Thursday, May 13, 2004

The 101st Fighting Keyboarders Turn Ugly

Anyway, just go read this post by Big Media Matt.

A slightly edited version of what I wrote in comments:

All very predictable. Not in the sense that I predicted events in Iraq, but in sense that the response by a certain segment of the population - you know, the 101st Fighting Keyboarders* - if things didn't go as they promised is rather predictable.

I'm not sure who "most normal Americans" are supposed to be, presumably that means "most other members of the 101st Fighting Keyboarders." But, yes, the transformation from "Saddam is an evil omnipotent overlord who will kill us all" to "we are there to save the poor Iraqi people" to simply "they're the enemy" is all going according to schedule.

The sad thing, of course, is this basic bloodlust is mostly because they invested themselves emotionally in this, somehow feel responsible for it, and all along the MO has been to turn the big guns on anyone who disagreed. Well, now the people they went to liberate disagree, so the guns will be turned on them.

*101st Fighting Keyboarders a trademark of tbogg, inc.