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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_Hickboy, Apr 27, 2011.
BLACKFIVE: Westboro Baptists Defeated
I hope all communities, towns and cities take note of how to handle Fred Phelps and his band of idiots.
One up for the US of A.
I didn't see a thing, just a few citizen's being neighborly in the South.
"What, that guy over there with the bloodied lips, black eyes, and boot-shaped bruises on his body? I didn't see nothing happen to him. That's how he looked when he got outta his car. Must falled down the stairs or something."
I'm torn by this story. I def feel a sense of justice as I was in the service and went to many a funeral for my fellow shipmates. And part of mr really gets happy at knowing that those this of people were stopped from disgracing a servicemen funeral. But the means by which they enacted their form of justice I can't quite seem to reconcile within myself. Part of me says "sometimes you have to fight fire with fire" or "sometimes good men must take the law into their hands to protect the innocent" but by doing things this way did we or they somehow undermine our legal system or the fairness of the constitution, or lack there of. I'm happy things happened the way they did but in my gut it just doesn't sit right. (This is just my opinion and a shaky one at that. I do not mrs any offense just speaking my thoughts outloud and hoping to hear an echo or maybe some other point of view that would help me to better understand myself and/or the situation) Again I will say good on them for keeping a sacred ceremony clear of those with ill intent.
You are right of course. But there are those who will pervert beyond the point of acceptability our tolerance of their rights to freedom of speech.
The Phelps family seem to wish to live by some bastardisation of Levitican law. I believe that they have the right to do this, but I do not believe that they have any right to shit on others in the process.
Hooray for violence and police corruption! Woo!
This reminds me of something you posted on another thread, Drifter, about your right to say "the Cowboys suck!" to a redneck in Dallas and expect police protection.
The trouble with religious zealots is that any attention they get, even negative, they will interpret as reinforcing their position. Now they are martyrs.
I asked whether I could have the right to say it AND have the right to expect police protection.
I have my personal ethics, I don't expect everyone to share them.
You have that right. :love:
I tend to agree with that viewpoint about them becoming martyrs now. How could they, the townsfolk, have done things differently? I ask myself this many times about such issues. But to be honest I can't think of any other way to handle it. That is most likely in part due to my upbringing and my general nature to react instead of plan ahead. Something I'll probably be working on forever lol.
You have no heart, no soul, and if you have a sense of justice at all, it's borrowed. From the wrong people.
I would say if it's borrowed from anywhere, it's from the generally accepted ideas about human rights of the 21st century.
That church should be shot down for hate speech, and her members imprisoned. I have seen the documentary made by Louis Theroux. But the people who have beaten the member of their church should be in jail, too. It`s bigotry to condemn violence only when it suits you.
Fuck "generally accepted" It's the stuff American Idol is made of.
I didn't see anything. But I did hear that P.T.(The Donald) Trump, potential GOP candidate for President, has unanimously taken credit for for nothing happening that day.