Mike Lucas, a gay porn star, gave a speech at Stanford criticizing Islam. The reaction to the speech prompted him to write an op-ed for The Stanford Daily. That brought on a torrent of comments which are remarkable for their intolerance, abusiveness, and sheer idiocy. (Warning: Strong language!) Here are a few brief ones:
• i am scared of this man.
• This is just another Jews for Israel, Pornstars for Israel, Arabs for Israel, Christians for Israel production, mean to make Israel the center of the God Universe and to make Islam, the George Bush’s World Trade Center Demolition Team, and Osamba bin Laden the center of the anti-God universe.
• hahahaha what a [bleeping] retard.
learnt some SAT words have we? adult porn star. HAH. like I’d be caught dead exchanging words with him and his merry band of idiots.
there’s a place for argumentation, and there’s a place for retards like this guy, it’s called the psychiatric ward.
• Well said R! Took the words out of my mouth. This guy has no reason to be listened to, not because I am closed minded but because he simply has no logical basis for his views. I don’t write him off because he’s gay or a porn star but because he is stupid and has no right or basis to speak with “intellectuals” at a leading university.
• The author is a [bleeping] idiot.
The last 40% of the comments are much better, motivated primarily by disgust at the first 60% and dominated by people who are not Stanford students.
What on earth is going on at Stanford? Doesn’t anyone take elementary logic?