Thursday, February 18, 2010

Misdirection

The bad thing about piloting your plane into an IRS building is that all you're doing is targeting a bunch of people who are just trying to make a living. It's like a more dramatic version of yelling at the bank teller about your overdraft fees; it might feel good in the moment but ultimately all you're doing is participating in your own class's victimization.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Notice he also tried to kill his wife and daughter by burning down his house with them inside before he left. I don't think hurting innocent people was a consideration for him.

Ethan said...

I saw that he burned down his house, but somehow missed that his wife and daughter were there. And no, I don't think it was a consideration for him, but then again I don't think it's a consideration for the person who yells at the bank teller, either.

Rachel said...

Actually, I got an early and totally wrong report. House was empty. Oops.

Ethan said...

Well, that's the last time I trust you.

Rachel said...

Since you're on, have you seen http://rageagainstthemanchine.com?

Ethan said...

I haven't. I don't have the energy right now to introduce myself to a new blog, but it looks interesting--I'm always on the lookout for good feminist blogs outside of the Shakesville mold. I've added it to my reading list. Thank you!

Jenny said...

Followup-here's a better example:

http://nataliaantonova.com/2009/02/27/a-parting-shot-in-the-bdsm-wars-you-deserve-to-get-fired-and-have-your-kids-taken-away/

JRB said...

Rachel & Jenny:

Thanks for the suggestions.