Thursday, November 30, 2017
Back in the '90s I used to be a fan of a photoblog called Satan's Laundromat which is, sadly, no longer around. The site hosted an ever-changing collection of edgy photos of urban decay and gritty inner-city scenes.
The picture below could easily be called 'Satan's Merry-Go-Round. It is of a Carousel located in the city of Bergamo, Italy that recently caught fire and was completely destroyed.
The first thing that went through my mind when I saw the photo was. wow, what an awesome name 'Satan's Merry-Go-Round' would be for a blog featuring a collection of circular logic and fallacious arguments from the news.
Don't worry, I'm not shilling for a new blog... I can barely handle the care and feeding of this one.
But think about all the horrible behavior that has been tolerated for decades (if not centuries), which is suddenly considered worthy of setting aside the usual trappings of law and order in favor of corporate lynchings. And the tortured logic and carefully calibrated outrage one sees at any real or imagined transgression once the offense-du-jour is good and trendy.
I really think someone should set up a place to archive all the double standards and supporting arguments... just so nobody can later say, "it wasn't me back at the end of 2017, losing my mind".
To qualify for inclusion in Satan's Merry-Go-Round, a story would have to document someone screaming for the immediate firing and blacklisting of someone for an offense they had previously dismissed as "Not a big deal" when someone they supported committed it back in the late '90s.
Just an idea.
Don't thank me... I'm a giver.
Posted by David Bogner on November 30, 2017 | Permalink