The Cults that are the Offended

Most of the Irish meeja yesterday headined with the one story.

The Irish Times one was fairly typical –

Charlie Flanagan ‘regrets’ c-word tweet to Sinn Féin deputy

OK. Let's look at a few points here.

1. It's a Tweet and is therefore as culturally important as a scribble on a toilet wall.

2. Anyone who pays serious attention to Tweets really, seriously needs to get out more.  I suggest they take up reading the labels on baked bean tins – vastly higher on the intellectual scale [though some of the words there may contain more than one syllable which may cause them some difficulty].

3. The suggestion is that the letter 'N' was left out of the word "CULT".  CNULT?  CUNLT? CULNT?  These people are so fucking dim that they don't know the difference between omission and substitution?

4. Why the fuck did Charlie F "regret" his tweet?  Does he not realise that paying any attention whatsoever to these self-appointed moral police that he is only encouraging them?  Golden rule of Tweeting – if your Tweet offends, NEVER EVER APOLOGISE.

So of course this sparrow-fart of a non-event "provoked a flurry of protest on Twitter"  I can safely say that every single one of those "protesters" needs to be lobotomised as they are a serious threat to the gene pool.

I also saw an item in the UK's Indo that shows the kind of world these guardians of morality are creating – "As Police Scotland terrifyingly informed us this week, 'Please be aware that we will continue to monitor comments on social media and any offensive comments will be investigated'.”

So the police are now monitoring Twitter for "offensive" comments.  What constitutes an "offensive" comment?  It used to be words like "cunt" but now apparently it's words like "cnult".  Do we now have to worry about words that may merely be arbitrarily construed as offensive?  Must we avoid words that contain the same number of letters as an "offensive" word?  Are all four letter words to be banned? Do we ban every word that begins with a letter such as the A word, the B word or the C word?

I would suggest that all these people take themselves off to some remote part of a desert somewhere where there is no Interweb access and no contact with people of normal intelligence.

They can become what they already are – a shower of cults.

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The Cults that are the Offended — 14 Comments

  1. This is your owners speaking, oops, this is your government speaking…

    this is what you have to pay attention too today…

    phew! we don't want any of that original thinking shit re surfacing…

    pip pip carry on squiffy as you were,,,drugged, asleep, ignorant etc

  2. About comparing twitter to graffiti. A good comparison. Now some doodles and cartoons on walls and building site hoardings are pretty sharp, others just crude expectoration. We already have Grafton Street as the Busking Street of Europe. I'd like to suggest a Graffiti Street as a counter cultural attraction. The shop owners and the Corpo could set aside some specially constructed walls and easiboard structures along a street for quipsters and would-be Banksy wall artists to furtively apply their inscriptions and artistic leanings. Every month these decorative edifices would be painted over in white to make way for  a new wave of self expressions. An annual international competition could be held in spring or autumn. The tourist potential is elastic. Now what streets might vie for designation as the world's first great Graffiti Street? I have one veto to impose – absolutely no involvement in this innovatory cultural project by the Arts Council, the Royal Hibernian Art Academy Failte Ireland or the government of North Korea.

    • But we have walls that apparently are dedicated to graffiti.  We call them Flyovers, Hoardings, Private Walls, Shopfronts and a whole lot of other things.  I don't think the tourists are too impressed though.

    • Welcome evilC!  [What does the 'C' stand for, dare I ask?  Heh!]

      Yes that is an offence.  Though it's probably not an offence to call the police [or anyone else for that matter] a shower of kunts because there is no 'c' there?

      • Yeah, I know. It was just the best C word I could come up with on short notice that didn't involve a "unt" after it. I really dislike following the crowd you know. Perhaps I'm just a silly bunt that's the way I am.

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