StoneToss: Episode 18

Giving new meaning to "Kid Cuisine".

Comic Name: The Lubricated Slope
Description: N/A
Mouseover: Giving new meaning to “Kid Cuisine”.
Image Name: slippery-slope-comic1.png
Originally Published: 12/7/2017

What The Comic Is: Two gay men inform a man of their plan to wed one another, but reassure him that they are not forcing him to participate in the marriage. The same man is then told by another gay man that he is obligated to bake a gay wedding cake, but that it isn’t like the man’s children are being imposed on. A transgender woman enters a bathroom, telling the man it isn’t as if pedophilia is being committed. In the final panel, the man is witness to off-screen pedophilia. 

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: That “normalization” of homosexuality is going to lead to the normalization of pedophilia. 

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: This comic is the perfect example of the ‘Slippery Slope’ fallacy (StoneToss even makes direct reference to as much with the HiLaRiOuS title). Slippery Slope is a logical fallacy wherein one suggests that because one thing happens, a chain of other events will be triggered ala butterfly effect (also a fallacy), ultimately leading to an unforeseen and usually more extreme outcome. Stupid people (like StoneToss) will use a Slippery Slope as an unironic argument, either unaware or not caring that it’s seen as a fallacy and not an argument with any support. 

This comic is your boilerplate “homosexuality = pedophilia” bigotry that you see a lot of anti-gay marriage types tread out. It’s not a big surprise that StoneToss makes the same fake ass argument, and while this is the first time he’s expressed this view in his StoneToss comic, he starts to touch on it many times going forward.

I especially like how StoneToss suggests that just because you bake a wedding cake it means you’re directly participating in a gay wedding. I wasn’t aware a cake could be gay, but I guess when you’re a barely suppressed cuckold-fetishist and a self-hating bi-curious idiot, pretty much any inanimate object or frosted foodstuff could look suspiciously homosexual to you. 

Like I said, it’s a really old concern among bigots that society’s acceptance of homosexuality will lead to an acceptance of pedophilia (as if the two are in any way connected). Maybe this is because they don’t really believe the fallacy and just want a better excuse to hate gay people, or maybe it’s just because bigots tend to be especially dumb people to begin with. 

To get a sense of just how old and how strong this homophobic rhetoric is, in 1961 filmmaker Sid Davis released “Boys Beware“, a social guidance short film discussing how young men should keep themselves safe around strangers. The film follows several stories of young men groomed by homosexual men and either molested/kidnapped/murdered. The film describes homosexuality as ‘a sickness of the mind’ and several times outright describes it as a mental illness. This was 1961, and the feelings and stereotypes of gay men that inspired the film are much older.

StoneToss might think he’s being edgy and saying something no one has ever thought before, but as he proves time and time again, he can’t even do that right. He’s just the same old flavor of bigotry, mindlessly repeating shit that’s already been said.

Folks, don't invest what you can't lose, but damn, it's a fun ride.

Comic Name: Little Bit
Description: N/A
Mouseover: Folks, don’t invest what you can’t lose, but damn, it’s a fun ride.
Image Name: bitcoin-comic.png
Originally Published: 12/14/2017

What The Comic Is: A man blows bubbles sporting the Bit Coin currency symbol. A skeptic insists it’s just a bubble. This escalates several times, until the Bit Coin man (having sold his one remaining arm in order to fund the purchase of more Bit Coin) in living in a ‘bubble’ dome with a tree, while the skeptic stands in the ruins of society.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: StoneToss likes to think of himself as some kind of super intelligent Libertarian, so it’s no surprise he’s a big proponent of virtual currency like the Bit Coin. Virtual currency is very popular among alt-righters, as they like the fact that no government has control of it (because if we abandon the dollar and use Bit Coin then the dems and rinos can’t rule the earth with the jews and epstein’s ghost1111!! omfg). At the time of this comic’s publication Bit Coin was experiencing a massive hike in value (or rather, was coming to the end of a years-long value climb that was described as a ‘bubble’). At a certain point it was suggested as foolish to continue investing in Bit Coin as the value was so high and about to plateau (or plummet) that you’d get very little turn over, or potentially massive losses. 

Proponents of Bit Coin argued that it wasn’t a bubble. At least until Bit Coin’s value began to fluctuate wildly. But this isn’t necessarily a comic strip about a virtual currency. Rather, it’s a look into StoneToss’s idiotic world where the US dollar is a tool of the government to destroy its own society and that everyone has a choice: You can be outside the ‘bubble’ and live in the crumbled ruins of civilization, or invest in a currency the US government doesn’t control and live in a dome with a tree. Hilariously enough, this comic was published on December 14th, 2017. The very next day, December 15th 2017, would be the day BitCoin hit a historical high spike in value (19,783 USD). The very next day after that, on the 16th, is when BitCoin began to nosedive and slowly fall to, and stagnate at, one of its lowest values before fluctuating wildly from thereon. 

“It’s not a bubble!!111” StoneToss screams, as the bubble popped.

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