Essay:Contra Kotomi

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I don't understand why a small number of Conservapediots get, not just a pass, but love, from some at RW. To be fair, the PJR love isn't universal; it's been questioned on pages I'm not going to look for now. But it does exist. It seems whenever he comes up for derision, someone has to point out how reasonable and honorable he is, most of the time anyway, except for that one tiny, minor little intellectual blind spot he exhibits some of the time. Other than that, he's just swell!

Or not, as I'll imply below, and not just for his dogmatic Creationism. But this isn't about PJR. It's Kotomi I want to rake mercilessly over the coals. I find much of what's written about her on RW about as nauseating as a typical Ed Poor edit summary that references her. Yeah, I'm comparing that to that.

When she was sysopped, there was much handwringing over the dire prospect that the fair Kotomi might be corrupted by her new powers. And lately, she's been WIGOd for her hypocritical blocking of CP users with accounts on RW. Oh, the humanity! Despite her sweetness and goodness, she's fallen! She's finally gone to the dark side! Blah blah blah blah! (Accompanied by wanking gesture)

Bullshit.

She deserves no slack for the same reason PJR deserves none, or at least one of the same reasons. If you're a long-time contributor to CP, you know what CP is, and you know what Andy is. No matter one's sincerely held political philosophy, anyone who has both an intellect and a shred of intellectual honesty and who places any value at all on civility in personal interaction should have nothing to do with Andy's vehicle for boosting his fragile ego by belittling people, exercising Doublethink, and generally being a complete prick. If you know the nature of the beast, and you continue to contribute to it, you're as guilty as he is.

Not, mind you, because you are adding to the pages of Andy's little project: Big fucking deal. No one's ever gone to CP to read about cherry blossoms, the Meiji Restoration, or anime, and no one ever will (any more than they'll flock to RW to read about lions, but I digress.). So what's the nature of Kotomi's crime? Let's be clear: She knows what Andy is, and she does not resign, nor even raise a single word of protest to say "It is unjust and immoral to treat the truth as you do, to treat people as you do." No, her sin was committed not when she made a few unfair blocks. Those were but drops, coming long after the deluge to which had she turned a blind eye again and again and again, month after month after month. This, her continuous, continual, and continuing violation of the most basic standards of honesty and decency has been her ongoing state of baseness. That, not a recent sudden fall, is why she is deserving of condemnation.

Name anyone intelligent, honest, and decent, who has stuck around for so long at CP (and not as a dissident). Kotomi isn't the exception that proves the rule. She's not an exception at all, so apply the rule to her: She has conclusively demonstrated that she's either as dumb as Ed, as deceitful as Ken, or as hypocritical and batshit insane as Andy. Look at the evidence (some of it below) and take your pick. And the same is true of any other non-parodist sycophant at CP, and it outweighs any other basis for judging them, or at least their online manifestation. They're no better than teh assfly himself.

Now, what is it about her in particular that got me riled enough to write this? Well, a week or so ago, I was mining the archives of the CP Talk:Main Page for quotes for the Andy Quote generator, and I came across an exchange involving Kotomi that struck me viscerally with distaste for her. (She reads the talk pages for the Main Page and others, so don't tell me she's too busy writing about origami to know What is Going On at CP.)

My comments are in italics.

http://www.conservapedia.com/Talk:Main_Page/archive62

As for Australian teenagers being social people, I never suggested otherwise, so you have no reason to be astounded. But if you were implying that therefore you are astounded that homeschooling here is done mostly at the family level, then you've just learnt something yourself! Philip J. Rayment 01:48, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

(PJR is wasting his time responding to Andy trying to prove he's not a liberal despite disagreeing with him about something or other)

Philip J. Rayment all the answers to you question homeschooling. "Learnt" what kind of wrod is that maybe you should been homeschooled. JasonH 09:07, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

Can you repeat that? --Jareddr 09:09, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

  • Can you repeat that?* JasonH 09:11, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

Do you mean that all of Andy's answers to PJR question homeschooling? And what does, "'Learnt' what kind of wrod is that maybe you should been homeschooled" mean? Perhaps you shouldn't be recommending types of schooling to other people. --Jareddr 09:18, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

Jaraddr maybe if you read homeschooling with an open mind you see all the answers there but instead as a typical liberal you listen to all the liberal agenda you were taught in school. JasonH 09:21, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

(As indicated below, JasonH originally posted his comments with Jinxmchue's name; PJR changed them to JasonH's name)

Jinxmchue, learnt is the past participle of learned. You can also say learned which, I assume you were referring to, it being the more common usage in the US. --KotomiTHajimemashite! 09:26, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

(Nothing wrong here, right? Despite the fake Jinx's rudeness, Kotomi replies politely and helpfully.)

  • learnt is the past participle of learned* Then why is it redlined in my spellchecker? Gee you mouth-breathers are dumb. JasonH 09:29, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

HOW DARE YOU! Who do you think you are to dish out an insult like that, when somebody takes the time to explain something to you? I have no idea what a mouth breather is, but please think twice before insulting fellow editors of this site. It is very likely that it redlines because you have English (US) on your computer. From http://www.englishforums.com/open/4/American+English,Past+tenses.htm: Learned and learnt are basically the same. They are both used as the past tense form and past participle of "learned". 'learnt' is British English and 'learned' is American English. I can not see why you had to be so rude. Apologise for your actions,please --KotomiTHajimemashite! 09:41, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

("HOW DARE YOU!" No, Kotomi. How dare you get your panties in a bunch at being treated exactly the same way as almost everyone who ever tried to be polite on CP, while never raising a word of objection until the tables were turned on you. How dare you whine about being ingraciously insulted while ignoring the many-times-daily insults by the ultimate ingrate, Andy, thrown at those who tried to help his project. How dare you. Kotomi: Today's Worst...Person...In the woooooooooorld!!!! Ok, back to the text.)

Exactly "learnt" is an English word this is an American site we use American English, I am now going to have to check you edits to see that you are using the correct kind of English. Also un future use the show preview. JasonH 09:44, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

{undent}Why are you being so hostile, over such a small matter? In addition, I have checked the Commandments and the Guidelines and nowhere does it say that only American English is to be used. In fact the only reference to American English on either page is note 7 of the commandments: "The senseless changing of American to British spellings may result in blocking." Philip Rayment is not American, neither am I and neither are many other editors on this site, so to expect 100% American spelling is idealistic at least. --KotomiTHajimemashite! 09:53, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

(And when did you appeal for tolerance in defense of someone other than yourself against hostility over a small matter?)

That is what we strive for ideals. If you want a mobocracy which allows any kind of spelling, go to wikipedia you will feel more at home there. JasonH 09:55, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

VERY RUDE to nice girl trying to help Mr Jason!--Pakhyongshin 10:00, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

Jinx, instead of "checking her edits", you owe Kotomi an apology for your personal insult above - it's a blatant violation of this site's policy, and even if it weren't, a display of extremely poor character. --DinsdaleP 09:57, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

JasonH was impersonating user:Jinxmchue, and obviously trolling, and has now been blocked. Enough of a response, I think. Philip J. Rayment 10:08, 22 August 2008 (EDT) (P.S. Some posts above may seem odd, because JasonH originally signed with Jinxmchue's name, which I've now changed.) P.P.S. As further evidence of trolling, if it is indeed needed, JasonH's IP address showed that he was from a country (not saying which one) where we do use "learnt", so chances are he knew better anyway.

Similar deceit by liberals is occurring now in California, where supporters of same-sex marriage are impersonating opponents of it in order to defeat the traditional marriage amendment. Deceitful bumper stickers are even being circulated by same-sex marriage advocates.--Aschlafly 10:11, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

Thank goodness it was a fake. I could not believe what I was reading at times :) Time for a few deep breaths, I think. I might owe the real Jinxmchue an apology by proxy! --KotomiTHajimemashite! 10:13, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

(You couldn't believe it? Why the fuck not? Because while constant assholery directed at mere mortals is entirely believable, since it's the norm, one harsh word directed at your royal highness is an unthinkable abomination? Andy, Jinx, and their ilk can spew all manner of venom at everyone else, but thou would not beteem the winds of heaven visit thy face too roughly? Oh, to be a glove upon that pompous self-righteous cheek! And leave a bruise as ugly as my bastardized bard quotes! You really do belong at Andy's site, don't you?)

So I don't think she deserves a pass. If she were a decent person, she wouldn't be at CP. If she had half an ounce of sense, she'd be contributing somewhere where her talents would actually be of use to someone. What exactly is wrong with her? I don't know. But something is, and she doesn't deserve the easy treatment she tends to get here. Don't her recent blocks just show what she is, not what she's become?