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October 24, 2012


Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

Rob, good point. I DO indeed poke these assholes to enrage them. But I do so for a reason, and I think it's important to understand why I do it. You see, I know lots and lots of people who are afraid of the rightwing. I don't mean just a little bit afraid, but a whole LOTTA afraid! I know lots of folks right here in GF, which has a large Dem majority, who are afraid to even put up a yard sign! Can you believe that? I'm not joking. THAT'S how effective their hate tactics have been. The fear of the rightwing is palpable. These good decent folks are afraid of even writing a letter to the editor for fear of some kind of retribution. I kid you not. And that's very sad. I do NOT believe that intimidation has any part in our democracy.

So, part of the reason that I poke these dirty bastards with sticks is to show folks that hey, it's OK to voice your beliefs. I do so, and have been doing so for a long time. And not only do I voice my beliefs, but I purposely point out how crazy THEIR beliefs are. And I do so in a way as to make fun of them. To anger them. To enrage them and draw them out of their comfort zone and allow them to expose themselves for what they are in their anger. And they usually do so. Hence, I purposely antagonize them. And you know what? I'm still alive! Nuthin' happened! They haven't got me! For they're all talk.

I want people to understand that nothing is gonna happen to them for fighting back against the insanity. That is part of why I do what I do. That is why I use the techniques I use. People see me endlessly making fun of the wackjobs without any consequences what-so-ever. And then they think that maybe THEY can do it too! That it's OK to do so. That it's SAFE to do so. That maybe they CAN put up that yard sign, or write that letter to the ed, or show up and testify, for if the wackos were REALLY gonna get somebody, they would have attempted to get me long ago.

So yeah, I poke'em, and enjoy doing so. Maybe by poking the shit outta them, those more qualified will be emboldened to come outta the woodwork and do a much better job at countering their arguments than I can. I would love to have a reasoned, well-argued, intelligent debate with the nazis. But unfortunately, that is no always possible.

We all work for the same goals in different ways because we all have a little different way of viewing the world, and a little different set of life experiences. I wanted to post this here and not take up space at Cgirl's site. BTW, I hear what you wrote and understand completely.

Peace, bro.

Big Swede

On a related note the Akin/Claire race basically tied up. From Daily Caller.

"The Missouri Senate race between Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Rep. Todd Akin is a statistical tie, according to a poll released Friday.

The News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon, found McCaskill leading Akin 45 percent to 43 percent, with eight percent of voters still undecided with less than two weeks before election day.

That two point split is within the poll’s four point margin of error."

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/27/missouri-senate-race-statistically-tied/#ixzz2AcGNAoLA

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