Is This Penn State Frat Guy’s Argument In Favor Of Their Pervy Facebook Group The Dumbest Thing You’ve Ever Read?
A few days ago we told you about how Kappa Delta Rho at Penn State got themselves suspended from campus for having a Facebook group full of pervy photos that they took of various passed out women, typically in states of undress. Well if reading about fraternity men being mindless fuckheads gets your rocks off, grab a bottle of lotion and a box of tissues and get ready to splooge everywhere, because this is possibly the dumbest argument in favor of having a pervy Facebook page as made by a member of Penn State’s Kappa Delta Rho.
Philly Mag reportedly found a member of KDR who was willing to talk to them anonymously, which makes sense because no one in their right minds would want their names attached to this argument:
It is shameful to see the self-righteousness that has sprung from the woodworks in response to the alleged Penn State fraternity “scandal.” Here’s a quick reality check: everyone — from Bill Clinton to your grandfather to every Greek organization in the nation does the same old stuff, just as they have been for the entirety of human history. That’s where that lil’ old quip, don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house, comes from. And believe me, we all live in a glass house. Thus it is laughably pathetic to see the media spring on an occasional incident such as this, especially a media complicit in overturning the same sexual mores and moral standards that for millennia had at least to some extent curbed outright licentiousness. The fire of indignant, misplaced self-righteousness that looks to ruin people’s lives and unjustly ruin reputations is the abuse and violation that should be at the center of discussion, not the humorous, albeit possibly misguided, antics of a bunch of college kids.
Here’s a general writing tip from one semi-competent writer to a casual reader: using big words doesn’t make you smart. In fact, if you try and use TOO many big words you sound like a pompous douche. My general rule of thumb is that if it can be said simply, then that’s probably the best way to go about it. For example,
Thus it is laughably pathetic to see the media spring on an occasional incident such as this, especially a media complicit in overturning the same sexual mores and moral standards that for millennia had at least to some extent curbed outright licentiousness.
doesn’t make you sound smart, it makes you sound like you’re trying to be an intellectual (and failing). In reality we all know you’re just some dumb college kid, most likely a sophomore or freshman considering that you thought talking to the media was a good idea. Newsflash: it’s never a good idea. You’ll either paint yourself as an idiot or the media will do it for you, and in this case you’ve done the former.
Speaking of being an idiot…
Philly Mag: In the statement you provided to us, you said “everyone … does the same old stuff.” Do you know other fraternities that have similar Facebook pages?
KDR member: No.
But it’s really not fair of me to just cut off the interview there rather than let KDR member continue to dig himself into an early grave:
Philly Mag: Then what did you mean?
KDR member: What I meant is that everybody fools around, everybody makes jokes, everybody occasionally engages in … what might be considered inappropriate behavior, and it’s not just, shall we say, when somebody happens to be caught doing the same thing that everyone else is doing … [and] they’re just tossed in the crowd, you know. Like back in the Middle Ages, they would find a witch or somebody who the community thought was a witch or something like that and toss them to the crowd, you know? When the person’s no different than anyone else.
And in response as to whether or not the anonymous KDR member thought the fraternity deserved any blame for their Facebook group:
It’s a hard question to answer. I think people should be responsible for themselves, and, I mean, I obviously had nothing to do with any of these postings, but … just think, is it smart to post this on social media? Is this ethical in regards to the people who it involves? But this is not a criminal thing. It’s not anyone else’s business, pretty much. It’s an inter-fraternity thing and that’s that.
Yes, it’s no one else’s business besides the fraternity and the hundreds of women in varying states of undress in the photos you shitheads posted. It’s a private matter, you see. No one’s business at all! Stop sticking your nose where it don’t belong, media.
I could post more of the interview, but this is the gist. A poorly misguided Kappa Delta Rho member trying to defend his fraternity by spouting out excuses that make no sense whatsoever.
Feel free to read the rest here, but it doesn’t get any better.
[H/T Philly Mag]