********* We can take turns being the irresistable force and the immovable object all day (and I think we've already proven that, if nothing else), but it's not going to get anywhere. I can no more "prove" that they were intending harm than you can "prove" that they weren't. All I know is, a bunch of people who define themselves by hating blacks marched into a neighborhood full of blacks to stage a rally about hating blacks. To me, this seems to be fairly obvious malefic behavior, but, maybe I'm just not "tolerant" enough. If you refuse to acknowledge the bad intent of that, then you won't. And that's fine. I'm not insisting that you see it my way.
On a purely solipsistic scale, I can't "prove" that somebody who tosses a match into a bucket of gasoline intended to start a big fire, either. Maybe they were just dumb and thought the match would go out. Maybe he was just trying to set up a signal light so nobody would trip over that dangerous bucket. It's even possible that he was just acting to show his love for Jodie Foster. Who knows? I'd assume that a big-ass fire was the goal, but they tell me I'm too quick to judge things based on overwhelming evidence, and too slow to take such things as alien-mind-control into account.
So, perhaps the Nazis just had a big ol' collective brainfart and forgot
that black people might feel threatened by their presence and racist chanting. They had the best of intentions, I'm sure, and it's too bad the riot broke out before they could start passing out the free cupcakes.
Violation of Guideline 1A, but I'd probably let it slide.
******** It's a theorhetical situation, in any case. If I was gonna do a 1A, I'd do something more creative.
I have a 1/8 mile long driveway, so I might not hear you, but that's something else entirely.
********* I could borrow some PA equipment from a friend's punk band, if necessary. They're louder'n Motorhead!
Actually, you've yet to prove that the Nazis were deliberately provoking the blacks in that neighborhood. Additionally, since the neighborhood isn't entirely black...which was kinda the point of the whole thing...who's to say the whites of that neighborhood didn't welcome the parade? I doubt they did, but you see the can of worms you're opening up there?
******** While we're speculating, it's also possible that the entire neighborhood was filled with robots
, who were just made to look like
human beings, and it was all an intricate plot engineered by our secret enemies in Burkina Fasa! Damn you Burkina Fasaaaa!
But then the Fantastic Four could just show up and handle the whole shebang, so nobody would've had to riot in the first place. It's fun to make things up... but I'm not real concerned about a can of worms (not when the Fantastic Four are around, I'm not! Even though worms are scary!
). The fact is, these guys are muhfrickin' Nazis.
It's a huge stretch to imagine that they have any good intentions, regardless of the situation. I'm not that generous with them. When the object in question is a pice of crap, I think it's fair game to criticize the smell.
But I always do enjoy sidetrips to Speculationville, because there's always that wonderful possibility that Vikings will show up, and you almost never see them in Realityland.
So, I'll have to call your example a false analogy.
******** If it's the magic laxative that'll help move you past this obsession with being "right" about what is essentially a difference of opinion, then I don't mind if you call it Susan.
Don't take this personally, but you stink at reading people's minds.
******** I blame the small print. That, and a lack of sufficient interest in the subject to really work at it. And, possibly but not necessarily, not enough familiarity with sociopathia.
Actually, it's assault and battery.
****** Whichever. In any case, I think it was nice of the artist to give you some of the peer approval that seems to mean so much to you. Thanks for sharing your treasure with us. My heart was warmed. Or possibly my pancreas. Anyway, something in there felt somethingorother.
Might've been gas.