Thursday, October 14, 2010

a thought*

So, I heard yet another story today which mentioned the protests of the Park 51 Community Center. And the following thought occurred to me:
Say you knew of a bunch of kids, and there was one kid who, one day, punched another kid in the face and knocks him down. A few weeks later, the kids are doing art projects, and the puncher creates an image featuring a couple of guys doing kung fu. The teacher wants to put it up, but the punchee gets upset about it, saying that the picture makes him feel bad because it depicts a "violent" act and it was drawn by the kid who bloodied his nose. Question: is that kid right, or is he a whiny little pussy?
See, Americans like to think
they're the toughest guys in the room, but a hallmark of the true tough guy is that he can take a punch. By whining about the "insensitivity" of Muslims building their community center (or anything, for that matter) close to 9-11, Americans are flinching at the mere thought of that punch, which shows the world that not only are we not particularly tough guys, but that we are, in fact, total pussies.
You want to show how tough you are? Help build the damn center. You want to be even tougher? Ignore its presence completely.
Those protesting the "Ground-Zero Mosque" are showing not only their ignorance, but their fear. In crowd terms, they're practically shitting themselves. The only way they could show themselves to be even bigger cowards than they already are would be for some dumb son-of-a-bitch to blow it up.
Dont be surprised when it happens.

* keep having these, cant help myself, sorry


Omnipotent Poobah said...

Dave, you're scaring me :-)

All kidding aside...BRAVISIMO!

daveawayfromhome said...

Really, I dont know why nobody's thought of this before. I may have to start using it with my Republican friends, though perhaps avoiding the word "pussy".

Or perhaps not. When in a chest-thumping contest, politeness gets you no points.

Pryme said...

This should go viral. Seriously.

Pryme said...

One more thing: I don't know if you've ever seen Hal Spark's most recent standup, but he made a good case for changing the meaning of "being a pussy." Mainly because babies come out of there (so it has to be somewhat tough). Other than that, your message is still on point.

daveawayfromhome said...

This idea also fits in with my general theory that Republicans have destroyed, in America at least, the old idea of the "gentleman". Unlike a gentleman (and so more like a boor) they dont wait for the first punch (because a gentleman can 1. take it, and 2. defeat the coward who sucker punched him to begin with), but strike first. Why first, because they fear.

Though strip clubs didnt help, either.

And it would be awesome if this went viral, but I dont have that kind of pull.