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Why I fight...

OK, long, stupid rant time.

Long time readers of my journal and my close friends have probably come to learn the twisted form of self-masochism I have. I tend to be an emotional masochist... finding something that I know will upset me, I focus way too much attention to it. For the past 6 months or so... perhaps longer, I've been practicing another version of this... and it sickens me to my stomach.

When the Concerned Women of America (CWA) and the American Family Association (AFA) decided to start seriously targeting the SM Community, I took notice. I explored their websites, and even signed up for their weekly e-mail newsletters.

Now, when I first did this, I thought I had a rational reason. I wanted to see what the "enemy" was writing about us... that whole adage, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Well, they seem to have temporarily gone away. With 9/11, and the possible war with Iraq, their attention is pretty busy on other things. Yet, I still read them. In fact, I've broadened my list of sites that I keep up on.

And it sickens me. Sickens me to my core to see what vitriol is displayed, all with the "backing" of the bible and the church, according to them. But I think what frightens me even more than the content is the sheer hugeness of it all. There are so many sites, and so many organizations. They are incredibly well organized, well-funded, with clear, concise, daily updated websites.

What amazes me even more is that it seems to go unnoticed. How can the so-called liberal media sit back while all of this stuff is out there? We say we live in a PC society... some complain that it is too PC. Well... *looking back at the christian right websites*.... not from where I'm looking. Wow.

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petemosq
Jan. 7th, 2003 07:11 pm (UTC)
Your probably several shades of right. However like most groups of their ilk (or ours), they are preaching to their respective choirs. Most of mainstream America pays them no mind. Like most of them pay us no mind. And we like it that way. As for being too PC, well it hurts as much as helps. Personally, I don't like being selective about who has free speech. Bring em on. In the meantime here's something I read today that I found amusing. It's not on topic but it's close.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/49359p-46338c.html

dicsy
Jan. 7th, 2003 09:48 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who is Hindu. He has made the observation that Christians are predatory. For them there is only on "Right" way, their way, and they are bound by their God to bring the rest of the world into the "Light". At one point it was OK to torture people into converting the christianity, even if they died as a result of the torture, that was called the "Inquisition." You would think that kind of notion would have gone by the wayside, but I have found it to still exist, even in my own family.

But that is a different post.

Peace

fenowyn
Jan. 8th, 2003 12:58 am (UTC)
Hummm...
Boymeat... these people are nutballs. The reason the media spends no time on them is that every sane person recognizes them as such. And it's not worth getting into a fight with these types because they likely have nothing better to do than raise a ruckus defending their own beliefs.

I am worried about you though... if you're becoming a Concerned Woman of America... well... that's just *too* kinky for me! ;)
petemosq
Jan. 10th, 2003 11:24 pm (UTC)
Hey You!
Thanks fer the add sweets, guess you found me! (Like I was that hard to miss!) Enjoyed our talk the other day. (and I guess you did too). Welcome to the freakshow. :-)
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