This online publication out of Riverside, CA has been very much on board with the continuous Pit Bull fear-mongering. They are quick to jump and exploit any incident that they claim involves Pit Bulls, and they usually follow that up with vague statements that attempt to shine a piss pour light on not only the dogs (as a whole) but the people that own them (as a whole) as well. This week the condescending Mr. Dan Bernstein took it to a new level, adding his 2 cents in the most overtly stereotypical way possible…
Right. So I’m going to be a tad sarcastic and crude in response to this “journalist” and his holier-than-thou attitude…
He’s basically saying that we should mandatorily sterilize all of the Pit Bulls and every single dog that he and his power-tripping task force think looks even remotely like one, since of course they can’t currently get away with banning them in the state of California. But sterilize them all into eradication, next best thing! You know, because they are all “bad” and that would then somehow fix the problem of roaming, chained and abused dogs from attacking people? Then, you sterilize all of the Pit Bull owners! Because, well, they must be fucking imbeciles to even own a Pit Bull so we wouldn’t want them having any more children and passing along that “imbecile gene,” now would we? Finally, we require that anyone wanting to give a Pit Bull a home have to go through some bureaucratic “background check” that will then tell us if we have the right, in America, to own a specific type of dog that we’d want to give a home to. You know, because there’s nothing better than more intrusion from the nanny state, as they ignore the circumstances that inconveniently follows every single one of their exploited “attacks.” Pay no mind to your dogs or my dogs, pay no mind to the millions of dogs and people that have done nothing. We are all guilty until proven innocent. We are all scum.
Screw you, Dan Bernstein. I’m sick of people like you trying to rule everyone’s lives with your perverse way of thinking and your open and cocky discrimination. You’re a bigot. Screw you.
But not only is this man bias in his way of speaking about the dogs as a whole, he’s also bias in regards to policing his own comment section when it comes to public discourse. I quickly left the below comment, and sure as the sun rises in the morning, out popped “Debbie Bell” and her diarrhetic canvasing of the comment section. Those unfamiliar with Ms. Bell, she’s one of a group of extreme Pit Bull hating fanatics that thinks that if they repeat themselves enough in every public forum that’s in any way related to “Pit Bulls,” that their rubbish will actually sink in and then be regarded as the truth. Not quite, but it’s cute, in the creepiest way possible. Pay no mind to actual reality. Just vaguely talk about everyone as a whole and the new truth will eventually hatch like an ostrich egg. Oh, did I say ostrich egg? My bad, that was in no may meant to imply that hate-mongering psychos actually have their heads in the sand in regards to the 99.9% of us all, people and dogs alike, that are totally innocent in all of this.
^You read that right? I’M actually to blame because a jogger was attacked by 8 phantom roaming dogs. I’M actually to blame because, God forbid, some random person that I don’t even know made an asinine comment on a website. Not their fault, MY fault. Not their fault, YOUR fault. Notice a trend? 1 dog attacks something, millions of dogs are at fault. 1 person lets his unsocialized dog roam free and it attacks something, millions of people are blanketly painted as being irresponsible. 1 person treats his dog like shit and fights it on the side for jollies, millions of Pit Bull owners must be dog fighters who relish being scumbags. And on and on and on it goes. Such a vapid ride it is with these shallow people.
But guess what? Hours after leaving my comment, and then replying back to the lady with the troll badge, my own comments were deleted from the website. That’s not a media bias? So Debbie is allowed to respond to me, and that stays, but then my response back to her goes, it goes the way of the memory hole. Well, not quite, because ^there it is. There they both are, even though they’ve now been scrubbed from the website completely.
So to the Press-Enterprise and to Dan Bernstein: You can delete people off of your “news website,” you can pretend as if thousands upon thousands of honest and loving people don’t actually own these dogs, you can pretend all you want about anything that you desire. Keep it up. But that doesn’t make it so. To both Dan and to Debbie: You will never have reality on your side. You will never have justice on your side. At this pace and with this view you will always and forever be wrong. Doubling down on the blaming of an entire class of dogs (and people) because of the actions of the very few is wrong. It’s racism. It’s discrimination, and it always will be. Journalists trying to shape the debate doesn’t actually change what is and what isn’t discrimination. The flooding of every comment section with empty words meant to incite hatred and prejudice towards millions of individuals from a group of “anything” doesn’t actually change what is and what isn’t discrimination. That will always and forever be the case.