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Content note: Subtitled swear words, talk about sex, and child rape.


"They made me feel guilty for touching myself as a fourteen-year-old! And now I find out Joseph was %!@$ing fourteen-year-olds!?" Click here if you can't see the video.

"His shelf breaks," in the video's title, refers to the Mormon adage of "putting a thing on your shelf" to mean no longer contemplating something that's causing you to doubt the institutional church's claims or good intentions. Ex-mormons talk about breaking shelves to mean that something finally pushed them over the edge.

A lot of shelves have been breaking since their church recently published its essays, admitting to things like how Joseph Smith preyed on a girl "a few months from her fifteenth birthday," and those essays getting front-page, mainstream attention in places like CNN and the New York Times. Even though the essays still hide or obscure some things, and always phrase stuff in a way that creates the most ambiguity and casts the best light on the church, there are a lot of real people who are finding this stuff out right now and having the same reaction Memetic Hitler did in that video.

So you could say it's funny because it's not funny!

May whatever gods hear their prayers be merciful to them, and help them and their families escape.

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(Content note: Racism. Additional content note: Visibly white person having unoriginal thoughts about racism and attempting to cite proper authorities on the subject.)



Q. What do you call a white man* who's an unconventional maverick, doesn't like to play by the rules, and frequently pisses off authority figures?

A. An action movie hero.



Q. What do you call a black man who's an unconventional maverick, doesn't like to play by the rules, and frequently pisses off authority figures?

A. A prisoner. **



* Feel free to prepend "cis," "straight," "abled," and otherwise normative here. Unless we're talking about the dood from Avatar, which is a whole 'nother kettle of alien fish.

** I actually doubt that most of the black male prison population in the United States is composed of assholes like James Kirk from the 2009 movie. I just wanted to point out the double standard, and how the stuff that gets people like him a reputation of being a troublemaker gets people like them destroyed. Fun to think about next time you take in an action flick starring anyone other than Will Smith~

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