[FoRK] The Devils must be Crazy
gstock at nexcerpt.com
Fri Oct 7 11:26:58 PDT 2011
On 10/7/11 11:54 AM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> Golly gee, someone exaggerating analogies trying to support their lame
> argument. Saaaaaaaave us!
Exaggerating? That Westboro Baptist are dogmatic? Or that they're
When ~HAS~ "Ignore them and they'll go away" been a success against
their kind? Examples, please.
> Followed closely by not actually doing anything in person to rectify
> the problem. Thanks for that.
"Doing something "in person" would entail... what, exactly? A counter
protest wherever Westboro Baptists appears? You're already in a huff
that I even ~noticed~ them.
Short of proposing that I assassinate Phelps or some of his followers,
what sort of "actually doing anything" would you suggest?
I typically point out bullying when I observe it -- whether I'm in the
same room, or a thousand miles away. I've spoken to strangers on the
street about outrageous treatment of others; corrected peers in public
meetings about insinuating threats; written letters to the editor
chiding officials who abuse their position; contributed time and money
to causes that protect innocent children and animals from violence; and
confronted people -- including some carrying firearms -- over direct
actions they meant to threaten others' security.
Now and then, I blog about misuse of speech, money, and other forms of
power that diminish people who do not deserve such treatment. If you'd
like me to step it up, make a suggestion.
I'd love to hear your "actually doing" suggestions that also adhere to
your rule of not noticing -- or not letting them know they were noticed?
-- or whatever form of secrecy you seek. Maybe... I should just... pray
> Sadly there's no much room for "lolz" there.
That one's easy: I'm not laughing at ~my~ position -- I'm laughing at
> -----Original Message----- From: Gary Stock
> Sent: Friday, October 07, 2011 11:35 AM
> To: Friends of Rohit Khare
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] The Devils must be Crazy
> On 10/6/11 2:51 PM, Bill Kearney wrote:
>>> http://blog.nexcerpt.com/2011/10/06/jobs-funeral/ The mind boggles.
>> Worse that otherwise intelligent people give the nutjobs an audience.
> Golly gee, yes -- coz that whole "Ignore them and they'll go away"
> approach has been such a ~resounding~ success against dogmatic
> fundamentalists throughout history. lolz
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