Social media — Twitter, Instagram, Vine, et alia — have provided a useful means for giving more of the people of the world a chance to speak out on the issues of the day.
However, social media have also provided an opportunity for those same people of the world to flaunt their smugness, idiocy and general rudeness at every opportunity.
I was reminded of those truisms during an encounter with a fellow Twitterer using the handle of JAHMMARASTAFARI. To save space, I shall henceforth refer to this Twitterer simply as “J”.
A discussion about pregnancy careened into the weeds with the following assertion from “J”:
One might believe that “laying low” might be the best response to the previous Twitter faux pas. One would be incorrect.
Having inserted one foot into his mouth, “J” proceeded to add the second foot with this show-stopper:
The most misogynistic troll on Twitter? The most clueless poster on Twitter? Or both? Let’s find out:
His tart response to a query about would he obey laws against same:
Lovely. Misogyny and anti-Semitism. Great combination.
But back to that sex thing …
Well, there’s always California SB 967, which states (among other things) that California community colleges, California State colleges/universities and the UC system may not accept intoxication as a defense against a rape claim. “J”‘s tortured, non-sequitur responses were:
It only applies to California State University campuses.
“It only applies to persons on campus.
UCLA isn’t a state school.
(Yes, somehow, the University of California at Los Angeles receives no funding from the State of California.)
Then, our super-genius decided to pull out ALL the stops:
(As if arguing with a heterosexual man would make any difference …)
I don’t think intoxication is the gating factor here.
Whoa. Let’s just back this truck up a bit, shall we? WHERE did MDMA / “Molly” / Ecstasy come into this equation? We were discussing getting a girl drunk in order to have sex with her, and “J” suddenly brings MDMA into this? Although it appears the only way “J” can have sex with a woman is to “drug her or drunk her,” which is quite telling.
The Westside of Los Angeles … you have been warned.