The Westboro Baptist Church did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit after announcing they would picket the funerals of the murdered children in Newtown. Someone posted “you are irrelevant” and people started signing on to it. Keep scrolling down to see the response. There’s at least one issue humanity can agree on.
Anonymous released the personal information of Westboro members, which is being celebrated as some sort of internet victory, but harassing members of WBC does nothing. They don’t lobby for guns, set mental health policy, or kill people. They’re complete scum. But spend your energy on something else. What they are planning in Newtown is so unconscionable and offensive I’m actually worried someone will lose it and hurt one of them.
I don’t publish that much writing, so I’d thought I’d at least mention Salon published my piece on the Ryan Lanza Facebook imbroglio. In case you want to, I don’t know, read it on their site or something.
Now that we’re trotting out our old gun control arguments, such as “guns don’t kill people, people do!” I thought I’d re-post an oldie from back before many people were reading my work.