Somebody please tell me if the following retorical questions have a place in the GQ forum:
If Iceland is such a Utopia why are they members of the evil North American Treay Organization? Why did their representative vote for the bombing?
How can a nation like Iceland have any self respect if they can’t even defend themselves with their own army? Why must America do it for them?
Aren’t Icelanders today responsible for all the rape, plunder, and pain inflicted by their Viking anscestors? (I’m of Irish desent and have blonde hair. I personally blame Thorwhatsit for the rape of my great-great-great-great-great-etc grandmother!)
I don’t care where you are from, such ill-informed retorical questions put in such terms are just rude.
Thorwhosit riles up the worst nationalistic feelings in people like me. And I don’t like it. I have better things to do than to justify the actions of the greatest democracy on Earth to an ignorant troll.
However, we let him bait us, and then after everybody jumps to defend the flag and attempts to make him understand our point of view, he congradulates himself for spurring a useful debate. If he is taking his cue from the lighthearted exchanges on the War of 1812 thread, he failed miserably. It’s obvious to me that Thormacallit has neither the wit, finesse, style nor intelligence for such an exchange.
In the greatest traditions of Thoramajig I ask the following:
Hey Thor! Do you still beat your wife?