J. Holtham, just to prove he's not really dedicated to smearing people's reputations and stifling discussion the way everyone thinks he is, has now gone and made himself look stupid as well as mean-spirited. (That wag!!) In a post today over at the Parabasis, he posits that . . . well, he seems to be saying that debating whether various cultures are more or less attracted to traditional theatre is like denying marriage rights to gay people.
I'm not kidding, he actually says that. I'm not sure that comparison even counts as "apples and oranges," frankly. It's more like apples and . . . what? Root vegetables? Flying sheep?
Okay, so when attempting a parallel, Holtham wound up with a non sequitur. But the funny thing is . . . a lot of gay people are NOT, in fact, attracted to traditional marriage! So . . . not only is his "devil's-advocate" comparison utterly flawed - it also would seem to lead to the contradiction of the conclusion he imagines he's supporting in the case of theatre.
Yeah, right. Who knew the mean girls were so dumb? The man is a dunce, pure and simple.
Oh I'm sorry - was that rude? But I mean, it's not like I called him a racist . . .