are arsey bastards who could probably start a fight in an empty house.

Pat Nurse said...

You do know that being angry is bad for you. Stop it, stop it, stop it right now, this very second, or else you will end up in some hothole hell where only angry people go and so they should so that their temper does not impact upon the lives of the calm majority!! (tee-hee)

TheBigYin said...

Right, I've approached Harry Hill's production team and in consequence there is to be a 'blog fight' on next Saturday's episode. Now, who's for dressing up as a Libertarian?

TheBigYin said...

Oh, oh, forgot to say that, yes, you are a cunt, that's why I keep coming here...go figure eh.

You drink Champaign??? Deffo a cunt's drink.

Constantly Furious said...

Oh fuck. Shit. I've suddenly realised what's going to happen next.

Because Obo' - and a couple of other bloggers - have linked to B&D to mock and deride them, their traffic will be through the fucking roof.

So, at the end of the month, we're going to hear "told you we was the best blog, innit .. look at our traffic ... better than all you wankers ... not that we give a shit ... we don't even look at our stats .. but look at our stats ... the mighty B&D ... "

Not sure I can face that..

James Higham said...


Obnoxio The Clown said...

@CF: the thing that fucking does my head in is that they can follow up six posts of utter donkey cock with something really good.

But it's getting so the signal to noise ratio is not acceptable any more. :o(