This guy isn't just an "uninformed goof." He is a "stupid buffoon." This would be really funny if it weren't so pathetic. This reminds me of the time I got a look at some video of a church service run by the late Jerry Falwell. As I saw his church audience for the first time, I became really angry and said, "THESE are the people who are attacking us? THESE are the people who are causing us all this pain and grief?"
They were a crowd of a couple of thousand, ummmmm.... dumb people. I remember that moment so well. It was the moment I came to realize two things; first, that the gay community would prevail in this battle and second, that our opposition really didn't have a clue.
It reminds me of the late great talk show host Tom Snyder. He told a story of his traveling to Russia at the height of the cold war. When he got there, he found out that it took ten years to get a telephone installed! It was at that point that he said to himself, "Russia dominating the entire world? I don't think so."
When I see the ignoramus in this video, I have the same feeling. These people are going to convince America to hold back equality for gays and lesbians? I don't think so.
posted by Chris L., at
7/30/2009 7:13 PM
What a maroon. If this is the opposition, well, we should easily triumph in the end. The only person he's embarassed is himself.
posted by Merlyn, at
7/30/2009 9:13 PM
If you edited the video clip to a ten second clip starting at 2:23, it would seem that this is actually a case of a person with personal anger issues being embarrassed by being caught on tape unable to walk up a set of simple stairs (sure, everyone trips, but with this guy, but after watching this video I wonder if he has trouble thinking and walking at the same time).
I find this video disturbing for a few reasons:
1. Many of those against us are simply, well, simpletons, and the notion that they actually, in all earnest, look down on us thinking us inferior is infuriating. They are legion, which makes them, of course, a very real adversary. And THAT is infuriating.
2. This man reinforces the common observation that many of those against us are not really fighting US but their own personal shortcomings, insecurities, and anger issues about LIFE from which we are far removed; we are their scapegoats, used to make them feel better about themselves, when in actuality they deep down know they are morons that can't walk and chew gum at the same time.
3. I was at times physically attracted to this man.
DESPERATE DISCLAIMER: But that's merely because he reminded me of Beau Bridges, brother to Jeff, and I've had the hots for Jeff since I was a kid and saw him in KING KONG.
posted by Peter, at
7/31/2009 5:47 PM