Probably the worst thing that could’ve happened after Bristol Palin(‘s ghost writer) wrote a hilariously hypocritical blog post criticizing Barack Obama‘s support for gay marriage is an excuse for her to play the martyr, and of course, this being the Internet, she was handed that on a silver platter. Granted, comments can be faked, I’m not at all going to pretend she didn’t legitimately receive death threats for being an ignorant little shitbag which was the stupidest way to handle this. Via her latest blog post:
If you read the almost 3,000 comments after my controversial post, or read the entertainment magazines, you’ll see some of the most terrible words against me, my mom, and my entire family.
You’ll see hate in the name of love. People claim they’re just trying to protect the right of two people to love each other – a right I don’t contest, by the way – and then spew the worst words imaginable at someone they disagree with. If the agenda is love, why do you hate so intensely?
You’ll see bullying in the name of tolerance. Bullying is in the news lately, for good reason. It’s horrifying to see stories of young people taking their own lives because they can’t see past the hate of others. Around Hollywood, there’s lots of concern and great initiatives to try to encourage more kindness in this world. Then why do I get so many messages telling me I should die?
So right off the bat, if you’re one of the people threatening Bristol Palin, knock it the fuck off, you’re not helping. Her entire blog post – and all the backpedaling in this one – provided plenty of ammunition to run circles around her. Christ, she just said she’s in favor of gays up there and protecting their right to love each other, yet goes on to say the following horseshit:
Here’s a news flash, guys. Your hate and bullying don’t work. People see through it, and they don’t like to be pushed around. You think it’s completely obvious that you’re right, but this younger generation is more pro-life than their parents, and voters just keep defending traditional marriage. Why? Why would we if you’ve been telling us what to think for all these years?
Because we think for ourselves. And we’ll keep thinking for ourselves no matter what you call us. So keep sending the hate, but realize that hate doesn’t win arguments.
Also, she immediately loses any argument by touting the most oft-repeated, nonsensical line that you’ll see on almost any Internet comment thread on any site by people who know they don’t have a leg to stand: “Durr hurr I thought liberals were supposed to be tolerant.” Again, I’m not condoning death threats which are counter-productive, but if you think we’re just going to cede an argument because you can’t grasp the simple nuance that being tolerant does not equal accepting any viewpoint, especially those based entirely on legislating intolerance, you’re not making some witty retort, you’re a fucking idiot. Except none of this even matters because Bristol Palin just Kardashian’d every single one of us like a hot stream of piss right in the face:
Here’s the thing. In the articles and comments, I saw a lot of hate and a lot of bullying, but you know what I didn’t see much of? Arguments. In fact, this reminds me a little bit of the incident in an L.A. bar that went viral several months ago and will be shown in its entirety in my upcoming new reality tv show.
And that, boys and girls, is how you get trolled. Walked right into it…