Dude, forgive me. I know one of the sacred rules of Groupthink is to not start shit. So, OK, I promise not to name names.
But today, I'm fucking heartbroken. Because I'm reading comments—not on Kotaku or Deadspin or fucking Gawker—but right here on GROUPTHINK explaining how it's basically A-FUCKING-OK to be prejudiced against my ethnic background because somebody got robbed once. And because some twit wrote a blog post that said 'OHEMMGEE the Roma are bad.'
I want to be rational and cool and level headed. But all I can say is...fuck you. I have nothing nice to say or analytical to say or funny to say. Yeah, I get it, Burt is the comic relief. Burt's the funny one is who is supposed to be all LOL OPPRESSION LET US DO THE HAPPY DANCE. But today, you pushed me way over the edge. I am prepared for racist morons on Brietbart to say that 'OMG I was robbed in Paris by a gypsy; be wary of them.' It's all good. My family's gone through that shit for decades—CENTURIES even. We get that the elitist establishment hate us. IT'S ALL GOOD Y'ALL!
But when people who are part of a community where I'm supposed to feel 'safe' because we're supposedly populated by intelligent, enlightened people who profess to be here to try and fight discrimination and prejudice suddenly go 'OH yeah, the gypsies, the Romas, yea no, you have to be careful of them...see my friend's friend's ex-boyfriend's friend was robbed in Prague or Budapest or Vienna lol can't remember where but OMG IT WAS SO SCARY so that's why see all Roma are actually criminals and we should watch out for them, but it's not like how Ted Cruz says Mexicans and blacks are bad no no that's totally different 'cuz he's racist. OMG let's talk about intersectionalality I'm so down with that—Jez sucks because they don't write about it enough! NinjaCate is the best!'
You know what, you goddamn hypocrites? Go fuck yourself. This shit isn't some pick and choose crap at the grocery store, OK? You don't get to pick up the intersectional oranges because your friends on Tumblr told you those were in season and then go make ick faces at the apples from other groups you've never heard of.
Sorry if I upset you all on this beautiful Sunday. I guess I should just go back to posting about yarn or french fries or whatever the fuck you would rather see me yammer about. Excuse me for having some 'fee-fees' of my own! Don't worry; Burt will go back to being your fun buddy once I 'get over it' which is apparently what we're supposed to do in situations like this.
To the rest of the GTers who aren't all like this, I'm really sorry if this post bums you out. But just respect that even I get to a point where I need to vent. I love you all and again; I'm totally sorry for the change in tone here.
ETA Sorry, I need to add an edit and say that most people were very cool about this issue and it's not fair for me to make it sound like GROUPTHINK as whole is responsible for this shit. That's not what I meant at all. Just fucked up to me that it permeates here, even in the smallest form.
ETA #2 Well, fuck all this negativity, y'all. I'm going turn on our karaoke machine and make a fool of myself in front of LoniManderson and my dog for a few hours, because BURT DOES NOT GIVE A FUCK. Thank you all for the nice words! For the record, I really, really am not ashamed of being your comic relief—I live for it! I will gladly be the Groupthink jester until the day I die, man! Making you guys laugh is the best part of my day. It's just that, never forget, I'm fucking human too. I have the feels like all of you.