Allen Critic S. R. Sidarth Exposed
Update: I understand some are questioning the point of this post, so please allow me to clear this up from my point of view. The Washington Post has been showing us this sensitive, hurt young man named SR Sidarth for a week. Now, we find out that Sidarth is fully capable of using the death of another individual, who also happened to be Hispanic, as a means of feeding his ego and touting his school. That really is not disputable if you read the thread Sidarth himself started and followed.
In essence, this allegedly sensitive young man had no problem exploiting the actual death of another individual for some props and yuks. Now, where is the sensitivity in that? My point in addressing Reyes ethnicity is because it is a fact of the story and said ethnicity did not give Sidarth pause. So, how sensitive is he really to the issues of race when it comes to others? Obviously, not very.
But I am addressing his obvious lack of sensitivity, not calling him a racist. Frankly, I think mocking a young man’s death is just a bit more repugnant than calling someone a silly name. And if you wish to suggest he wasn’t mocking the man’s death by posting that story so it could be held up to ridicule, then you need to either read the thread, or consider extending that same generousity to Senator Allen. Because in Sidarth’s case, holding up Reyes’ death to ridicule is precisely what was done.
And no one can even agree on the origin of the word to conclude it was racist. If Allen is going to hang for being insensitive, SR Sidarth is not worthy of tightening the noose given his own grossly insensitive actions in initiating the thread at issue.
After several days of prominent hammering, The Washington Post re-visits the Macaca story yet again today; however it now appears Allen critic S. R. Sidarth isn’t quite what he seems.
Fairfax Native Says Allen’s Words Stung
The remark stung the young man of Indian descent. What hurt more, Sidarth said, was when Allen gave him a sarcastic welcome to his own country, his birthplace even. It was too ironic, he thought. "I was born and raised in Fairfax County, and he’s from California," said S.R. Sidarth, wearing khaki shorts, a yellow short-sleeve shirt and flip-flops a week after the incident during an interview at the campaign headquarters of Allen’s opponent, Democrat James Webb.
Such a poor victim, this S. R. Sidarth, who apparently has no problem painting VA Senator Allen as cruel. So, I wonder where was this new found sensitivity of Sidarth’s when he began this discussion thread on a UVA posting board by making fun of an Hispanic William and Mary student’s death?
Senior Alex Reyno died Tuesday after jumping into the Crim Dell as he was leading a tour for the Office of Admissions. It was Reyno’s last tour, and he apparently jumped into the water to celebrate the event.
"He’d told people that he was going to jump in the water, and he did," Vice President for Student Affairs Sam Sadler said. "It was his last tour, and he was going to do something different that would be memorable … Regrettably, it took his life."
Here’s one of the first responses to Sidarth’s post – pardon the language:
Date: March 28th, 2006 1:17 AM
wow you kids are sick fucks. that was a freak accident – i know people who’ve back-flipped into the crim dell while blacked out and come out fine…he just had shitty joss that day.
in all honesty, I can’t believe you guys use a dead student to further points. jeezus fucking a
The thread and a subsequent comment from Sidarth touting UVA makes it clear our gentle Sidarth had no trouble mocking an Hispanic individual’s death to prop up his college and himself. Now, while working for the Webb campaign, he’s suddenly become overly sensitive to an Allen remark? Gee, imagine that. Here’s the thread.
Date: March 28th, 2006 6:28 AM
Author: S.R. Sidarth
Al Groh left the NFL to coach UVA