Okay, we give. This will be Idolator’s last OiNK-related post unless some actual news drops. There will be no more “commenting on the commentary.” Seriously. Hell, if I post anything else about it at all, I promise to give each and every one of you a dollar. Because we have officially hit the “Godwin’s Law” portion of our program. Actually it’s way more distasteful and embarrassing than Godwin’s Law.
What scares me the most about all this is the loss of a revolutionary feeling. Why are all these people, most of them young people, on the side of the government? Do you know what the government does? Are you familiar with the 60s?
Before civil rights, were these the same people who were like, “Well it’s the law, so let’s go lynch some peeps.” (Note: yes, lynching was the law in the South. It was the law.)
I mean, seriously, do you have any ability to think for yourselves?
And that’s why we’re officially checking out of this “conversation.” When you have people comparing the theft of albums to the revolutionary politics of the 1960s… well, thank goodness Rosa Parks and the family of Medgar Evers can take some solace in the fact that you’re keeping the struggle going by stealing that Deerhoof record. Forget even falling into the crater-sized holes in the recycled “b-b-but we’re turning people onto new music!” argument, let alone the ongoing fallacy that a vote against OiNK is a vote for the RIAA. How can you honestly, earnestly compare Matthew Perpetua’s thoughts on OiNK to the mindset of a lynch mob* and expect anyone to take you seriously? How can you just not realize how monstrously offensive and misguided it is if nothing else?
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* Full disclosure: they took a few shots at us as well, though I’m not sure they think we’re as bad as the KKK.