Monday, January 19, 2009

Facilitating Dreams of Stormy Portent

From Beetlebabee:

Martin Luther King had a dream…..but not all dreams aim as high as his did. Some aim a little closer to home:

“I had a dream. In it I saw HATEFUL actions, but of course I would NEVER advocate any of them.
In my dream the LDS Temple, as well as Catholic and Christian Right churches were vandalized daily since gays decided they all have WAY TOO MUCH MONEY if they can purchase H8 and demonize gays; businesses who supported PROP 8 were also vandalized for the same reason.
White powder shows up in tithing envelopes.
People spray-painted HATE or H8 on the sidewalks outside with arrows pointing towards gay-hating church doors.
Death threats and bomb scares disrupted H8 church services every Sunday across the USA.
I am NOT advocating these measures…..but they would not surprise me either.”

These are the words of one deranged and slightly off-kilter commenter who frequents this site and who obviously has some fairly intense emotional build-up over the passage of proposition 8.
Now, imagine this guy knew you, not personally, but imagine he knew you donated money to the p8 political campaign and decided you had deeply and personally offended him? Imagine he decided to make it personal in return? Imagine he knew where you lived, had your street address, including how to get there— and imagine all this information was freely provided on the internet for no other purpose than to harass you?
Welcome to where we provide the h8 maps for you to vent your hate! Welcome every crazy, loony whack-job and thrill seeker! If you don’t like how the election turned out, take your frustration out on your good neighbors who voted for it!
Sounds pretty American doesn’t it? (more)

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