Preface: This is satire mocking a statement I consider absurd.
Ok, so I haven’t had much material to work with lately, but this is pretty decent…so let’s give it a whirl:
“Is it my misperception, or are 99% of those arguing for the absolute right of Americans to see #TheInterview rich white straight males?” – A tweeter who wants DESPERATELY to be relevant.
First, let me translate this post for people not as pseudo-intellectual as he is.
Second, I will analyze possible meanings.
Third, I shall respond.
Ok, here’s the translation into (IMPO, 6.9 on it) what he actually MEANT:
“I’m going to phrase this in the form of a semi-rhetorical question as opposed to an angry/angsty statement because I think I’m clever, and also so I can give the appearance of having a sense of humor and a willingness to listen to opposing viewpoints. In reality, I have none, and I have none…I exist to spout my propaganda AKA Paul Pierce (that’s a little in-joke for my sports fan readers!), and all who disagree are inherently wrong, since my propaganda is the BEST propaganda!”
Whew…that’s the first four words…moving on…
“I’ve done no actual research into the statistics of this, but based solely on a quick scan of posts I’m going to make a summary judgement invoking stats I pulled out of my rather tight a$$”
Ummm…that’s the 99% part…so, FIVE words this time. So I guess what he’s saying here is that he’s part of the 1 percent. OH! Sorry, just a little propagandic nonsense in line with my subject. Anyhoo…
“Making any sort of comment whatsoever supporting freedom of expression and against allowing another country to control what we see/watch/listen to; be it strong, light, joking, satirical…any comment at all…”
Notice the use of EXTREME words for propagandic purposes. It’s a little trick propagandists have: if you use a STRONGER word, your argument seems stronger. So in this case any snide off-hand remark about the subject falls into “arguing for the absolute right”. See how that works?
“Of people living in the United States to see #TheInterview”
He seems to forget that there are other people called “Americans” that do not live in the United States. But hey, he’s just your typical white male, it’s to be expected…dunno about the rich or straight parts, but who cares?
“Greedy capitalist pig non-minority oppressors of minorities?”
“rich white straight males?” denotes a complete lack of minority status: the oppressors of minorities, therefore, because one thing intrinsically means the other.
Phew…next, part two: possible (complete) meanings.