Thursday, June 03, 2010
A History of Non-Violent Violence
OPPOSING THE ATTEMPTED GENOCIDE OF A DARKER GROUP OF PEOPLE AGAINST A LIGHTER GROUP IS RACIST. Yesterday I found the most offensively, repugnantly honest Twitterer on the internet. Shake your tolerant fist at Joshua Treviño:
The rage of the #flotilla fanatics against Barack Obama makes me think good thoughts about him for the first time since 2004.
7:56 PM Jun 1st via TweetDeck
Uh, we have #flotilla folks on tape chanting about the death of Jews: RT @historyscientis Supporting #flotilla is opposing terrorism.
10:33 PM Jun 1st via Twittelator
Dear anyone: Don't elect genocidal Islamists and then complain to me about collective punishment. This is why you can't have nice things.
10:37 PM Jun 1st via Twittelator
Only been to Israel once, in '04. Met a guy wounded in '73. Bled into the Golan earth. Started a farm where his blood claimed the land.
10:44 PM Jun 1st via Twittelator
Just imagine if the #flotilla fanatics put half their energy into improving basic civil society in the Muslim world. Now imagine unicorns.
8:38 AM Jun 2nd via Twittelator
The problem isn't that Gazans are miserable. The problem would be if they were content. Living under a genocidal regime SHOULD be miserable.
about 24 hours ago via Twittelator
QED: RT @D3sdenova: You're f------ delusional. You're not going to propagandize educated irate people.
about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck
As an American, I am outraged my tax dollars go to Israeli defense! I prefer they go to Israeli offense. #flotilla
about 12 hours ago via TweetDeck
As the Twittering kids say, SMH. Clearly, the conservative blogosphere doesn't realize that peace activists-- real peace activists-- have an illustrious history of violence. Clubbing, lynching, and stun grenades are time-honored tools of passive resistance. We've prepared a little slideshow to bring you troglodytes up to speed.
The Peace Corps has a proud tradition of armed humanitarianism. In this 1988
photo, a volunteer spreads .44 caliber justice across Southeast Asia, giving new
meaning to the Obama neologism "corpseman." Oh my twittering tweetifications.
The Rev. Martin Luther King displays his necklace of human teeth at an NAACP
keynote in the early 60s. Dr. King was known for falling upon his enemies like a
terrible thunder and yanking out their teeth with a pair of rusty pliers he carried
in his back pocket. Notable teeth shown here once belonged to Alabama governor
George Wallace, convicted segregationist arsonist J. B. Stoner, and Democratic
U.S. Senator Robert Byrd. Nothing like the mellifluous eloquence of a Klan wizard.
Stories that Gandhi's home was constructed entirely out of the bones of British
loyalists were long belived to be only myth and hagiography, until a fire at the
house-turned-Gandhi Memorial Center proved them correct. Environmentalists
praised Mahatma's forward-thinking sustainability. And his no-briefs sensuality.
A modern-day Mata Hari, Mother Teresa used a combination of kung-fu,
exotic Oriental poisons, and raw sexuality to combat the forces of poverty.
Before his union advocacy gained traction, labor organizer Cesar
Chavez would fight for fair wages one employer at a time. Few
honchos dared to rise to a Chavez challenge to "throw hands."