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Saturday, August 17, 2002

Aug 14, 2002.

Right now I don’t have an internet connection, so I’m writing this in Word, with the idea that when I get a drill to put a hole in the floor so I can get an Ethernet wire down here, I’ll post this on my blog site.

I hate GLAAD. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Don’t misread that. I don’t hate gays and lesbians. I hate hypocrisy. I hate the power of stupid people in large groups. Like the hardcore Christians that say every life is sacred, so they kill abortion doctors. GLAAD is the exact same monster. It’s a group against defamation, which means it’s a PC Army. I’m a big fan of live and let live. GLAAD wants people to believe they are too. But they are not. They are a group that intends to end all intolerance by promoting intolerance of their own. Take, for example, Eminem. I’m a big fan of Eminem. The man said, “There is a positive message in my music, and it’s ‘f*ck you.’” If you can’t understand how that could be a positive message, then you probably don’t get any of it. They just had a show called “Ultimate Albums” on VH1, and the show was all about “The Marshall Mathers LP.” On it, they talked about the making of the album, and the backlash from GLAAD. One of the outspoken GLAAD members said, “It’s as if they’re saying you can say anything on an album and sell it to people.” Yeah genius, this great country that doesn’t persecute you for being gay, also has this thing called the First Amendment, which basically says you can say anything on an album and sell it to people. Is it hate speech? Only if you want it to be. Half of what you say could be considered hate speech as well. Think of it like this….

Farmer Jim says, “Being gay is a sin. It says so in the Bible. If you are gay, you are going to hell.”

This is what GLAAD calls ignorance and intolerance.

Gay Billy says, “Being gay is not a sin, I haven’t been punished by God, I don’t know what you were reading, but it isn’t right. You are ignorant and intolerant.”

This is what GLAAD calls enlightening. However, if you really look at it, while Jim is crapping on Billy’s lifestyle, Billy is crapping on Jim’s religion. Jim is anti-gay, Billy is anti-christian conservative. So who is really the one promoting intolerance?

Personally I think Jim and Billy are both assholes for trying to push their beliefs on someone else.

And Christ, when are people going to learn, if you want to make an album go away, don’t protest and picket it. Nothing sells an album faster than controversy. Ice-T’s Cop Killer wasn’t going anywhere until George Bush held a press conference about it. If you want Eminem to stop selling so many albums, don’t stand outside the Grammy’s with signs. The Marshall Mathers LP sold 7 million copies in the first 5 months. A lot of that was your fault. So put your damn signs down. No one is going to listen to Eminem and decide it’s ok to kill someone because they’re gay, because Slim Shady says so. No one is going to decide gay people are bad because of some punk kid from 8 Mile in Detroit. You say you get a lot of hate mail from Eminem fans. I’m curious, would this count as hate mail?

Personally, I believe that everyone should do what they want to do as long as it isn’t hurting anyone. If you’re gay, be gay. Is Eminem hurting you? Hurting your feelings? Making you feel different? You are different. I’m not going to sugar coat this at all, you are different. Most people in this country are not gay. If you are gay, you are different than most people in this country. It’s that simple. It doesn’t mean you’re wrong, it just means you’re different, you’ll have different paths to take in life than others. Others will have a hard time understanding what you go through, because they don’t go through it. I’m a white male. I’m the butt of a lot of jokes. I can’t dance, I can’t jump, I can’t play basketball, I’m nerdy, I’m a honky, trailer park, hillbilly redneck who enjoys NASCAR and sleeping with my sister. Do I need to start an organization to get a bunch of white guys together and picket outside of Chris Rock’s house, saying “No more white defamation?” I think Chris Rock is funny as hell. Especially when he makes fun of white people. Why does everyone have to be so serious? Why can’t we all just laugh at ourselves?

You call Eminem homophobic because he hates gay people. First, he doesn’t hate gay people, and second, homophobic means he fears gay people. He did a duet with Elton John for god sake. A good one too. Those middle fingers he raised after the song were for you. You called it fake, and a way to further his hateful agenda. He sang a song with ELTON JOHN!! Elton gets it, why can’t you?

Because you don’t want to get it. You want to hate someone. You need Eminem like Superman needs Lex Luthor. Without someone to hate, GLAAD has no purpose. A group against defamation, that survives through defamation. And none of you idiots see the hypocrisy in that.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Aug 16, 2002.

So after ranting about GLAAD, I’d like to talk about another group of uppity idiots. The MLB Players Association.

A baseball strike date was set today for August 30, 2002. Now I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not completely informed on this whole situation. But you really don’t have to be. Why does a union go on strike? Because they believe they are being treated unfairly. There is nothing more pathetic than a professional athlete going on strike. This is not only affecting the players and owners, this is also affecting the fans and the stadium workers. The fans are out of luck because there is no more baseball to watch. It doesn’t even matter though because first of all, there aren’t that many baseball fans left, and second of all the NFL preseason is on now. Baseball could go on strike, and America for the most part, could let it go completely unnoticed. And I hope to god that that happens. I just feel bad for the hot dog vendors, the guys who sell programs and those big foam hands, and the ticket takers. Because of these selfish bastards, they’re all out of a job. And they for the most part couldn’t care less. These spoiled, pampered “athletes” have lost touch with reality in thinking that the act of injecting yourself with steroids, hitting a ball with a stick, and running 360 feet is some kind of art form, and they deserve millions for it.

I heard some guy on The Best Damn Sports Show Period who supported the strike, asking the question, “Some of these guys have a family to support, and you expect them to do that on only $200,000 a year?” I know people who work two jobs to support a family, and do it on $18,000. Never, ever in my life have I wanted to hit someone as much as I wanted to hit this guy. When asked about the stadium workers, he felt no sympathy, saying that they should’ve picked another job. These are the big heads baseball players get when some of them receive a quarter of a billion dollars over ten years.

Personally I support the strike too. The MLB still hasn’t recovered fully from the last strike. I hope this one kills it. I hope the strike gets settled, and suddenly no one shows up at baseball games anymore. I hope everyone is as sick of this as I am. Is it any wonder the fans have lost interest? They can’t respect the players anymore.

If I were king of the world, the first thing I would do is make it illegal for semis to pass each other on a two lane highway. The second thing I would do is settle this baseball issue once and for all.

King Joseph’s Decree for Baseball.

I. If the MLB players union decides to strike, each players individual salary will be divided up into how much they would make per game, and then for every game missed, the people who are employed by the individual stadiums will receive a check for an equal percentage of the mass player salary forfeited.
II. This however is not as great as it sounds, because the maximum a player can receive as a salary is $1,000,000 per year. The maximum a team is allowed to spend on their players is $1,000,000 per player. In the real world, making seven figures is still pretty damn good, but if you don’t like it or don’t think it’s fair, fine, quit, and enjoy looking for a real job. I’m sure there are plenty of people in the minor leagues would love to get their hands on a chance to play at Fenway and get $1,000,000 a year for it.
III. No more steroids. If you get caught with steroids, you’re booted out. Every athlete is required to go through drug screening. They do it in high school, they do it in college, and if we need to do it in the pros, we’ll do it in the pros.

You guys sound like spoiled children. And if King Joseph needs to play daddy and slap you around and get you to grow up and get over yourselves, then I’d be more than happy to.

If only I were King.


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