Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Nobody Wins

That's what Melissa McEwan said in the post announcing that she too, has resigned from the Edward's campaign.

There have been death threats. Threats against her life, and the lives of her family.

This behavior from crazed, yet craven Christiopathic bastards has driven good people from the marketplace of ideas. It has shown that a measured, decent response is not good enough to suit these people. They weren't satisfied by attacking things that might have been said, maybe even said in a better way, they took it straight to the young women involved and their families in a violent and personal way.

Young women were told that they should be raped, they should be beheaded, their corpses mutilated. They were told that their families should be forced to witness these outrages before the families themselves were then outraged.

It makes me want to puke. If this is the god they worship. If this is how a believer in their Jesus makes themself precious in the eyes of their lord. I'm glad to be an atheist.

The media is well up into this. I saw that racist fuck face Donohue spewing his charges of bigotry on MSNBC's Tucker (rhymes with Motherfucker) Carlson without an opposing view, with nothing but smirking joy from that bow-tied piece of shit.

The fact that a bigoted, sex-obsessed, hate monger like Bill Donohue could be on the national media lecturing people on morality is crazy making.

That only once, in the last week, only once was there somebody who pointed out his bigotry and history of viciousness.

Now Melissa has been threatened to the point where she must withdraw from working for a candidate that she truly believes in.

She tried to hang on. Bless her heart, she didn't want to let us down.

Melissa didn't let anyone down. I am proud to say that I call her a friend. A kindred spirit.

I encourage you to call Bill Donohue at 212-371-3191 and tell him that he must immediately and in no uncertain terms call off the attacks and threats. He won't because he is nothing but a bloated bag of hateful wind.

I am reading Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali right now. It is an eloquent, clear eyed memior by a young woman who grew up in the shadows of tribalism, female genital mutilation (which she describes in matter of fact plain language), a journey through devotion and belief in Islam (in her teens she proudly wore the hijab), into a life of reason.

It is a searing and brilliant look at the world we will all inhabit if we allow the like of Donohue to influence our debate.

Melissa, if you want to hide behind a cactus fence, you are welcome here



Blogger litbrit said...

Beautifully said, MB. We must all keep speaking out. There are two more years, and these idiots can't be allowed to derail the progress we all so badly want for the country.

They're obviously terrified. R was saying that much last night: they are scared shitless. They see the writing on the wall, and it has too many non-Christian, non-Caucasian names signed to it for their liking.

They're nothing but ignorant bullies, and they will lose, eventually. That they are already losers is plainly evident.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Shakespeare's Sister said...

Thank you, doll. *mwah*

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

i quoted the often misquoted and misrepresented Sun Tzu in one of my posts where he talks about "Men fight hardest from an indefensible position." it's very true. the israelis fight like demons possessed because they have nowhere to retreat. we fought the same way at dong ap bai because there was no where to go. if we had possessed an alternative, a line of withdrawal we would have taken that as soon as we realized that our less than 800 guys were facing a double brigade augmented by just about every irregular in the region. damn right we would have booked out of there. instead, we fought. we fought desperately and murderously, because we had no choices other than dying as soldiers or dying as prisoners.

they are scared indeed. they are the reasonable product of six years of the politics of fear. what the fuck else did they expect?

10:30 AM  
Anonymous shades said...

I am totally disappointed in Edwards' handling of this whole situation. I had supported him since I first heard him speak in 2003-that is no longer the case. He is another version of McCain-both are drivel.
I believe Shakes will eventually come out on top. She is too brilliant and talented not to.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Donohue makes me glad that I'm not Catholic (don't believe in organized religion or the gods they worship) and makes me wish that the wife and kid weren't. Here's my 2 cents - watch the lying motherfucker endorse Giuliani (who according to his beliefs should not be able to take communion according to Donohue if he applies the same standard he applied to Kerry).

12:46 PM  
Blogger BadTux said...

Pogo, it's nothing to do with Catholic or not (for the record, I'm Catholic). It's got everything to do with being a vile, woman-hating child-rapist-apologist monster. Being evil transcends religion.

11:49 AM  

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