Response to 30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate:
Wilde assessment of Pope = spot on.
I notice *no* comments about Stevenson. Are there any? Would have thought Jekyll and Hyde, at least, would have polarised opinion. Or Weir of Hermiston. Or his travelogues.
Response to A Foolproof Guide To Turning A Rough Day Around:
No 1. Nice grin. Do BuzzFeed realize that pit bulls have that grin *without* you pulling on their cheeks?
Goldens are cute enough. Come on :)
You don’t see any actual racism in his comments.
Jaw on floor.
You probably think the KKK hold slumber parties, and that their burning crosses are for toasting marshmallows…
jkramer2014, he was racist. And as for reacting, she reacted with violence after something *he* did.
I’m no bleeding-heart liberal, but behaviour like this makes me embarrassed to be white.
Yeah, her reaction wasn’t optimal. But he started things, and he spewed vile vituperative vitriol over social media. Very stupid of him.
Seeing a person only for their skin colour and gender is like seeing a car only for its paint job and bodyshape. Stupid.
Which is worse, out-of-proportion aggression to a not-innocent act, or massively out-of-proportion hate speech?
Besides, how do we know how hard she hit him? Could be he got a good slapping about the face that may remind him not to be a jackass in future, and that’s it.
But we sure know how he responded. Maybe it isn’t illegal in the US (I wouldn’t know), but it sure is illegal in many democratic countries, for good reason.
As for all that nonsense about the other black people who backed her up - if they really were the unprincipled, violent thugs he claims, they *would* have beat him up. But they exercised restraint.
My guess is, he used some of this language on the woman in question at the time, and it was *that* the earned him the knuckle sandwiches.
And serve him right. Words are usually worse than blows.