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comment by tacocat

I'm familiar with the song Uneasy Rider. Both versions. I think it's funny how making fun of rednecks morphed into homophobia.

And if you wanted to make that point you shouldn't have slapped a picture of Caitlyn Jenner into a reply about the humanization of Jews in the the 1940's as a way to make your point as if everyone can read your mind. You offered no explanation or context but you seem to be aggressively defending the point that your hot take on a comic is correct. And that take is simply that pro Jewish propaganda still exists. Yeah, never said it didn't. But tacit mass media defense of racism is the point here.

You're entirely missing the artistic intent which is to shine a light on the changing media landscape. As well as subtle personal narrative the author offers in the long form version of this that is the memoir I mentioned. And looking like a damn fool all the while to me because you're missing the point, not reading between the lines, personally insulting me for not being a mind-reader and continuing to double down on how right you are because you're like fucking omniscient while demeaning anyone who dares to stand up to you for being an asshole because you read some shit that makes you an authority on virtually everything and thus entitled to condescend to anyone freely.

There ya go dumbass. BEEEEEAAANNNZZZ!!!

kleinbl00  ·  967 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Okay. I'm sorry. Let's take a step back:

If the artistic intent is to shine a light on the changing media landscape, I'm not missing it: Racism and antisemitism were rampant in the '40s and they aren't now, while media involvement in normalization is every bit as prevalent. The latter is directly caused by the former. This is a good thing.

Kupperman is making the lazy, easy, knee-jerk liberal move of going zero-to-Hitler in five seconds or less and it's fucking tedious. The media has always been manipulated by the state and always will be: Operation Mockingbird was Allan Dulles' propaganda arm during the '50s and it's not like he sat out WWII. This shit wasn't subtle; here's 1944:

Meanwhile, his argument is that Trump won't condemn racists, a right-wing columnist in the New York Times won't condemn Stephen Miller who's Jewish, by the way and that ZOMG there are racists on the Internet. Therefore, equivalency.

No equivalency.

There are a million remixes of Richard Spencer getting decked on the Internet, too, and the alt-right can't hold a march without being outnumbered 10:1. Are there too many racists in America? Probably always going to be true. Have they been emboldened by a reactionary populist in the White House? Probably also always going to be true.

But putting "the necessity of Stephen Miller" in a panel next to "Americans Unearth Nazi Murder Factory" is a fucking bridge too far and it diminishes everything real that Trump has brought upon us.

And it's fucking tedious.

tacocat  ·  967 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you wanted me to read and consider your opinion you'd have been less of a dick earlier

As it stands you can fuck right the hell off