May 28, 2007

The Idiocies of a Professional "Saxist"

Like countless masochists across the world, we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” greatly esteem taking in the insipid commentary featured on the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington’s e-tribute to self-aggrandizement. With so many witless rants to be found therein, the ole’ Huffy Po must surely rank as one of the most impressive examples of unintentional comedy on Al Gore’s World-Wide Web.

As such, we were unsurprised to note the shocking vapidity of “The Falwell Bombers: Liberty University Student Caught Carrying Explosives” by someone called John Amato. According to his profile on the Huff Po, Mr. Amato “is a professional sax and flautist.”

Uh, he’s a professional sax? He’s a saxophone? Alto sax? Or does his “online” bio really claim that he’s a professional saxist and flautist? If so, perhaps he’s going to make the ladies angry.

But never mind about that niggling solipsism. Before you even turn to Mr. Amato’s “post,” its title already gives away its manifest ridiculousness: “The Falwell Bombers: Liberty University Student Caught Carrying Explosives.” Um, Mr. Amato, you just referred to “Falwell Bombers” in the plural, though the remaining bit of your title demonstrates that you’re discussing the handy-work of one lone nutter. Are you really that stupid?

Well, to be fair, Mr. Amato seems most interested in tarring and feathering the late Rev. Falwell’s entire movement on the basis of the actions of one lunatic. Hence his problem with the mix-up betwixt the use of the singular and the plural.

Of course, that’s the sort of thing leftists scream about when directed at Muslims—how dare you paint with such a broad brush as the result of a few terrorist attacks? Just because, say, large numbers of American Muslims see anti-Western terrorist attacks as justified, you shouldn’t make any conclusions about the Muslim community as a whole. But, it appears, our liberal friend is not so careful when it comes to generalizing about the Christian Right.

Hence Mr. Amato’s idiotic column includes the following lowlight:

Usually law enforcement just hauls off protesters or clubs them senseless, but now Liberty University has a new system of dealing with it. Blow em all to hell!

Notice that Mr. Amato blithely attributes the machinations of one deranged fool to the administration of Liberty University. He’s not one for fine distinctions, apparently. Or, come to think of it, any distinctions.

This is much like saying that Virginia Tech demonstrated a new way to ward off snobby, rich college kids—blow ‘em all to hell.

Naturally, such a sentiment would appeal to a moral imbecile. And Mr. Amato, in addition to being an old-fashioned imbecile, appears to be an example of the moral variety as well.

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