March 07, 2013
Disagree with Ron Marz and you're an "ant"
After checking out this post by Avi over at FCMM, I Tweeted the link and included comic guy Ron Marz on the Tweet. You can read what transpired after that on our Twitter feed. Like Mark Waid, Marz appears to be yet another "progressive" who wants his cake and eat it too. For instance, Marz told me I "didn't have the right" to tell him to "Shut up and write" (I wrote that in the comments at the link above). However, Marz said precisely this when gun rights advocates defended themselves in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. His rationale? Dead kids.
Yep. Gun rights advocates defending themselves from the extreme emotionalism of people like Marz have to shut up. Y'know, because. But how dare I tell him to quit spouting off with, "progressive" talking points, alienating approximately half his audience. (I was exaggerating, of course, as I told him via Twitter; Marz, certainly, is perfectly free to say anything he wishes.)
As I learned (and later on, Douglas Ernst), Marz clearly isn't interested in a real discussion. I certainly appreciated the time he took to dialogue with me; however, he certainly wasn't very serious. Take a gander:
Whoa! How witty! And how 'bout that -- Marz makes a homophobic "joke" ... and during the current imbroglio regarding Orson Scott Card. Wow. But don't expect Marz to get any grief for his comment, of course. He's a liberal.
Perhaps the following Tweet perfectly exemplifies the outlook of people like Marz -- who have gained a bit of fame -- towards potential customers who dare to differ with them:
Yep -- "ants."
How so very "progressive." They know better
than us, so just (in Marz's words) "STFU"
Posted by Hube at March 7, 2013 09:08 PM
The ants comment is so telling, really. It can only come from a man with a bit of a God complex.
Like other liberal master minds (as you astutely point out), they know what's best for the rest of us. They know how to plan entire economies with GDP into the trillions. They know how much soda you should be allowed to drink, how much salt should be in your diet, how much fat should be allowed in eggnog (one of my favorite regulations), and how much water your toilet should use with each flush. These days they even get to control the thermostat in many homes...
My favorite is the gay joke. "See, Doug, it's funny because I'm insinuating you like dudes ... and that's hilarious because ... you'd be kissing a dude. Us liberals can make jokes at the gay community's expense because we sit on the correct side of the ideological fence."
The gay joke would've gotten a conservative in hot water instantly, but since Marz is a liberal and on the "correct" side of the issue, he'll get a past.
He's an immature man-child. People like him really disgust me.
So you're saying that as a conservative you know what's best for everyone and the liberals don't? Just trying to clarify.
Yes, Josh. That's what I'm saying. (shakes head)
Are you're sure you're not Marz in disguise here, playing silly games like he did yesterday?
That was actually directed at Douglas in the first comment. "Like other liberal master minds (as you astutely point out), they know what's best for the rest of us."
So is that to say that non liberals actually know what's best? That's my question? Are the conservative right the ones with the answer?
You guys are very quick to jump down the throats of people you disagree with. I'm simply asking for clarification in a non aggressive manner.
Actually, Josh, we're quick to jump down the throats of people we disagree with who jump down our throats. I thought that was obvious.
Doug (and I) aren't the ones who refer to others as "ants" merely because of our position, after all.
So that's a "no" on getting an answer from you guys then?
"No" about what? That conservatives actually know what's best? The answer is "no," they don't always do. The point is that putzes like Marz think they do merely b/c of their "lofty" social/monetary position.
Sorry Josh, I have a job.
As Hube pointed out, it seems like you're playing a game.
Conservative public policy seeks to empower the individual. Millions upon millions of people engaging in voluntary actions every day — unencumbered by regulations that seek to control and social engineer society — produce a much more vibrant civil society than anything dished up by left-leaning politicians.
If you're saying I'm being condescending because I think you can control your life better than 535 goofs in Washington ... I guess you can consider me guilty as changed. That's a bizarre argument to make, but go for it, Josh. You wouldn't be the first guy to willingly abdicate his freedom to nameless faceless bureaucrats.
Josh wanted an answer from me, he got it (when I had a break at work) and then radio silence. Sadness.