StoneToss: Episode 32

You may have already noticed that I missed Thursday’s upload. My excuse for this was I used the time I normally had for writing a blog post and used it to try and visually revamp my blog a bit. However, Blogger (the site the blog runs on) did a big overhaul of their software and wouldn’t you know it, it’s total shit! For now I’m weighing my options betwixt working with Blogger’s awful new interface or swapping websites. At any rate, to make up for missing Thursday, this submission covers three comics. oh boy.

Comic Name: Collision Course
Description: Too bad liberals have trouble with basic economics.
Mouseover: >more immigration 
>higher wages
Choose one.
Image Name: immigration-vs-wages-comic.png
Originally Published: 6/7/2018

What The Comic Is: A group of people march down a street in protest for a fifteen dollar minimum wage. Another group of people walk down a street, in protest of open borders and free immigration. The two groups are shown to be walking towards each other.

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: There can’t be a higher minimum wage if we let people move into the country.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: At best this is StoneToss expressing some Dunning-Kruger effect wherein he claims liberals don’t understand basic economics while being scathingly incorrect about them himself; at worst it’s StoneToss insinuating that if we give people in the USA better wages, then everyone from Mexico will ‘invade’ the country to earn those wages in low-skill labor jobs. This is StoneToss, though, so it’s very likely both.

We can soundly assume StoneToss hates the idea of a 15 dollar minimum wage, as many of his ilk tend to be wont to do. Couple with the fact he doesn’t want immigrants or, white Jesus forbid, refugees to earn that level of pay, and it’s not hard to deduce that by “Immigrants or higher wages, pick one. You libtards just don’t understand basic economics, do you?!“, what StoneToss actually means is “I don’t want people working at McDonalds to make anymore more money and I especially don’t want brown people to live in the USA“. It isn’t really a ‘pick one’ scenario to him. He would prefer neither, and he paints liberal agendas (higher minimum wage, refugees welcome) as being inherently conflictive with one another. Why exactly can we not have a higher minimum wage and more immigration? “Umm, uhh umm…” StoneToss stammers, attempting to back up the shitty comic he made. “B-because, ya libtard, uhh… more people means… uh, less… money?”. StoneToss soils himself.

It’s just basic economics, after all. Don’t you understand??

Comic Name: Extra Creamer
Description: Now with more soy.
Mouseover: I only drink my coffee straight.
Image Name: gay-pride-coffee-comic.png
Originally Published: 6/12/2018

What The Comic Is: A man hands his boss a mockup redesign for a coffee cup. The redesign is a gay-positive image of a black man sodomizing a white man. The boss questions if the design is trans inclusive enough.

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: Businesses are cucks.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: At first this was a comic I planned to skip, but frankly I wanted to point a couple of things about it out. First of all, is that this easily could’ve been a perfectly acceptable and thoughtful take on how businesses use corporate pandering to appeal to consumers and are only pro-gay when it’s not only “safe” to be pro-gay as a business, but when you’re possibly going to come under fire for not taking a positive stance on the issue. Because it’s true. Businesses, as a whole entity, don’t give a shit about gay or trans lives. They only do what they feel they need to do in order to generate sales. Specifically, this comic is probably whining about Starbucks, which has seen its fair share of entitled bigots bitching about coffee cup art. 

On the second point, notice how it’s a black guy fucking a white guy. It didn’t need to be that way, but something in StoneToss said “my vision of gay is interracial with the black guy having a bigger dick and being the top”. Just so we all know how not gay StoneToss is, he drew a white guy getting fucked by a black guy. Just so we ALL KNOW how totally NOT GAY he is. Sure he hates women and he draws black men in dominant sexual positions over white men and women. It’s just because that’s how totally not sexually erotic StoneToss finds black men.

Comic Name: Per-ception
Description: Don’t you know that noticing things is racist now?
Mouseover: The liberal dystopia is already here, folks. Facts are racist.
Image Name: racism-comic.png
Originally Published: 6/14/2018

What The Comic Is: A member of the Ku Klux Klan brandishes a pitchfork while calling for racial purging. This is labeled as racism. In the next panel, a news anchor discusses a statistic broken down by a per capita basis. This is labeled, sarcastically, as “racism”.

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: Systemic racism does not exist and people think facts are racist.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: In a transparent attempt to distance himself from “real” racism, StoneToss gives us the most over-the-top example of racism there is: a Klansman calling for a purge. Look, StoneToss is an idiot. I’m not saying he is intelligent, per se, as some of his comics can get pretty god damned fucking stupid. However, it’s a fair observation to say that StoneToss is part of a caste of bigots who are more savvy and capable of being aloof when compared to the “bumpkin hick” racist that we usually imagine when we think of a member of the current KKK. This ploy of pointing the finger at the racists who are even dumber than themselves and saying “Look, look, IM not racist! I can’t be, because THIS is what a real racist looks like!” is all too common for guys like StoneToss. This attempt at constructing a narrative where racism extends only as far as a white nightgown is as weak as it is stupid.

But enough on the subcontext of this comic. Let’s talk about the domcontext. The news anchor is discussing ‘per capita’ statistics, which is a general umbrella for statistics relating to crimes committed by minorities, etc. The thing about that, however, is that no one thinks facts are racist, because that notion is incredibly stupid. The argument is not “facts are racist”, the argument is “these numbers are inaccurate and represent systematic bias in the way they are gathered, or they reflect the outcome of systematic oppression and therefore aren’t representative of really anything else.”

But StoneToss doesn’t wear KKK robes so that means he can’t be racist, which means he can’t be stupid. That’s how it works, right?

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