My friends are all getting on my case now for getting caught up in this, and they’re right. Some conversations just really aren’t worth having.
Something (really obvious) to take to heart going forward, though: the logic of remarks made in humor is not the same as that of those made literally. They therefore require a different form of response: one that takes note of the figurative nature of the remark and actually aims to respond to the literal content that it is intended to convey.
That I’m sure this is well-understood only really leaves room for disingenuousness, which I’m not going to respond to.
Then why the fuck did you act like Atomicsocialist’s post wasn’t meant in humor to begin with? That makes your entire line of argument disingenuous by your own standards.
But the really hilarious part here is that all your pissyness and whining is predicated on a misreading of the OP. No where did the OP say everyone who shops at Wal-Marts in the suburbs are horrible people. He just said if you go to a suburban you’ll see some of the worst people you’ll see anywhere in American.
You threw an absurd tantrum because you misunderstood the OP.
Have a good night.
Ughh my gawd, sweet baby Jesus, please cleanse my soul…
I didn’t like the original joke, because I felt it was misrepresentative of a demographic, that, though largely affluent, also contains a sizable percentage of variously disenfranchised persons, whose troubles are often overlooked due to the notion widely dispersed throughout the public imagination that the lower-middle class isn’t really even much of a thing to be concerned with.
I responded to this joke with a joke, to which you responded with a remark that was neither a joke nor true, to which I in turn responded with earnest concerns, because I thought your non-joking, non-true remark exposed some dispositions that would benefit from a brush against socio-economic reality. I didn’t misunderstand anything. I got the joke, and you said something stupid.
I’m not going to go any further with this conversation, because there is nowhere else for it to go. Have at it if you want.