I object to the whole clause "who are letting their country get taken over by the Islamic Agenda"; I remember when people started talking about the "gay agenda". The fact is that the people who talk in such terms are usually doing so to promote their own agenda of fear- and hate-mongering, as a way of ensuring that people who think like them (i.e. narrow-mindedly, selfishly, unimaginatively, naively) stay in charge of things.
Well, MM, you should put it in quotation marks if it's a quote; that would at least indicate that it is not necessarily your view. I admit that I don't know how to interpret the punctoglyph "-_-": does that mean sarcasm?
Unfortunately, with political and social discourse in America (especially, and of course especially on the Internet) sinking to new depths everyday, it's getting more and more difficult to tell the difference between sarcasm, hyperbole, intentional insult, strategic prevarication, disinformation, sheer ignorance and downright nastiness. What tends to stand out, however, because it's so rare, is serious, respectful, informed and well-considered comment.
I was going to include you in the list, reesetee--but I didn't want to be presumptuous.
-_- is not abstruse in my circles; it's a pretty standard pictorial representation of a headdesk or "oh, brother". let me also point out the phrase new word bandied around by bigots in the original comment.
it's sort of beneath any Wordie to consider it consistent with another Wordie's character to self-identify as a bigot...I hope.
It can be hard to detect sarcasm online when you don't know the person who's commenting, but we all know each other('s voices) to some extent. For example, I'm 96% sure that rolig is not a mormon (or at any rate not a practising one), 88% sure that ressetee has a sweet tooth and 107% sure that chained_bear objects to the term "pussies" being used as a perjorative. Similarly, I'm fairly confident in my assumption that madmouth is not a self-proclaiming islamophobic bigot. So when I first read her comment it never crossed my mind that what she was actually saying might be "ethnomasochists are pussies who are letting their country get taken over by the Islamic Agenda". Because that would make no sense.
Well, it did occur to me that MM might (justifiably, perhaps) disdain both the bigots on Youtube and the so-called "pussies" (sorry, C_b; I know, people who use the word "pussies" like this are dicks) whose zeal for multiculturalism extends even to considering whether to allow the practice of Shariah law (which is a current issue in Canada, which I believe is where MM grew up). And there is, by the way, plenty of evidence that Miss Mouth has a fondness for provocative, non–politically correct words and phrases. My point was merely to register a dislike for the whole "dangerous agenda" argument. I certainly am not interested in policing any Wordie content. But part of the freedom of Wordie is the freedom to say "I don't like this and here's why" without anyone feeling like they're being either censored or censured.
So--this guy walks in to his doctor's office and says "I'm feeling very depressed. This morning I looked in the mirror and all I could see was gray hair, an enlarging bald spot, bags under my eyes, wrinkles under my chin, yellowing teeth, and splotchy skin."
The doctor replied, "Well, at least your eyesight is still good."
MM, the "might" referred to the possibility of your disdaining not only the bigots (which I am sure you do) but also the overanxious liberals who worry about never offending anyone, even those who would like to implement Shariah law in Ontario. By the way, I never take umbrage; there's so much of it around that it's pretty near worthless to me.
So madmouth--I'm actually unacquainted with "-_-" as a "facepalm" signifier (you'll forgive me; I'm old). Also, I agree with chained and rolig, but I do like the fact that on Wordie people can register their distaste without the original post-person feeling censored.
Additionally, I just want to point out that wherever phony umbrage is taken, I'll be there. :-D