Hate mail, I get hate mail; I get all kinds of lovely hate mail. The best one is from someone who's surfaced in the blogosphere before, to threaten Tim Blair
. (Wow, am I really in the same league as he, now?)
(AKA Les Ketchum) begins by sending me several photos of the rally yesterday at its mid-afternoon peak, which I missed:
This is what a real protest in Ottawa looked like, you fascist asshole...
I don't disbelieve it. I never claimed to cover the entire day, or be everywhere at once. That's what the mainstream media, with dozens of vans and cameramen, is for. I'm only one person, and got out of the crowd once it started looking violent.
I know you're desperately 'TRYING' to lie about what the protest in Ottawa looks like so that you can comfort your NEOCON friends across blogdom.
They don't need comforting. The anti-war movement, such as it is, is pretty laughable to begin with.
Stroke all the nazi cock you like, but the truth is the truth. And God... or karma... awaits those who BEAR FALSE WITNESS. You right wingers will lose. And we will stop your hard-on for New World Order or a Pax Americana.
I'm a non-ideological agnostic, thanks, and thus not particularly responsive to such accusations. But do
know how much I appreciate your concern for my soul; do you perhaps have some explanatory pamphlets on your path to salvation which I might peruse?
Plus, I'm calling up some of my friends up there and letting them know WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU ARE and what BULLSHIT YOU ARE SAYING. Thanks for including your bio in your blog, dipshit. Now I'm going to have my friends come and 'have a beer with you'. Talk some sense into you.
Cuz we sure frown upon seeing nazis, especially in our own yard.
So get out of MY TOWN, bitch. You're stinking up my beautiful city and country with your syphilis ridden, right wing, war-loving, upper class ass kissing fat fuck. But, please, enjoy having 'a few beers' with my friends.
They'll be over. Soon. We'll call.
If you'd read a bit closer, you'd notice that I blog pseudonymously. (That's a big word that means "under a false name," much as I expect you've sent this missive. Tit for tat, eh?)
I've been very careful to restrict the personal details I publish, precisely because of this sort of threat. If you or your friends should find me anyway, and assault me for my beliefs, well...it just proves me right in considering the lot of you violent and hateful, doesn't it? Are your arguments so weak that you feel the need to brutally silence those who disagree?
by the way, Paul Denton, I recommended to my friends to find a copy of 'Why I Hate Canadians' (is there such a thing, asswipe?) when they'll be DROPPING by. Which you seem love so much.
It's by Will Ferguson
, noted Canadian humourist, and also the author of Hokkaido Highway Blues, How to Be a Canadian, I Was a Teenage Katima-Victim, and multiple works of Canadian history. I already have a copy, thanks; you, however, would do well to read why he - severely proud of Canada - finds rabidly ignorant rabble-rousers like yourself so irritating.
It helps that I have a couple of buds at that very campus. Sweet.
Are they Poli-Sci majors, by any chance?
Ever actually, literally EATEN a whole book before?!
You are what you eat, right?!
Have you ever considered that you and your friends being this lucid might be precisely
the reason you've become marginalized?
I'm lovin' it.
You know, between the two of us, I'm the self-proclaimed consumer whore, and I'm not the one spouting McDonald's ad slogans.
Welcome to Canada, bitch. We will make you feel very, very, very, very welcome.
Welcome? Born at the Ottawa General, grew up in the east end of the Ottawa Valley, living in Centretown, attending U of O. What are your hometown credentials, mmm?
Oh, and I posted your blog and e-mail to several thousand INDYMEDIA blogs... since you're SUCH a fan.
As Winston Churchill said: "You have enemies? Good! That means you've stood up for something, some time in your life."
They were SO pleased with you making fun of them.
Excellent. I've always thought they seemed too serious. It's good to hear they're starting to lighten up.
By the way, INDYMEDIA was ALL over that protest, bitch.
If they were, they seemed to be a few dozen T-shirts short of making it visible.
Gordon: Grow up.
Feel free to offer a cogent argument for your cause (i.e., one that doesn't call anyone a Nazi, or use strings of ALL CAPS) at any time, however.