Posted 3 months ago on April 16, 2014, 9:30 a.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
I'm sure you've all noticed that Trashy Macaque is back. I don't suppose there are enough of us here, let alone strangers to his antics, to justify an indepth exploration of his misdeeds - what can only be called outright sabotage of the forum itself. Using his bots to send little spam bombs to users inboxes and thus, by virtue of the notifications, deny access to the site.
And spamming threads that he really didn't like with all sorts of nonsense. Including penis pics of all things. Yes. That's right. Penis pics. In red panties no less.
Lately he has been seen parading around under the guise of one cordoba and as one cicero33 - you may find them here and of course here where one defends the other against my charge of insincerity . . . but never mind.
The issue I would bring forth today is not his behavior, past or present, nor is it mine, nor any comparison between the two - even if I have done all three just now. All of that is, I assure you, simply a byproduct of that which I do want to discuss, and whether it be a positive or a negative I will leave to the individual reader's discretion.
The issue is rather that of
Do I have . . . impunity?
Because honestly, that is not clear - not clear at all.
Where I come from it does not matter who you are, nor what you have done. There are consequences. Always, always, always . . . there are consequences . . .
Whether you do or whether you do not do . . . it does not matter. Things may still be done unto you.
Take the small matter raised by shadz where he took the words of a libertarian paulite and Bircher to defend the principle of non intervention in Ukraine - Patrick Buchanan. One look at that man's past positions should be more than sufficient to dissuade anyone from using his example - as I did attempt to make very clear, with the post and in comments, here and here.
Now, before you suppose the intent is simply to rehash and so cause further embarrassment and disgrace and therefore serve as yet a stern lesson to anyone who would use the words of an unapologetic racist, homophobe, and John Birch acolyte, let me be clear - this is, again, nothing more than a byproduct, one which I am quite content to make full use of - but a byproduct none the less.
The real question, as I have said, is that of impunity. I assure you, it is not clear that I have any at all.
I simply do not care.
To illustrate my point, that of indifference, I must call your attention to a singular incident that occurred in a sandwich shop not two hours after having ripped shadz silliness to shreds.
The staff mentioned after they had left, that the two college boyz had been in the shop for over three hours prior to my arrival, and they were loud and rambunctious the entire time. Not quite so obnoxious as to get themselves tossed mind you, but enough so that their presence generated not only notice, but comment.
I could not read the back of the tee shirt that one of them wore, for it was in Cyrillic.
So what does it mean one asks? To find two obnoxious college boyz in a sandwich shop, one wearing a tee shirt in Cyrillic, behaving in a manner that is absolutely certain to generate attention - what does it mean? that this takes place shortly after placing an argument against intervention in Eastern Europe in utter disrepute, [regardless of whether it was the argument or simply its source with which I took issue] -
Is there such a thing as impunity?
Let me assure all and sundry gathered here today:
I simply do not give a fuk, gentlemen. Most of you are Koch whores intent on ensuring OWS does not have an adverse impact on Wall Street's bottom line. You can all kiss my ass.