April 20, 2006

Bow before Steve-O!

Cook and Brew-meister extraordinaire Steve-O displays another talent: Brilliant criticism.

He links this fabulous Ann Coulter column, then synthesizes it into something beautiful of his own. Especially with regard to the oft heard cry of "hypocrisy!":

"Ann is right about hypocrisy, too. We live in a country where mouth-breathers and slackjaws accuse people of hypocrisy whenever they criticize any action they themselves have taken in the past. It's sad that the average person has a tiny brain, and that such stupidity passes for logic. Ann tears that argument apart pretty well this week.

An accusation of hypocrisy is a tool a sub-par mind uses to excuse bad or stupid behavior. If I jumped off the Empire State Building, does that mean I lose the right to tell other people not to jump? Of course not. It may seem otherwise to you, if you move your lips when you read and you find butterfly ballots confusing, but to an intelligent person, it's obvious that it's ALWAYS okay for ANYONE to advise you to avoid stupid behavior.
True hypocrisy involves an element of dishonesty. Falling short of perfection does not make you a hypocrite.

If you want to do something stupid or immoral, don't be a whiny little boy and say, "You're not perfect, either." Be a man and say, "I know I shouldn't do this, but I'm doing it anyway, because I don't care if it's right." Or "because I'm weak." Or "because I'm an addict." Don't hide behind a child's favorite lame argument."
Read the whole thing!  It is a thing of beauty.

Posted by caltechgirl at April 20, 2006 07:52 PM | TrackBack

Excellent post. Tell it like it is.

Posted by: Dash at April 22, 2006 07:22 AM

I'm sorry, but I just can't put the words "fabulous" and "Ann Coulter column" in the same senense. The woman is just vile.

Call me a hypocrite, ya know ;)

Posted by: Ben at April 23, 2006 12:42 PM

Did you read the column? Methinks you would have much praise for it if there was a different name on the byline....

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 24, 2006 12:49 PM