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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 06:55 AM

35. "When we talk about Benghazi, we're talking about who Hillary Clinton really is'

 

Not the kind of crap one expects to find on a site like DU, but it is the kind of crap one would expect to find Jeb Lund.

He of this "famous" essay:

Jeb Lund was, within the context of the part of the Internet where he last routinely appeared, a dick. I was a dick. This was on several message boards, where I wasted thousands of hours, taking my ever-diminishing allotment of physical vitality, sunshine, and mental acuity, and pissing it all away on discussions like, "Is Ben Roethlisberger more morally repugnant than Ray Lewis?" (Trick question: Fire both of them into the sun.)

I wasn't a dick because I was trading insults and jokes all day. That doesn't make you a dick, by message-board standards. Short of sites like "Is Anyone Up?" or dedicated cyberbullying, joke/insult boards are probably the most sociopathic venues in a medium whose dissociative qualities already engender sociopathy. The point is to reduce people to posting styles, categorizable tropes, parades of strawmen and cutout-people set on fire to public delightóbecause, hey, there were no humans involved. Being an unempathetic prankster, malcontent, and gossip is doing it right.

http://gawker.com/5987590/let-me-introduce-myself-farewell-to-mobutu-sese-seko

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