Monday, June 09, 2014

Atheism DoublePlusGood

Ecclesiastes famously said that "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." Still, even the jaded author of that line might have cracked a mirthful grin to see some propagandist named Chris Hall trying his best, like Baghdad Bob, to assure his readers that the forces of White Male Privilege are demoralized and on the run from the heroic hordes of New-Atheism-meets-New-Left ideology, even as plumes of smoke from the smoldering wreckage of Atheism+ are visible over his shoulder. I mean, I know this is the twitosphere, where memory only extends back as far as your last ten tweets, and this is a joke of a site like Alternet, where stories too inane to get published at Salon, Raw Story or the HuffPo find a home, but my god, it's been less than two years since this same P.R. job fell to a different hack named Adam Lee, and all these clowns have given the world since then is empty bluster, prodigious butthurt and a few crowdsourced rape accusations. But don't mind me, y'all, go on and double down with your bad selves. I'm sure it will be different this time!