I commented on the ENDAblog post about John Aravosis’s right-wing rant about poor people getting “our wealth” to ask where I could find the rant, since the original seems to be gone.
Turns out that John took it down. Here’s Mahatma X Files with the sordid tale:
Unfortunately, I guess Aravosis became both unhappy with the negative feedback that he received in mass quantities, so he killed off the original post (thus decoupling it from the 500+ comments it had received), reposted, got yet another set of negative feedback (which he subsequently censored heavily), and then deleted the post altogether. Like Sir Robin, he “bravely ran away.”
Aravosis was awarded “Wanker of the Day (Twice)” by James, and was also blasted by Liza at Feminist Bloggers Network, KayInMaine at White Noise Insanity, The Editors at Poorman.com, calipygian at DailyKos, zuzu at Feministe, Andrew at Air Pollution, and others.
Poor John just couldn’t take it. As zuzu wrote, “boo friggin’ hoo!”
Pinko Punko at 3 Bulls has more of John’s comment wankery.