14 April 2010

Cheer up

Enough of this dreary Confederacy/teabagger/Catholic Church stuff. Time for something cheerier.

People in San Francisco did a great counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist "God hates fags" Church, using signs parodying theirs. Found via Sue, who also reports on a plan to subvert the teabaggers from within.

While a few have been trying to honor traitors who fought to save slavery (but carefully pretending that that isn't quite what they're doing), others are working to build a memorial to the man who did more than any other to repair the damage done by slavery to this country. Found via TNLib.

Update: Watch this too -- great job by these school kids. Thanks to God Lizard for the link.

15 Comments:

Anonymous rita said...

I was delighted to see those WBC hatemongers get some back in such a creative way.
The teabagger subversion idea is great too.
Seeing that both of the above "ideologies"? are ridiculous, & border on the insane. Parody is the logical way to call attention to it.

Coos Counties teabagging nutjobs are planning their event tomorrow on the board walk in Coos Bay at 6:00 pm. It probably won't get much newspaper coverage. Unless someone dies or a riot breaks out.
Unlike some Counties we don't have a local paper with a right wing slant. We had a right wing newsletter that used to be found in places like the laundromat but it is now exclusively online.
I am sending you a copy of the Roseburg Beacon, you might find it amusing. It has it's following and is supported by advertisers with that particular slant.(it's existence is an interesting commentary on the direction local newspapers are going. I also picked up a stack of Jack Chick tracts for you that the bible thumpers where handing out, there might be one in there you don't have.

14 April, 2010 07:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Rita: The anti-WBC signs are great, aren't they? The possibilities are endless.

Coos Counties teabagging nutjobs are planning their event tomorrow on the board walk in Coos Bay at 6:00 pm. It probably won't get much newspaper coverage. Unless someone dies or a riot breaks out.

I suppose you could cover it -- might be interesting. I doubt anyone will die, unless it's a passing English teacher who has a heart attack because of their spelling.

Those Chick tracts are way cool. They're so far out that they're like dispatches from a parallel universe of some kind.

14 April, 2010 07:53  
Blogger Sue said...

Thanks Infidel! Yes, those signs are tooooo funny. I know NJ has loads of teabaggers but so far I haven't heard of any rallies near by, too bad cuz I would LOVE to go to one!

I'm really not sure if Levins idea will work but I'm sure they will have fun trying!

14 April, 2010 09:41  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mark Twain once said that the strongest weapon the human race has is laughter. Ridicule is probably our best bet against a phenomenon so inherently ridiculous.

14 April, 2010 09:51  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Laughing Squid piece .... The photo's alone made me bust out laughing and conclude that god just hate's humanity! :)

Thank You Sir ..........

14 April, 2010 11:33  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ultimate counter-protest sign: "GOD HATES EVERYTHING"

I liked the guy with a sign saying "I HAVE A SIGN" -- I mean, nobody can argue with him.

14 April, 2010 12:23  
Blogger godlizard (aka dotlizard) said...

These kids totally rocked their anti-Westboro protest, I love this video soooo much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEiwBCpiA0E

The huge crowd of happy, joyous kids vs. the little clump of hateful crazies on the opposite side of the street, it's just perfect. And so many people are coming up with so many creative ways to neutralize the hate.

14 April, 2010 12:54  
Anonymous amadmike1 said...

I'm with Mark Twain!

14 April, 2010 13:13  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

GL: Great video, thanks!

Mike: Usually the best place to be!

14 April, 2010 13:24  
Blogger tnlib said...

Thanks, Infidel. Put the video of Gunn students, teachers on my FB. Love to see whole communities get together to fight hate.

14 April, 2010 18:34  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Glad more people will get to see it -- hope the counter-protest idea will spread. Bullies hate it when people stand up to them.

14 April, 2010 18:54  
Anonymous rita said...

Today is Tax day & Tea Party rally day.
Tomorrow will be a Tea Party propaganda day when we will be subjected to their photo shopping skills and wild manipulations of numbers.

15 April, 2010 07:32  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I can hardly wait.....

15 April, 2010 12:17  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Great post, Infidel, I linked to the SanFran group as well. I needed some humor to counter the depressing hatemongers I saw at the Boston Common Tea Party gathering.

The overwhelming majority of young people there supported President Obama and ridiculed the inane signs the Tea Baggers held.

15 April, 2010 20:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

The most hopeful sign is that the haters have lost the young. Not absolutely all of them, but each generation is less prejudiced than the previous one.

16 April, 2010 04:17  

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