There are days when I wonder just why I have (online) Republican buddies. Schwarzenegger’s victory to become leader of the world’s 5th largest economy has shown up some rather (IMHO) racist or otherwise inconsistent/questionable attitudes amongst my online buddies. And made me realise I care more about politics – or at least attitudes – than I think.
The worst comments come from Silverfishy, who told me over chat that:
a) I had no right to comment on the election, since I wasn’t an American.
In which case, what gives Americans the right to comment on other global events? Indeed, she still maintains that I shouldn’t discuss American events. Which is strange because we discuss American films and other pop culture stuff. And mostly her dating life.
And of course, if we all followed her example and only became interested in topics in our own countries, we’d have even more of a fractured “global community” than we do already. Aren’t we all supposed to be one human race?
b) She questioned just how Schwarzy, a foreigner, could become Governor of an American state? erm… perhaps because he’s lived there for a very very long time, has paid his taxes and is entitled to take part in political discussions and debates as much as anyone else?
The ironic thing (amongst many) is that Silverfishy claims to love travelling and meeting new people. Patently as long as they’re all-American and all-white.
To be fair, I’m struggling for a reason why I still keep Silverfishy as a chat buddy. She says I shouldn’t date outside my race, which is another terrible thing to say. Anyway, I’ve done something I should have done a long time ago, and cut Silverfishy off. There’s only so much of that entrenched racist anti-foreign isolationist ill-informed attitude I can take.
Arizona Cutie claims that the recent allegations about Schwarzy’s groping of women is nothing more than a liberal media conspiracy and cunningly timed for the elections. Well, of course it is, it’s the media. But it’s not as if these allegations weren’t raised before – I’m fairly sure I’ve got an old Premiere magazine saying the same thing.
Anyway, the “interesting” thing that Arizona Cutie said was something along the lines of at least Schwarzy is no Clinton. Because obviously Clinton having consensual sex with a woman is a far worse crime than 8 women being groped or sexually harassed by a major film star.
And I’d obviously take argue with the American liberal media thing. Granted, the journos tend to be liberal. But their bosses tend to be hard-nosed right-wing businessmen. Which mostly balances it out. Then again, apparently it seems that half the American public agree with Arizona Cutie.
Just how did that Democrat/Republican couple marry each other ?!
Ah well, at least we won’t get Terminator 4… or True Lies 2 or Eraser 2.