As the tragedy of the Malaysia Air flight unfolds there are two stories I must mention. Tragedies really.
As many people here know my Girlfriend (Hera) is… a Malaysian. So I had a few questions about her safety in all of this.
Yes, Hera does fly that route but no she was not on the plane. She flies back to the UK today and her flight will not be going via Ukraine.
But there are two tragedies. My aunt is one of the HIV coordinators for Southern India where the bulk of India’s HIV outbreak is. She lost a friend on the flight. Hera’s sister also lost a friend on that flight.
The attack has shocked Malaysia to the core, not just for it’s senseless brutality but also as a death knell to it’s airline. There are fears that confidence is so broken that the airline may as well go bust. And there are fears among travellers from Malaysia. I understand thatt the stock market doesn’t function on common sense and that Malaysia Air’s role in MH 17’s destruction is frankly nonsensical. They flew a plane over a place and some jackass shot it down using technology that’s rather too much for their milita role.
But what ensued in the USA is the response to a tragedy. You can either be a decent human being and wish for a speedy resolution to a tragedy.
Or you can be the sort of douchebags who say idiotic things because it sells books.
1. False Flag Champion Alex Jones
Alex Jones’s Infowars has long been on my shit list due to their complete lack of decency during the Boston Bombing where they released the name of a missing young man (Sunil Triparthi) as a suspect resulting in his family receiving a monsterous amount of harassment. In the end? Sunil Triparthi had commented suicide but the harassment made waiting for the details shocking and harrowing for his family. To my knowledge, Alex Jones has never apologised for his role in the harassment as Reddit and 4Chan fucked over the family.
“As news reports come in identifying FBI Boston Marathon suspect as missing student Sunil Tripathi, it becomes clear that major community-driven internet boards like 4Chan are actually light years ahead of the mainstream media…”
Dear Alex? Sometimes the world is filled with arseholes who shoot down commercial airliners. Sometimes the arsehole is the person who creates conspiracy theories about that in order to make himself seem like the sole truth.
2. Rush Limbaugh
“It’s a Malaysian Airlines jet and can you — I’ve got the British Open on the top menu, monitor, I haven’t had CNN on all day, what do you bet they have broomed everything and are covering wall-to-wall the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down by a missile? This is, I mean, you talk about — I don’t want to appear to be callous here, folks, but you talk about an opportunity to abandon the bad Obama news at the border, and no, I’m not suggesting anything other than how the media operates.”
Yes because fuck the entire fucking planet, let us discuss a non-story about how you are a terrible human being who thinks the plaque on the Statue of Liberty is sarcastic.
3. Allen West
“Sadly, hundreds of Ukrainians and 298 souls on MH17 have paid the price for the weakness and abject cowardice of Obama’s ‘flexibility.’
Yes Allen. Because waging another war against Russia would help the world out by having more dead soldiers and this time?
4. Todd Starnes
So what is it that you want Obama to do? Kowtow to Putin or take a hard line? I mean if Putin is shooting down a plane from Malaysia because of US sanctions then surely the sanctions deserve to be in place. Yesterday Obama ate bread, today jerk shoots someone in the USA. COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT!
5. Bryan Fischer
No he’s mad because nearly 300 people died on the plane, not because 100 of them were HIV/AIDS researchers. Actually? You stop AIDS through contraception and proper blood screening and regular health check ups and safe sex irrespective of gender. While gay men do have high rates of HIV, it does also affect straight people.
Oh wait. It’s Bryan Fischer, we may as well put him up as the poster child of unsympathetic vultures utilising the deaths of hundreds of people for the sake of his own fan club.
We would be sad if we didn’t include quacks in the mix. So here you go!
“Karma has a way of doing her job….
108 of the passengers on flight MH17 were AIDS researchers on their way to possibly promote forced genital cutting in Australia.
I feel really bad for the normal people on that flight.”
– HR – Intactivist on FB
This was originally a post on facebook, but since has been taken down.
Keep limboing under the bar of good taste people…