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  •  My point (0+ / 0-)

    What I was actually referring to are the things that people wrote about him after his rampage and death.  

    I suppose calling him a "beta" is a way of denying him the "alpha" status that he idealized.  But it's also a funny way to insult someone.  Calling him a "fag" is a little more complicated.  It could also be a way of denying him something, but what would that be?  It still carries -- or furthers -- the implicit  message that there's something wrong with being a homosexual.

    •  the 'beta' was just in response to his obsession (1+ / 0-)
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      kfunk937

      with being an 'Alpha' male that he used in the video.. I don't think anyone would have thought to use it otherwise.  But people on youtube comments are always jerks--its' the rule.

      •  The forum is really horrific usually (1+ / 0-)
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        kfunk937

        and people throw around terms like "phaggot" all the time. I honestly don't even know sometimes if they're trying to attack people's sexuality or not.

        I'm just assuming that's where the comments came from because I refuse to watch his videos and give them additional page views.

        I was just saying that even on a horrifically terrible (most of the time) message board some people actually tried to give the guy advice and help him.

        The whole "you're gay" thing needs to go though.

        When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

        by PhillyJeff on Sat May 24, 2014 at 10:42:51 PM PDT

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