Possibility of satire should be considered
This letter is in response to the goings back and forth between the “bigoted” Ryan Moriarty and those Crusaders of Justice that have stood up to oppose his views. First off, I was shocked and appalled by Ryan’s original letter like the rest of you. His views were disgusting, completely lacking empathy and generally hate-filled. I was also struck by the sheer lack of a grasp of the English language. I think the poor grammar and use of everything the English language has to offer was a sorry thing. The Mustang Daily should have never printed it, simply to save their own reputation. Not reputation from his ideas, just from his miserable grammar.
Enough complaining about Moriarty. I also have to address the inability of the English majors on this campus to recognize Ryan Moriarty as what he is and for what he is doing. As a fellow physics major, I am saddened by your inability to see other possibilities. My first thought is that perhaps Ryan Moriarty’s opinions are just too far out there. Who is actually that sick?
Such a thing reminds me of other historical figures who have suggested disgusting things, such as Jonathan Swift. He wrote a horrible “letter to the editor” of his day, which makes one sick to read. But it was known as satire. You know, sarcastically presenting the opposite of what you believe in order to get others to understand the absurdity of it? But no, you English majors never would have heard of that.