A leftist Mexican blog is attacking conservative blogger SooperMexican because he blogs anonymously.
You would think that such a self-proclaimed Internet celebrity would want to reveal his/her identity. Maybe add to your his/her credibility, but as we soon discovered, the Soop has become a caricature of his/her former brilliance, his/her role limited to being the symbolic “Mexican friend” so many so-called conservatives want to have around. Meh.
And now he/she is getting notoriety, having been published with his/her anonymous byline in outlets such as Fox News Latino and Independent Journal Review. Both outlets seem to have no problem allowing an anonymous person to write for them. You would think that those types of outlets would actually have the integrity to at least be transparent about his/her identity.
This is so sad.
This is one of the more classic logical fallacies. Attack to the man:
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Since they cannot refute his writing, they attack him personally and try to distract their readers. It’s really an insult, not to SooperMexican, but to anyone who frequents their site. They’re saying, “We know you’re no smarter than Dug from “Up,” so look, “SQUIRREL!” Only in this case, the squirrel is the fact that someone writes under a pseudonym.
And then, they go for an ad hominem hat trick, questioning his Mexicanity (yes, I made that up. SooperMexican would approve), calling him a coward and then calling him a bully:
…if a profile stays anonymous and is not sharing his/her identity, we are just left to wonder if Soop is even Mexican to begin with. Sure, we have met plenty of hardcore extreme Mexicans, but unlike Soop, we know these people’s names. Soop just wants to hide. Like a coward. With no… well, you know what he/she might be lacking.
Instead, it is just too easy for Soop to keep reveling in bullying.
There are reasons people write anonymously. Valid reasons.
People go after people personally. I’ve seen people go after someone’s job for something they wrote.
Not wanting people to know who you are is a smart move for some.
What matters isn’t the identity of the person, but the validity of their premise. Since LatinoRebels.com can’t beat Soop’s premise, they attack him.
And not only that, they’re doing it by using homophobic tweets to attack him:
Now, I don’t speak Spanish, so I hit up the Google Translate and got this:
That’s not helpful, so I enlisted some folks on Facebook to help.
Here’s what they said:
In the first, he tells him to go suck cock and then calls him a disgrace to his people, and says never take the mask off. The second he says he’s there whenever he wants to come at him, and apologizes for thinking he could talk like a man, then says never take the mask off.
Only Alec Baldwin could say something more homophobic than that.
This is typical for the left. Their arguments have centuries of failure tethered to them, so they have to resort to personal attacks.
This time, they attacked SooperMexican’s masculinity, asserting he was gay.
It’s pitiful and sad. And if Soop had done it, he’d be attacked for it.
Will LatinoRebels be held accountable for their words? We’ll see.
It’s also important to note that the Mexican government says this is wrong:
Mexico’s Supreme Court narrowed that country’s allowable speech yesterday, determining in a 3-2 vote that two Spanish-language slurs used to disparage homosexuals were not protected under freedom of expression laws.
It was determined that the expressions maricones and puñal, just as they were used in this specific case, were not protected by the Constitution.
Same words Latino Rebels called “the best reply we have ever seen.”
Am I the only one who finds it hilarious that the article attacking Sooper Mexican for being an anonymous blogger features tweets from a supporter who is a member of Anonymous?
It’s been brought to my attention that this homophobe’s Twitter profile says, “sionismio destruye el mundo.”
Translation? ”Zionism destroys the world.”
So, aside from hating gays, he hates Jews too.
But SooperMexican is bad because he’s anonymous, or something.
This is too rich. The homophobe anti-Semite’s name is Lenin:
— α UMa A ★ (@dubhe0ne) December 2, 2013