Friday, May 30, 2014



This is so ridiculous I'm not even sure how to take it, other than to say it's an obvious example of people jumping on the celebrity bashing bandwagon for new good reason. 

Cindy McCain and the Green Berets are the most obvious example of people feigning outrage at Gwynneth Paltrow's statement to the effect that her experience with internet trolls is akin to a war. 

Yet, amazingly, I have tried in vain to find any clue as to what Paltrow was referring to. No one seems ready to address the issue. 

I don't know whether it might have something to do with this, or maybe with this. 

It could also have something to do with her website. Or possibly her statement about working moms.

It could be any one or all of those things and more, but the point is, there's no way to know for sure exactly what got the ball rolling, and what specifically Paltrow was referring to. It seems to have disappeared from the net. I suppose you could find th original statement, in all its glorious context, but unfortunately it appears you are going to need something like this-


What I do know is Gwynneth Paltrow is being criticized for doing nothing more than invoking an allussion that almost every living adult has used at one time or another.

"It's like a war zone out there", or "I feel like I've been through a war", or, "it's World War Three". I could go on and on, but you get the message.

By the way, a couple of questions-

1. Since when did Internet trolling become such a minor thing in the minds of the average person? Is it alright to troll now if the person you're trolling is a celebrity whom you don't like?

2. Does anybody really believe that Cindy McCains sons had any serious problems achieving their respective ranks in the military, or that they otherwise had any of the typical problems facing an ordinary enlisted soldier?

3. If you're going to complain about what somebody said,, wouldn't it be somewhat polite to at least attempt to acknowledge their concerns, rather than acting as though they are incidental and not worthy of comment?

4. Isn't it about time we stopped jumping on these idiotic bandwagons, or at least started giving more thought to what we're doing, and saying, and going along with?

5. Is it possible this is just another example of politically correct speech run amoke?

I hate to burst you people's bubbles, but internet trolling or trashing Gwynneth Paltrow does not make you a patriot.