“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie
It finally happened. I ticked off a liberal so much, they blocked me from their Twitter. How did I upset them so deeply that they refuse even to interact with me on a social media app? There’s the story.
On April 1st, Salon published a piece by esteemed Rutgers Professor Brittney Cooper in which Cooper argued a great many stupid things. The piece was titled “The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus,” and it was written in response to Indiana’s RFRA law.
The article was bursting at the seams with illogical arguments and absurd conjectures. So rather than address each one specifically (I’m not Tolstoy; I don’t have the time to write volumes), I decided to apply pressure to one very specific point made by Cooper. Once that fell, her credibility would be shot, and the rest of her asinine piece would be made irrelevant.
On second thought, it was published on April Fools day, so maybe…nah. She’s just a moron.
Among all the nonsense, Cooper said the following:
“Of the many things Jesus preached about, he never found time to even mention gay people, let alone condemn them.”
That simple sentence was truly revealing. Cooper is a self-professed Christian, but here, she decided to argue that because Christ himself never spoke of homosexuality, let alone condemn it, it is an acceptable practice. Blah blah blah, Indiana is bigoted. This is a fallacious argument.
Cooper set up the dominoes, and I decided to knock them down. Christ himself condemned very few sins specifically. To her point—speaking of sexual sins—Christ never condemned incest, pedophilia, or beastiality. Obviously, we know these thing to be wrong, but as Christ didn’t speak of them specifically, by Cooper’s logic, they must also be acceptable.
So, I tweeted the esteemed Cooper a link to my article. After a couple days (and several retweets), she responded:
@FrankDCamp do I?! Lolol. Those who associate queer identity with pedophilia & bestiality are sick & twisted. Go away.
— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) April 10, 2015
Notice the one item she left off her list? In her denunciation of my argument, she rather conspicuously left “incest” off the list. She claims that anyone who associates homosexuality with beastiality and pedophilia is sick. I decided that although within the structure of her own logic, pedophilia and beastiality would be acceptable forms of behavior, I would acquiesce to the terms of her response. Both pedophilia and beastiality lack the same component: the ability of children and animals to consent to sexual conduct. However, incest among adults does not lack that component. And incest is what Cooper specifically left out of her response. Hmmm. I sent several Tweets, asking Cooper why she left incest out of her response:
@ProfessorCrunk You left incest off the list. Jesus never spoke of it. Is incest between adults ok?
— Frank Camp (@FrankDCamp) April 10, 2015
@ProfessorCrunk Are you prepping an answer to my question, or just staying silent? By your own logic, you should condone consensual incest.
— Frank Camp (@FrankDCamp) April 11, 2015
@ProfessorCrunk I would really appreciate a conversation about the question I asked. Did you leave incest off your reply purposefully?
— Frank Camp (@FrankDCamp) April 11, 2015
Then she blocked me.
She never even took the time to say she doesn’t condone consensual incest. Perhaps it’s because her own logic could not permit her to do so.
Sarah Palin said that conservatives should wear the scorn of the left as a badge of honor. And I have to say, being blocked by esteemed Rutgers professor Brittney Cooper feels like my first real badge of honor.
Brittney Cooper melted like the Wicked Witch of the West being doused with the water of logic. Though Cooper’s argument was particularly idiotic, there are plenty of leftists out there just like her who make leaps of logic look easy.
It’s up to us to take these leftists down with reason, logic, and a smile–because if we don’t laugh at the left, they may drive us crazy.