Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sometimes I wish Megan were a guy

so I could threaten to beat her up without all the bad connotations such would involve. There's some stupid that's too obviously intentional, and too plain offensive, to respond to even with snark. Here's the latest example she's produced;

Unfair advantages:

Many readers responded to my post on coastal contempt by saying, in essence, "They do it too!" There are two answers to that. The first is that if you understand there is a difference between black and white racial resentments, then you should understand that there is a difference between comments by a powerful elite, and comments by a less powerful group, even a majority. (See, say, the Malay/Chinese disputes).
Yes, the folk who elected and are actually represented by our current President are poor, powerless plebs. There's no bias present in Megan's mind that she considers all red state voters to be hicks eking out a living in tin roof shacks by selling moonshine and dirt. There are no cities in red states, no rich, powerful, folk, shit, there's barely even electricity. Hell, we only even let the red states have a single Senator, who can't vote.
This is precisely what the stereotypical condescending rich white liberal charity ball goer who Megan loves to loathe does; makes those she's defending into helpless infants who only have a chance because a white woman wants to set them free.
The second is that here's an area where controlling the media hurts us. When they make cracks, they make them in private, where we can't hear them. When we do it, we often do it in public, right there on the television or in national print media. So they are more aware of, and resentful of, coastal condescension than vice versa. I mean, I know there are people out there who think I'm a pitiful childless, soulless atheist latte-sipping liberal spinster. Occasionally they wander into my comments. But mostly, their contempt is a cottage industry. We're exporting on an industrial scale.
Yeah, that Rush Limbaugh sure is an underground phenomenon who liberals don't recognize exists. And Fox News? It's transmitted in secret on a shifting frequency so The Man can't find it and shut it down.
And spare this us shit, you voted for Bush, twice. You're a red state voter, Megan. You're one of them, hence the need to lie about their, and your, true nature.
This asymmetry gives us a lot of power to set agendas--but it's also why urban liberals are, in my experience, more politically parochial than their rural counterparts. At least the rural regionalist bigots are aware that there is another point of view--it's on the news every night. A good Manhattan liberal, unless they hail from the hinterlands, never needs listen to anyone he disagrees with.
Brian Williams makes a point of expressing his admiration for Rush Limbaugh, Megan. Fox News exists.
Megan had to express support for the liberal media bias lie in order to give herself the ground for all these lies that have followed. About half the content of most liberal blogs consists of following what the other side is doing and thinking. There are a large number of popular liberal blogs which do nothing but keep an eye on the other side. And they do so by quoting the other side, and encouraging their readers to follow the links to verify for themselves people think these things. The right is waging a culture war against a straw man version of liberals based on a distorted picture of a handful of radicals from 30 years ago.
Megan is making a play for success. Just as in Hollywood you'll never go broke making movies about Hollywood, in the MSM you'll never lack for work if you harp on media bias. They love talking about themselves, and projecting their own flaws onto others. Megan knows she's lying, and is probably proud of herself for doing it. She's feeding the division that has been destroying this country for 40 years now for personal gain, and pretending she's being noble, or at least honest, for doing so.
I don't know whether she believes her shit, or is just greedy, and I don't care. I'm getting truly angry, and so I'm out.

And just to make clear for any pearl clutchers wandering by, I do not actually wish I could beat Megan up. Sorry to disappoint.

7 comments:

clever pseudonym said...

I think Megan's assuming her that the vast expanse between New York and Los Angeles is as empty as the space between her ears. That, and the assumption that the red staters and midwesterners she's referring to actually give a shit what she thinks about them.

MikeG said...

More questions: how can she not reflect on what it is she is saying and see that it is all a load of twitter BS of the privileged?: 'I understand you red staters, cause I understand that liberals don't understand you, although I have no idea how to understand red staters nor the experience to do so'; has she never taken a trip outside of the hallowed Megan-land and actually talked to other people in red states, etc? I think we should send her some money to take a fucking trip across the country and write about it; hopefully edifying but at least would make for laughs with her fake 'I get you' moments that would amount to slumming it with the little people. She might even have to pump her own gas and get those magical writin' hands dirty. What an utter tool. . .

spencer said...

This could well be the most dishonest McArdle post or column I've ever read. And that's really saying something.

spencer said...

I think we should send her some money to take a fucking trip across the country and write about it; hopefully edifying but at least would make for laughs with her fake 'I get you' moments that would amount to slumming it with the little people. She might even have to pump her own gas and get those magical writin' hands dirty.

She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge
She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College
That's where I caught her eye
She told me that her Dad was loaded
I said "In that case I'll have rum and coca-cola
She said "fine"
And then in 30 seconds time she said
"I want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do
I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people like you"
Well what else could I do?
I said "I'll see what I can do"
I took her to a supermarket
I don't know why
but I had to start it somewhere
so it started there
I said "pretend you've got no money"
but she just laughed
and said "oh you're so funny"
I said "Yeah
Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here
Are you sure
you want to live like common people
you want to see whatever common people see
you want to sleep with common people
you want to sleep with common people like me?"
But she didn't understand
she just smiled and held my hand
Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you'll never get it right
'cos when you're laid in bed at night
watching roaches climb the wall
if you called your dad he could stop it all
yeah
You'll never live like common people
You'll never do whatever common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
and then dance and drink and screw
because there's nothing else to do
Sing along with the common people
Sing along and it might just get you through
Laugh along with the common people
Laugh along although they're laughing at you
and the stupid things that you do
because you think that poor is cool
Like a dog lying in a corner
they will bite you and never warn you
Look out
they'll tear your insides out
'cos everybody hates a tourist
especially one who thinks
it's all such a laugh
yeah and the chip stain's grease
will come out in the bath
You will never understand
how it feels to live your life
with no meaning or control
and with nowhere left to go
You are amazed that they exist
and they burn so bright
whilst you can only wonder why
Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you'll never get it right
'cause when you're laid in bed at night
watching roaches climb the wall
if you called your dad he could stop it all
yeah
You'll never live like common people
You'll never do whatever common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
and then dance and drink and screw
'because there's nothing else to do
I want to live with common people like you.....

MoeLarryAndJesus said...

I'm not sure you could take her, anyway, brad. She's 7 feet tall and shoots bolts of fire from her arse.

Oh, wait, that's William Wallace. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

Check out her most recent posts tonight. She's obviously working overtime-- well after 4:00 p.m., her usual quitting time. Picking a fight with Katha Pollitt (who will never respond to a dweeb like Megan)--it's obvious Megan's drunk. Is Megan incoherent tonight, or is it just me?

Clem said...

Sometimes I wish I were a gal, so I could start a rumor about Megan having a small, African American conjoined twin.