Comment of the Day

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

To the post directly below this one:

Then please ‘stop pretending’ to even remotely enjoy living in this country and get the fuck out Radley. God damn, go live in some shit hole third world country for all I care. Hell, you wouldn’t even be allowed to have a blog.


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55 Responses to “Comment of the Day”

  1. #1 |  Justin | 


    dude do you even understand the meaning of the word agitator?

  2. #2 |  AL | 

    I’m not trying to be a dick here, I seriously want to know why some people aren’t allowed to seriously ask why he doesn’t just move?

    How about instead of moving, you stay and fix the problems? The minute you mention anything about staying and fixing, you get a bunch r-tard commenters yelling “LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT LOLOLOLOLOLOL.”

  3. #3 |  JOR | 

    “But there comes a point where I am sorely tempted to tell some people “If it’s so great elsewhere, why are you here?”

    That’s only a remotely rational response when their arguments are premised on the idea that not only is some other country better than America, but that it is better in every conceivable way than America, AND their primary aims in criticizing/complaining/whining are to make America a more pleasant/more profitable place for themselves personally, AND they couldn’t possibly have some other reason for staying besides agreement with policies or sympathy for the culture (say, patriotic “tough love”, or attachment to certain individuals who live here, or economic realities, or any number of other things) . Of course, none of these apply to Radley.

  4. #4 |  JOR | 

    Standing up against injustice is worthwhile for its own sake. And standing up against injustices closest to you makes the most sense, practically, for most people. Now maybe you don’t agree with Radley about what constitutes justice or injustice, but if so, then that’s the real, substantive matter of disagreement between the two of you, and vain speculations about personal motives or substantively empty feigned methodological criticisms are mere distraction at best.

  5. #5 |  albatross | 


    Of course, at some point, those of us with serious concerns about the direction of the country will leave, if we can manage it. I’ve been thinking about it more and more over the last decade, as I’ve watched my country build up a turnkey police state with bipartisan support for eliminating any barriers to its use. There’s a point where you realize you have to leave your country, in much the same way that, despite an honest intention to spend your life with your spouse, at some point in the drunk and crazy and violent, it’s just time to get out. In my judgment, we’re not there yet, but we’re a lot closer than I’d like.

    And at the same time, I don’t know any other country as well as I know this one, so it’s hard to have lots of confidence in my ability to evaluate the long-term stability and quality of life of, say, Spain or Chile or Belgium or Anguilla or whatever. And I’m as anchored here as most other middle-class middle-aged folks, with kids in school and a mortgage and friends and family here. There are a lot of reasons to stay. On one hand, perhaps leaving will be running away from shadows, or jumping from frying pan to fire. On the other, I imagine there were folks sitting in every gulag and death camp who *could* have gotten out in time, but thought they could ride out whatever came.