Friday 17 August 2007


Sporting Pursuit

Amusing internet pastime, in which several Decents quiz a pro-fascist, repeatedly demanding denunciation of a vast range of randomly-chosen murders, atrocities, war crimes and military actions in an increasingly hectoring tone.

"I agree, Guantanamo Bay is an affront to democratic ideals. But Will You Condemn Palestinian suicide attacks on Israeli restaurants?...

Yes, well, Do You Condemn Jihadist chlorine-bomb attacks?...

Okay, I knew you would be too sly to openly support such acts, but Will You Condemn terrorist attacks upon the American military?

What about the Battle of Teutoberg Forest, then, Will You Condemn that? ...I see.

...Oh, fuck off, Nazi."

Secondary stage of the Decent Debating Technique, the Will-You-Condemn-A-Thon can only be averted by reciting the Catalogue of Contempt in its entirety.

See also Whatabout?, Terrorists Are Bad, Emotathlon


ejh said...

"Well, I certainly have no difficulty condemning...."

ejh said...

Also see

Nullifidian said...

The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism has effectively made the “Will-You-Condemn-A-Thon” a litmus test of whether one is an anti-Semite.

“A major recommendation issued by the CPCCA was that the Canadian government should promote the working definition of anti-Semitism used by The European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC). This definition categorizes ‘applying double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation’ as anti-Semitic.”