Monday, June 10, 2013
The anger and violence of Immigration Bill supporters is instantly evident when you post the slightest comment not in favor of their bill.
Just responding to a Pro-Immigration post from Obama's Twitter means instant vitriol from illiterate, angry users, like this from Joshua Swearengin:
"Douchebag, the majority of people on welfare on Non-Urban, Whites. I hope the next plane you fly crashes."
Nice! Plus, you get barely intelligible posts like this from Jessica, who's of course too much of a coward to post her last name:
"hes white tho hell never understand where we are coming from since he had it all from mommy & daddy."
And, of course, you will always be called a racist, and everything else in the book. So, what was my "horrible" comment? This: "Only if they repay, with interest, all the free money they and their children, have received since coming here."
When you are dealing with the Pro-Immigration Bill crowd, you are dealing with Latinos here illegally who are angry and who believe they are entitled to American citizenship because they crossed a border. They don't believe that they should have to earn it or work for it. And, their strategy is to beat down anyone who offers the slightest opposition to what they want. And, if you're not dealing with them, you're dealing with just plain crazy people!
The trick is that, instead of stopping those of us with questions or criticisms, it will only embolden us. So, too bad, guys, it didn't work!
Article: Nancy Brinker's High Salary Angers Advocates After Komen Fundraising Drops, Charity Walks Canceled - The Huffington Post
The Susan G. Komen Foundation's CEO is raking in the cash, much more than CEO's of other charities of similar scope. And, what vexes supporters especially is that her high salary is in counterpoint to lower fundraising by Komen, and the cancellation of walks in high-profile cities.
Komen made a decision to become an anti-women's-health organization when they first decided to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, money that would have helped with mammograms and prevent cancer. Even though they reversed later, people knew where they really stood, the reversal only being because of public pressure.
So, there should be no surprise that people are bailing and going elsewhere. There is an organization called the American Cancer Society (you might have heard of it!). Having somewhat-redundant organizations like Komen are now rightly being seen as unneeded.
Komen has shown itself prior to this controversy to be more a marketing organization than a charity, self tasked to get its logo on anything and everything possible. The charity aspect has always been secondary.
Now, more people are seeing that there are better places to spend their time and energy than Komen. And, rightfully so.