Monday, 21 April 2008

Saucing the gander - a guide to blogger mores

There's a lot of etiquette surrounding blogging, and a lot of debate (inevitably) over the details of that etiquette. But here's a handy guide to keep you on the straight and narrow.

This is ok:
[...]I return to the inevitably insane and unpleasant world of politics and the ruination of our country by the corrupt freaks, weirdos, demons, bitches and whores of NuLabour.

Although we tend to focus on those fuckers who have been elected simply because they have the power to make our lives more miserable, we should never forget that they could not do so without their equally stupid, mindless, ignorant, slaves—those wankstains who support them.
So is this:
The Left have fucked this country. You all thought you were acting in a good cause—you all had the best motives, but you fucked it. You fucked it all up. You see the wreckage all around you. Know why you fucked it all up, and why the voters let you? Because 1) you’re dumb and 2) they’re dumb.
But this is beyond the pale:
I'm genetically predisposed to hate the Tories. It's my default, hard-wired position.
Why? Here's DK with the lowdown, backing his point up with a definition:
A bigot is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of opinions, lifestyles, or identities differing from his or her own, and bigotry is the corresponding ideology.
Brooker is intolerant of Tories and is, therefore, a bigot. Although, come to think of it, Brooker is a Grauniad journalist so he probably lives like a Tory, having enough cash to be able to afford the luxury of hating them...
Do you see? Thoughtless generalisations are bad! Hyperbole is bad! Having entrenched political views is bad! Erm...or maybe good? It all depends, really.

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