(Mary said I should have entitled this post: ”Reasons I Don’t Want To Live On The Planet Anymore”)
Yesterday, my facebook blew up. I was going to take a bunch of screen caps and post the valid points of the conversation but instead, I decided to make it public for all of you to see: View the thread here
For those of you who don’t want to scroll through the massive wall of text, I’m going to pull out and highlight some of Brooke’s comments for you:
So “hunnii,” please direct your borderline illiterate commentary elsewhere.
Have a good day. Try not to swallow your own tongue in one of your epileptic, incoherent rambles about “liberals bad.”
If my biggest problem is I’m rude to uneducated strangers on the internet, then I consider that a pretty successful life.
I’m rude, condescending, and belittling to willfully blind, disingenuous internet strangers who construct their own reality. What a crime. String me up.
I’m a well-known slacker, underachiever extraordinaire.
Oh, the DSM-IV is fine. Just because I think–given ample evidence–that you’re stupid doesn’t mean I think I’m smarter or better than everyone else. Just smarter and better than you.
And of course I have little regard for your feelings: A) I don’t know you, B) your positions and “support” of them are laughable, and C) I cut my internet argument teeth on Fark.com. I highly recommend you avoid it, delicate flower.
Well Brooke Bunter, I cut my teeth on blogging, and SEO, and you’ll be happy to know that any time a future employer, boyfriend, or friend searches for you in the future, this is the first post they will come up with – so they know exactly what kind of human being you are.
But the real reason for this post is mainly because I think that Brooke Bunter (who went to University of Oklahoma for law school and currently resides in Texas) is pretty much the perfect example of why political discourse in this country is so, so, so, screwed up. At some point when the internet became popular, it also became popular to be a complete dipshit and treat other humans like crap. Brooke is a perfect example of this, she admits to not knowing Mary and myself personally, but seeks to diminish our views with vitriol and insults. In essence it’s not that dissimilar to the way that high school bullies behave. Instead of seeking to change our mind through logical and persuasive examples, she attempts it through the equivalent of internet violence. (Future employers should especially take note of this behavior – because if she doesn’t agree with your client, how will she react to them?)
I have many liberal friends, and I have many conservative friends, and the majority of them I’m able to speak with on a rational level, and sometimes, they actually manage to change my mind with well thought out, convincing arguments. Unfortunately, people like Brooke are the reason the United States is in such serious decline. You can’t talk to these people, you can’t reason with them, and you definitely can’t have intelligent conversation with them.
Unless of course, you like being belittled at every turn.
Don’t be like Brooke Bunter internet. You are better than that.
Edit: There has been some talk about how Mary was super mean to Brooke. I introduce to you the first time that Brooke went off on Mary over here: https://www.facebook.com/stephanieadorman/posts/318206168277261