Sunday, February 20, 2005

Hate Mail

As an opinionated woman of color (pasty-pink to be exact), I've gotten a few hate emails since I've started blogging, from psycho-Christians who insist I'm going to hell because I fuck my HUSBAND and write about it, to left-wing moonbats who in the name of tolerance and diversity also insist I'm going to hell as soon as they fuck me in the ass and slit my throat.

The decent folks with talent, intelligence, and other skills (not that I'm including myself, necessarily) must not be intimidated by these wastes of skin and air. I know Kristin has other reasons to stop blogging (namely that it has become tedious for her) and that is fine. No one should feel pressure either to blog or not to blog (Shakespeare anyone?). But it makes me angry to think that some one-hand typing, mouth-breathing freak with his dick in his hand (male or female) can intimidate a good writer and intelligent person into stopping something that they love.

No matter what our race, religion, politics, etc. I would stand up for any blogger who has been respectful, regardless. We're a self-policing society, so to speak - we make our own justice. We are also on the forefront of an amazing time brought about by an incredible medium - one where the average person regardless of his personal beliefs has a real voice that can be heard without censorship. So in that spirit, I say we post our hate mail and let our community render judgment. For what it's worth, I will never let the toe-sucking morons have the last word. It's in our hands folks.

Thank you, and goodnight.

1 comment:

OTHER COMMENTS said...

On : 2/21/2005 6:50:10 AM elliott (www) said:


Hate mail is such a blessing at my blog. Not only do I post it for the world to see but, I get to make fun of their spelling.
Fucking retards...

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On : 2/21/2005 7:19:08 AM Danny (www) said:


reminds me of maddox:

http://maddox.xmission.com/

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On : 2/21/2005 9:30:18 AM Ciggy (www) said:


Going to hell for having sex with your husband. I knew there was a reason the xian fundies gave me gas.

And loonie lefties, yeah, that's "tolerance" and "diversity" for 'em. They tolerate nothing that they don't agree with, and allow no diversity of thought, at all.


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On : 2/21/2005 9:59:46 AM angi (www) said:


Well said Zelda, well said.

The hate mail that seems to be spreading like the flu, has really ruined blogging for a lot of people. Which really stinks. I like our blog family, and hate to lose its members. I have this routine I start at the bottom of my blog roll and work my way up, every day. It's just not right to click on a link,a nd see the "goodbye" post. Just not right at all.

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On : 2/21/2005 10:22:23 AM allison (www) said:


well - i'm one of those loonie lefties...but i'll stand up forever for you to post whatever the bloody hell you want to on your own damn blog.

if everyone thought the same way - how boring would things be?! and i'm with you on that it pisses me off - and all hate mail should totally be posted ... and another blog that i read knows how to track the IP back to exactly where the post/email came from - and he posts that too.

gotta love that.

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On : 2/21/2005 10:24:20 AM Zelda (www) said:


Elliot - It really is such fun.

Danny - Maddox cracks me up. I think he's crazy like a fox.

Ciggy - The christian who wrote me that email was upset because because I used the fuck word even though I was speaking of it in the context of being married and what all. Whatever. She was a dork. The other person actually threatened violence. I saved the email and I may post it.

Hate mail makes me rejoice. It means at the very least that I've written something interesting. Like I said, the loons will never get the last word.


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On : 2/21/2005 10:27:15 AM Zelda (www) said:


Allison - Absolutely. But you are not a loonie leftie as long as you hold the opinion that people are allowed their own opinion without fear of violence. And expose expose expose everything.(except your fun bits or you might get arrested).

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On : 2/21/2005 11:19:41 AM Jethro (www) said:


Those who are too stupid to not use logic, reasoning, and facts in their arguments are intellectually dishonest. If you disagree with someone, fine. Make an argument. Convince reasonable people that you're right. Driveby attacks accomplish the exact opposite. So, I agree with you. Post your hate mail to show the lack of maturity of those who disagree with you. Bring more people to your side.

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On : 2/21/2005 12:23:17 PM Inanna (www) said:


I just wanna write. I wanna read what other's write, regardless of whether or not I agree. Sometimes I comment if I don't agree, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I leave it alone since its not going to change anything. Hate mail? You're allowed to categorize your and Jethro's relationship anyway you want. He is your husband. YOUR husband. Whatever. Post it. Please, appall me.

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On : 2/21/2005 12:33:01 PM Ciggy (www) said:


Allison, if you allow diversity of thought you do cease to be a "loonie lefty" and transform into a "THINKING leftie".



I myself am left of center on many things, though overall I'd call myself Independant. It's mainly in foreign policy where I'm "on the right".



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On : 2/21/2005 12:33:53 PM micki (www) said:


Well said. I came across trash's post today first. Same thing, different site. It amazes me that people think they have the right to judge someone else. Tolerance and compromise is what makes the world go 'round. Fighting, accusing, what have you only stops the process of getting things done.
I hope you do get to write that other blog. I think it would be interesting to see what you think of that issue. However, I am going to respect your not wanting to talk about it hear. Let us know if you get to do it.

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On : 2/21/2005 1:05:23 PM Gooch (www) said:


I should post about controversial issues more often. I feel left out. No hate mail.

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On : 2/21/2005 1:23:00 PM Zelda (www) said:


Jeth - So right, babe.

Inanna - You and I probably agree (politically) 50-60% of the time and we don't hate each other at all. When you come to visit we'll quit shaving our armpits and start singing kum-bay-yah. But seriously, I liked Inanna's blog instantly.

Ciggy - I recommend your blog for honest, thoughtful debate. You are the perfect example of a legitimate blogger. You thoughtfully consider everyone's opinion and you argue with their facts, and never resort to personal name-calling. That's why I enjoy it so much.

Micki - I spoke to the guy in charge of the project today. I think it's a go. And I'd get to travel to D.C. at least once a month. Whoohoo! I will let you know when and if I get things up and running, but I won't really debate it here because it is time consuming and emotional and I will get bogged down in it, and that wasn't really the reason I started blogging.

Gooch - You know you've arrived when you've gotten your first hate email. But people seem to dislike me no matter what I write. I got hate email over my post on the Texas government enacting draconian food rules on the public schools. I mean come on. I still fail to see how not wanting the government to interfere with something like that makes me a Nazi.

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On : 2/21/2005 5:03:42 PM tblue (www) said:


ditto on the dickmail. why read blogs you don't like when you can write whatever you want on yours for free?

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On : 2/21/2005 5:15:56 PM Greg (www) said:


I guess I would actually have to post to get hate mail! Send 'em my way !

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On : 2/21/2005 5:15:58 PM Zelda (www) said:


tblue - because it's always easier to tear down stuff you don't like than come up with something on your own. You'd need a brain stem to accomplish that.

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On : 2/21/2005 5:16:39 PM Zelda (www) said:


Yeah, Greg. Where are you?

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On : 2/21/2005 6:50:28 PM Jack (www) said:


Right on.

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On : 2/21/2005 7:08:25 PM Jeanette (www) said:


I've toyed with going live again and saying to hell with the bitch. Putting a warning up that if I get hate email or hate comments, I'll post them. The thing that I've struggled with is that I don't necessarily want my blog to be their forum.

Are they bullies or idiots or both? Bullies don't like someone who stands up for themselves, idiots don't care.

I don't know. Just some thoughts rambling around in my brain.

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On : 2/21/2005 7:30:39 PM Zelda (www) said:


Jeanette - being married to my husband has made me privy to some really cool information. There may be a solution at hand.

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On : 2/21/2005 9:04:06 PM Johnnie Walker (www) said:


I love hate mail. Unfortunately I don't get enough of it for some reason. I think I've scared off both the hardcore right and left.