1- Say someone “fancies themself” intellectual without saying why they are not. They don’t need to find one mistake in The Redneck Manifesto. They just have to imply it’s faux intellectual. This is common with liberal-arts types who hate research. They call any facts they don’t like “junk science.” “Asshole” is also a big word with them these days. Like when Bill Maher says, “Climate Change Assholes.” It means “Person who says something that might hurt others’ feelings.” Whether the thing is true or not is apparently irrelevant. Personally, I find “Mean People Suck” to be very hurtful.
2- Again with the argument that Political Correctness is a straw man. A guy just got fired from ESPN for using the term “Chink in the armor.” Another guy just got fired for saying “nigger” while wasted at a party. He’s black! What world are they living in where PC is fake? The PC witch hunt has been ramped up a thousandfold since the 90s.
3- Punk was becoming more diverse in the 90s? What? So, Jim Goad was mad that women and blacks moved in to his punk scene in the 90s and he retaliated? Jim Goad always hated punk, for one. He might have listened to it for about a year or two around 1981 or so, but then he became the World’s First Wigger and later the World’s First Ex-Wigger. Not a single punk rocker was interviewed in ANSWER Me!, although there were interviews with Public Enemy and the Geto Boys. Twenty years on, people such as Soderberg apparently think they’re breaking new ground by slamming white “bros” while idolizing macho black males. SPIN has been preaching for over 20 years that there’s nothing OK with being white, while it’s the epitome of cool to be white while pretending you’re black. Two, the only rule about punk was that there are no rules, so Answer Me! couldn’t have been more appropriate. It was the only magazine that had no boundaries. And it was always right. Instead of mocking it for being such a pile of lies, how about you find one?
4- The purpose of the board game wasn’t to rape a woman. One character was the “Predator” and the other was the “Prey,” and their gender wasn’t specified. If you chose the “Prey” character, the object was to avoid being raped by the Predator while he followed you through an urban area. Also, if you include prison, rape is much more common with men so it’s actually sexist toward men to trivialize it. And finally, liberals love it when cool blacks such as Tyler the Creator talk about rape. Isn’t that racist or something?
5- Just when you think a sentence like “The whole thing seemed like a proto-Tea Party circle jerk” is totally devoid of substance, we’re reminded that Goad went to jail 15 years ago, so there. Of course, we’re not reminded that the girl in the equation was a violent psychopath who was eventually jailed herself for purposely running over someone with a car, because that would subvert the script, and one must never deviate from the script.