The world is not fair. I believe that the moral arc of the universe does, indeed, bend toward justice, but I can only believe this if that arc is also, indeed, long. Very long — so much so that this bending toward justice can often seem almost imperceptible.
The wicked prosper. The wealthy exploit the powerless. The powerful lie and steal with impunity. “If you want a picture of the future,” Orwell wrote, “imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”
We may be unable to stop that boot from stamping, or to hold the powerful to account. Justice may always be an elusive ideal — an approximation to strive for even as it recedes from our grasp.
But at least there’s this: The powerful will be mocked. Until we have justice, at least we have TBogg.
Mr. Bogg’s blog is rude, crude and usually NSFW. Some say he often resorts to name-calling, but that’s like saying Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” resorts to blue.
• “God-drunk Bible-bangin’ gun-totin’ homo-haters”
• “Most Holy Reverend Bishop Parson Erick An Infinite Number Of Ericks Erickson, who was personally put on Earth by Jesus to call retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter a ‘goat f–king child molester'”
• “National vodka repository Peggy Noonan”
• “dimwitted Fox pecksniff Todd Starnes”
• “Wyoming arriviste Liz Cheney, whom you may know by one of her WWE Raw fighting names (Baby Dick or Princess Snarlyface or Daddy’s Little Deferment or Not The Lesbian One, Yeah Her, That One)”
That’s just a recent selection cobbled together in about two minutes. There’s more. Much, much more.
High-minded proponents of civil discourse will not approve of TBogg, which is why the Powers That Be will always appreciate the devoted service provided to them by the high-minded proponents of civil discourse. But to be charitable, their point isn’t wholly wrong: In a just world, the virtuoso snark supplied by TBogg might be inappropriate. I can’t say for sure, though, because I don’t get to live in a just world. I live here, where being subject to mockery is often the closest that the powerful will ever get to being held accountable. And in this world, TBogg seems not just appropriate, but necessary.
And also too: Bassetts.