Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.
I mean, what can you say about a bunch of people whom even the KKK brands as, and I quote... "Hatemongers". There aren't enough spoons in the world for this amount of irony.
Anonymous has posted personal data of many members of the Westboro Baptist Church and is promising to shut down the religious sect after it announced plans to protest the funerals of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week. "We have unanimously deemed your organization to be harmful to the population of the USA …
Wasn't there a case a few years back when the KKK got permission to stage a demonstration march, but near to the time decided to cancel it? The cops had prepared to police the event, and when the KKK called it off, the cops decided to sue them for the cost of their unnecessary preparation: The KKK were sued for NOT putting on racist march!
(I know this because it formed part of my post-doctorate in "What some bloke told me down the pub", so please correct me if wrong)
Anonymous might be able to shut down WBC's servers for a while, but they won't succeed at stopping their protests.
Given that WBC ignore rational argument (obviously there is no connection between homosexuality and the murder of innocent children), a better strategy might be for everyone to just ignore them. Just blank them at their protests, give them no media attention, don't sue them and eventually they may give up. This is the strategy that was adopted by the media after several terrorist groups in Iraq captured Westerners and threatened to behead them.
Another possibility is that the WBC could be agents trying to provoke a public outcry against themselves, working on behalf of forces who would like the law changed to curtail freedom of speech. The strategy of ignoring them would avoid falling into any such trap.
Another possibility is that the WBC could be agents trying to provoke a public outcry against themselves, working on behalf of forces who would like the law changed to curtail freedom of speech.
No, they're vigorous defenders of free speech. They're method of operation is
1) show up at a funeral and behave as vulgarly as possible
2) wait for some upset family member to beat the crap out of them
3) sue for assault
4) never have a real job because the income from your lawsuits allows you to live a comfortable life.
It works well for them, sadly.
While the UK is one of the few countries not to have a single written constitution, you are mistaken if you think that means we do not have one. We do have one it's just a little hard to track it down. It's made up from the Magna Carta, the bill of rights, the settlement act, the parliament acts etc.
The group, which has barely 100 (mostly family) members, also has a lucrative sideline in suing those who attack them, of whom there are many.
Sideline? Isn't that actually what they're about? The more people they provoke, the more opportunities to keep the money rolling in.
Why would you need to be anonymous to against this group is beyond me. If I lived in the states I would happily break a few windows at the church, or to put it another way - put the church beyond economical repair.
*I use the word church in a loose meaning, as whilst it is a congregation of fucktard minded twazzocks it isn't a collection of people striving for world peace.
Their church (I'm not going to blame the building for the people who use it as a base of operations) has been bombed at least twice (it was twice last time I checked, years ago). It failed to shut them up. In fact, if anything it's made them more obnoxious since they occasionally play the martyr card because of the bombings.
While there may be people who genuinely adhere to this WBC insanity, it perversely distracts from the issue at hand.
The appearance of such a group acts conveniently like those odd persons from Porlock, no?
The WBC may illustrate some of the dangerous undercurrents that shape a society which witnesses frequent slaughter of the innocents. Otherwise they should be treated with the contempt they so clearly deserve
When you use a text-to-speech program, sometimes you need to deliberately misspell words so that they are pronounced correctly.
Take "defaming", for instance, which text-to-speech often (and in the video) renders as "defamming".
Use "defaiming" instead, and you're likely to get a better result.
I'm suprised that no one has lobbied for WBC's status as a charitable organisation/religion hasn't been revoked yet. No shortage of history of that in the USA and there is little doubt that it could be proved that they aren't christians, let alone baptists. I've known a lot of baptists/methodists and whilst they are largely gullible religious types they don't generally have a nasty bone in their bodies and spend a lot of time spreading their "message of reconciliation, peace and love". I don't think WBC fits that image at all.
But, seeing as they haven't been rejected by society and the church yet, I have some advice for the Anons from Machievelli..
"If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."
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