There is an old adage, relative to the life of the Internet at least, about how arguing on said Internet is like… well, let’s just say it is likely to prove that both sides are idiots.
Just after George Carlin passed, I came across yet another best-of-Carlin compilation on YouTube, but the person who posted it used every inch of the “About this video” area to argue that the September 11 terrorist attacks were actually perpetrated by the United States government. I gave him 1 star and left a comment chastising him for trying to conflate Carlin’s well-reasoned diatribes against abuses of power with a delusional belief that there is some shadowy conspiracy that committed mass murder on live TV and yet managed to hide its activities from all but a enlightened few on the Internet who are trying to “show us all the truth”. He had a bunch of links that supposedly proved his claims, but, as TANcast proves, having a website is not the same as being smart or knowing anything.
What followed was a fairly telling discourse, presented here without edit for your enjoyment. I say telling, but I have only a vague idea of what it says and about whom.
My initial comment and responses will be in deep blue and his responses will be in hot pink italics, as I think that is funny and am not a mature person. I’m also not turning the URL in his comments into a hyperlink as I won’t give those retards any more traffic than they already get. I’m not including his actual “About this video” section for the same reason.
This is my website, so fuck it: I do what I want.
Anyways, it all started when I left this comment for him on YouTube:
acrobat741: Why did you hijack George Carlin’s work to push your conspiracy theory?
George was too smart to believe empty-headed bullshit like this, so its a bit of a dick move to try to push your own idiot agenda on YouTubers using his good name.
He responded some time later with:
Conspiracy theory? Yeah right. Like Iran-Contra I guess.
So I’ve hijacked Carlin’s work?
Lol you might as well not read my info. Write to your MP.
Oh do awake from your programmed delusion.
FYI, here are some other ’empty-headed’ folks:
PS: poor manners indicate deficient upbringing
Overcome by his rhetorical aptitude, I replied:
I take it all back. Clearly you are superior to the rest of reasoning humanity, having seen behind the lies and being bold enough to pepper YouTube with the truth. Kudos to you, and all the best on your journey to enlighten the masses.
I’m sure the links above and all the concrete data (which is not the plural of “anecdote”) that they cite are manufactured or mistaken, so I look forward to your resounding victory as you reply to them all with your own provable facts.
Just FYI, Iran-Contra was a conspiracy, not a conspiracy theory. Not sure if you knew that, but I can recommend books if you’d like to learn more.
Taking his own previous advice about manners and upbringing, he offered an olive branch:
i’ll be polite: fuck off
go play with the other paedos
I noticed that he might have made a small error, so I sent back:
You forgot to call me Hitler.
You also forgot to call me gay.
It looks like he blocked me, though, so I’m afraid he may never find out about his oversight or get to correct it.
At least I have this hateful picture remind myself that I probably shouldn’t have done any of this: