Monday, December 23, 2013

There Were Things, Your Own Acts, from Which You Could Never Recover

Lex:

The Internet is simultaneously perfect for both vile comments and for people who insist on having their outrage over those comments acknowledged. When IAC PR Chief Justin Sacco’s racist tweet about The AIDS hit the Internet last Friday, it only took minutes before she was shredded around the world, a few more minutes for the obligatory defenders of amorphous free speech concepts to counter, then maybe a half-hour before the English majors started penning essays about what this all meant to us as a people.

And thus it was that racism and the scourge of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa were abolished once and for all. Hurrah!