Sunday, July 13, 2008
Do You Remember Art Bell?
There was once this fraudulent email they circulated about this poor chap Art Bell way back in 1997. It was severely derogatory and altogether violently racist. Legends tell of how one Art Bell was quoted as "Nothing respectable has EVER been created by Filipino people during our entire human history." And he goes on ahead and says "You have no concept of culture...no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can ' t. And you will NEVER be able to. I understand that you are trying to create an identity for yourselves as young people... but it is NOT related to Asia. Your Identity is Filipino. That ' s all you are. Just Filipino. Think about what that means...."
You can only imagine how third world Filipino shit boiled in their NFA-rice-dissolving intestines. So one very patriotic May Munoz, at least that's the name that circulated in an equally distributed email, created a response that spells Team-Spirit in a very lengthy composition. It concludes with the following statements printed in their entirety without as much as any proofreading concerned, all caps and grammar as they are.
YES...WE CAME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO WORK, TO EARN DECENT MONEY (HALF OF WHICH BY THE WAY GOES TO TAXES BECAUSE THERE ' S SO MANY SOCIAL PARASITES FROM YOUR RACE).AND BY THE WAY, MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH DONT COME FROM YOUR RACE... THEY ' RE ACTUALLY IMMIGRANTS TOO. AND THOSE EDUCATED ONES DO NOT ACT LIKE YOU DO, PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY ' VE REALLY BEEN WELL EDUCATED..AFTER ALL THAT ' S SAID... WHO IS THE IGNORANT ONCE AGAIN?! I
It is a fraudulent email to begin with, but it had its consequences. Dire, to say the least. It's a bad joke really, and the real Art Bell "suffered financial bankruptcy and discrimination because of this hoax." I'm quoting from a recent email that was circulated to reveal the stupid behind this very cruel joke with a very smelly punchline. Now, we wouldn't know if there was an actual May Munoz behind the bad grammar, but really, does that sound or read like anything an advocate will compose?
Grammar attack. How very cheap of me.