Thursday, February 07, 2008

wbc sucks

Good As You has a video up that is worth watching, so I've borrowed it. Warning: Westboro Baptist Church related nastiness though not too much as the good guys win in the end

I'd say the video seems fairly obviously a product of Westboro, though they do attempt to make it seem like a news story. I'll let you pick out the subtle hints that point this out.

One thing that stood out to me is how big a failure their attempts are at the evilest place in Kansas. If I believed in a god these asshats would be pushing me even farther away from wanting to know him/her.

Finally, what stood out even more was the patriotic feeling I got watching the men and women counter protesting by hiding the asshats and their hateful signs with rows of the US flag. I actually got a little emotional watching the stars and stripes used for good.


audrey said...

When we buried my Dad, my brother was afraid these asshats might show up. Dad was a Navy vet. They had bigger fish to fry anyway, I'm sure.

So, since Dad was a vet, and an officer, he was entitled to his honour guard and 21 gun. The nearest base sent over about a dozen shockingly young men.

I thought I was so jaded about that patriotic bullshit, but you know what? I was able to keep it together until the moment they pulled that flag off his coffin and started folding it. I just lost it. I cried like you wouldn't believe, and if you knew me IRL, you'd have been shocked at the display.

But, I did cry. Something about the symbolism of it all... it was just bred into the fiber of my being.

jimmycity said...

This was most definitely made by the vermin. Just gross.

Michele said...

Well there's nothing wrong with loving your country a little. I think it's basically a good one. Of course you can take that with a grain of salt from me since I'm one of those evil conservatives:)

samuel said...

Durned ol' evil conservatives!

I love my country a lot, Michele, and I honestly don't think the conservatives are to blame for where we find ourselves lately. I also don't think the evil currently in charge could be accurately described as conservative. I think too many people who push their interpretation of the Bible onto us all have befouled the truth of conservative belief.

I do think that we need to find a center between the far left and the far right, a place where we can all agree to work for what is best for everyone. At the same time I think both sides need to admit that certain things are not up to them to decide, like equality.

Everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. deserves the same chance at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not to mention a reasonable chance at a reasonable wage and basic medical care. And I think most people could agree with those things if we weren't constantly being prodded to emotional decisions by single minded politicians and/or media and/or religious figures forcing their interpretation of a book we don't all believe in.

Michele said...