‘Prosecute Jimmy Kimmel’ Website Promotes Imaginary InjusticePosted: November 11, 2013
What do we do when people with too much time on their hands imagine that they are “injured” by an entertainment program? What do we do when their malignant fantasy develops, that they are deeply wounded (by the harmless, absurd utterances of innocent children on a late-night television program, of all things) and this victim fantasy compels them to publicly display their pretense of suffering? Well, we dismiss them. Ignore them.
But what do we do when the afflicted pretend-victims start a campaign involving public resources? Attempting to engage the office of the District Attorney in Los Angeles County–motivated by rage over an imagined injustice–these fools actually make a website to enlist others in their delusional grievance? What do we do then?
We openly mock them.
The Stoic philosophers would say: “Get rid of the judgment, get rid of the ‘I am hurt,’ you are rid of the hurt itself.” (viii.40)
Unfortunately, pre-modern Stoic philosophers didn’t have the internet. If they did, they could have had a lot more fun, at the expense of malignant grievance mongers. A generous dose of mockery is good for cleansing the imaginary wounds. Dissolving fake-victim fantasies is easy. It only takes laughter.
Have at it, boys and girls. Here is their website:
- How Jimmy Kimmel’s China Joke Became an Issue for the White House (punditfromanotherplanet.com)
- Protesters slam Jimmy Kimmel over ‘kill everyone in China’ joke… (latimes.com)
- How Will Disney Handle the ABC and Jimmy Kimmel Protests? (247wallst.com)
- Jimmy Kimmel pranks children with annual Halloween prank (nydailynews.com)
- Phillips Phunny: Jimmy Kimmel’s “I Ate All Your Halloween Candy” (y98.cbslocal.com)
- Network picketed over kill everyone in China joke (sacbee.com)
- Jimmy Kimmel Can’t Give Away A Sony Tablet To A 5-Year-Old Who Wants An iPad Instead (appadvice.com)