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Trolls were just waiting for Rachel Dolezal: Her fraudulent life story sets everyone back – Salon

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How the Rachel Dolezal story was almost immediately weaponized by channer trolls who’d been waiting for this moment for years.

The worst thing about the ridiculous strawman stereotypes that your political opponents make up and shove down your throat at every opportunity is that in a world as big, beautiful and diverse as ours is, they’ll eventually find someone out of the seven-billion-and-change human beings on Earth who fits that stereotype for real.

I’ll be the first to admit this cuts in all directions, and that as much fun as my Facebook feed has with “idiot conservative of the day” stories, the majority of Republican voters can in fact spell the word “moron,” understand that Medicare is in fact a government program and haven’t personally gone on any armed rampages in the recent past.
But right now it’s the Left that’s smarting from a massive own goal, as evidenced by the fact that I’ve spent the past few days avoiding saying the phrase “Rachel Dolezal” and yet my conscientious efforts were in vain–a critical mass of tweeters and bloggers took her viral, and now we’re all talking about her and talking about why everyone else is talking about her and talking about why we can’t stop talking about her. So it goes.