[EDIT: This isn’t an in-depth look at “crab mentality” so I changed the title. The real in-depth look at the term is here.]
Yay, they finally said who they were. (Spoiler: it’s DDB)
Issue resolved too quickly for your taste? Here’s another lulz-y issue. :D
One of the common annoying things about the past few blogosphere-buzzes-of-the-week is when people use the term “crab mentality” to defend the target of the issue.
It’s just… well.. feels wrong to use them in those instances.
Take for example the (I’m not naming names here :P ) one about the teenage girls who arrogantly maul the English language without even knowing it or the one about the high class people who arrogantly maul the intelligence of those who witness their… whatever. We aren’t laughing at them because we are insecure that we are not as popular or [insert positive trait here] as them so we want to drag them down. It’s simply because there’s something really funny about what they’re doing and they should be able to take the hint. I’d admit, some of the insults are going too far, but if you really know what you’re doing, you should at least know that striking back with something as pathetic as “crab mentality” won’t go anywhere.
Or that judging fiasco/drama. I won’t say much about the issue because, like /b/-tards, white knights are everywhere and nakakatamad mag-delete ng mga walang kwentang comment. I’ll just say that the “crab mentality” attack is directed to the wrong people.
The lesson here?
Kids these days are more pathetic at flame wars than back when we were pathetic kids.