some recent MUA reading (part I)

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As ever, some miscommunications and misunderstandings on both sides (this is something I find professionally fascinating. But I digress in geeky glee.). And, as ever, right and wrong on both sides. Let the good reader see and judge for herself: without further comment, or indeed further ado: 

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mark twain vs stupid people
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mark twain vs fools

Um, and here in the next one, where I felt some need / obligation to weigh in, before things went silly. People: this is the sort of silly talk that starts wars. Why be at war and hate people, all through ignorance and stubbornness, when you could be friends, at peace, learn from each other, and all be happy instead? In other words: grow the fuck up. It’s enough to drive a good woman to misanthropy.

Some points seem to have been missed. Sadly. Ever the way. Too subtle or alien. You win some, you lose some. You keep writing, and doing so in public fora, anyway: just in case any of it hits home at all.

Remember that thing about opinions? And arseholes? Or was it orifices in general? And everyone having them, and how equally valid and to be valued and valorized they all are?

Well:
(a) BARF
(b) false
(c) as ranted and raved about variously on this here blog, and everywhere else in the sane intelligent universe, no: there is such a thing as truth, it is different from and superior to opinion, and asserting otherwise doesn’t make you a wise woman and superior near-transcendental being, it makes you a fool. Also, that approach to truth and its denial = antifeminist (there’s a common popular fallacy running around that denying truth, especially facts and science, is a virtue and it’s feminist).

So stick your opinion up your arse. When you then get tangled up in yourself in a self-reflexive Klein bottle, don’t blame me. You’ll have to go learn some maths to sort yourself out. So there.

In other news, I try to avoid this sort of nonsense as much as possible. Long-winded explanations and attempts at persuasion. I mean, I have like a job? and other things to do with my time? other things to read and think about, other writing to do. But. I felt sorry for S here, because I think she had in fact been misread and possible miswritten some questions, and I thought I might be able to–well, if not do some good, at least minimise harm. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is an ethical imperative that must be obeyed.

Even though, you know, both those Mark Twain quotes above, and this

xkcd: something is wrong on the internet

and this

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but I digress. Just to change the habit of a lifetime.

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