This Is Why Our Founding Fathers Fought For Free Speech?
This, just below, is a partial screenshot of one of numerous pieces of spam posted on my site yesterday by those who seek to punish and intimidate me for posting speech unapproved by "progressives." The one like this I pasted into a Word document added up to 27 pages, and 64,478 characters.
(And please note, this tiny snippet of the spam pictured above isn't a comment made by me despite my name at the bottom; it was just left on my site in my name by one of the tiny thugs; apparently from some proxy server in the Netherlands.)
My question: Was the reason our founding fathers fought for free speech really so tiny little thugs who call themselves "progressives" can foil any possibility of it on the websites of anyone whose opinions they disagree with?
The "progressives" at SadlyNo! didn't like my thoughts on a woman named Tarika Wilson, an unwed mother who had six daddyless children with five different drug dealers, and had then taken up with another, and was then shot and killed in a SWAT raid on her house.
Now, I don't like our drug laws, and I think it's reprehensible to do a SWAT raid on a house with six children on it, but that wasn't the main focus of my blog post. As I wrote:
...the fact remains that the police generally don't seek to break down the doors of homes of women who've had five boyfriends who are all, say, accountants, architects, or managers at Subway.
The SadlyPathetic's were irate that I didn't write it their way. I told one of their commenters, if they wanted a different angle on the story, they were free to go open their own blog and have at it. (Whoops...did I forget to kowtow?)
Meanwhile, I wrote, in response to Wilson's uncle's comment that she was "respected" for taking "great care" of those kids:
Maybe if the community disrespected women who live this sort of lifestyle she would've been less likely to get knocked up six times by a bunch of drug dealers, then taken up with yet another.
And excuse me, but on what planet does bringing six daddyless children in the world, and allowing a drug dealer around them add up to "great care" for one's kids?
To clear up a major sticking point of the tiny little thugs, even after I explained numerous times (they're not interested in the facts): My use of the word "litter" isn't a racist attempt to "dehumanize" black women. I have used the term for various women who have many children, including Catholics, rich white women, and Muslims.
Clearly, my problem is with people who put out, well, litters of children, as I think it's quite difficult to care adequately for one to three children, let alone six, and especially if you are an unwed mother who's had those children with five different drug dealers, and left them daddyless, as I know how essential fathers are to a child's well-being.
This, apparently, is thinking unapproved by the "progressives" at SadlyNo! But instead of merely posting a critical blog item on it, a mob of their commenters rushed over to punish me (apparently, they do this to anyone they do not agree with who is not a flaming lefty) by mucking up my comments section with posts that said nothing, but all used the same in-joke pseudonym.
Next, the tiny little thugs started putting up comments in my name and regular commenters's names, even using the word "nigger" in one of those posts -- as if that commenter had said it. That's straight defamation, and completely disgusting.
Finally, after I started deleting comments that were clearly from people sent over here to be part of a mob to punish me for speech unapproved by the liberalocracy, the tiny thugs started posting huge spam posts like the one above -- also in my name -- from proxy servers in Germany, etc.
Meanwhile, these creepy little fascists, who'd surely insist they're for free speech, didn't just post numerous pieces of spam on my site. Glenn Sacks, a fathers' rights blogger who blogged about what was happening to me, was attacked as well.
You know the drill: "Mustn't have unpermitted speech! Must go after anyone who doesn't say what we say they should say, or who agrees with anyone who doesn't speak only in approve 'progressive'-ese!" Nice.
The day before, a friend e-mailed me that she was disgusted that the commenters from SadlyNo! were posting that I was ugly and looked like a man as a way to punish me for my unapproved speech.
Of course, she wrote that before they started trying to shut my comments section down with these vast spam posts from proxy servers. I wrote back:
I only wish they were just calling me ugly and saying I looked like a man. My site is under this major attack. After I blocked the in-joke pseudonym they were using, and they could no longer leave shill comments to muck up my comments section, they started leaving spam and nonsense character posts thousands of words long. And this after a bunch of the tiny little thugs spent a good deal of time Friday posting lies on my Wikipedia page, which Wikipedia had to lock.
And you know, I'm thinking I'm proud to be accused of being like a man. I love men, especially my boyfriend, and respect a lot of men, and I guess they're saying that because I'm acting like I have balls. "And thanks for noticing," I suppose I should say.
This comment makes it quite clear (as if I didn't know) that the intention by the mob from SadlyNo! is to punish me for my speech:
Well, Amy, You've spent an otherwise enjoyable Sunday bearing the consequences of running your mouth first and thinking second. It couldn't happpen to a more deserving person.
Immy Kant 188.8.131.52
Yes, we have a typical commenter applauding the speech squashers -- from a University of Rochester I.P. address, no less. Yes, let's have that free exchange of ideas that universities are supposed to be about -- oh, except if you don't have the APPROVED set of ideas, except if you don't think what we "progressives" think is okay.
Is this really what it means to be a "progressive"?
As for "bearing the consequences" -- none of these yahoos burned down my house or ran over my dog. I sat at the computer eating a gourmet lunch and drinking some lovely wine this afternoon, and then went out to try to help at a traffic accident in my neighborhood. I have technology for dealing with tiny little thugs, and it's being employed.
The worst thing about this for me is learning how naive I've been in pooh-poohing right-wingers when they tell me how the real fascists are on the left. Again, I take people as individuals, but I've learned that there are a whole lot of people who call themselves "progressives" and "liberals" who see speech they disagree with not as a reason to speak out themselves, but as a reason to work very hard to intimidate the person who's spoken from speaking their mind again.
Furthermore, let me say most emphatically, I didn't "run my mouth first and think second." I meant every word I said. And I've come to that thinking over years of reading about the value of fathers and problems in the black community.
The sad thing is, my anger at the way teen motherhood in any community, but especially the black community is just "yeah whatever-ed" comes from a sense of what's possible for all people, and frustration that a lack of expressed values is leading to children being born into poverty and raised to continue the cycle...and, in part, because the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world, and ordinary people, too, are too smart to do what I've done: say, "Hey, this is wrong," and surely lose their entire income pronto, from all those people who prefer to focus on how victimized blacks are (and there is victimization of blacks) rather than how blacks victimize themselves.
You don't have much control over other people who victimize you. What you do have control over is how you live your life, and how you raise your children to live theirs.
Okay, you're an 18-year-old girl in the inner city. If you're going to have sex, who do you have sex with? A drug dealer? Okay, let's say nobody's ever mentioned that's a bad idea, or not strongly enough so it actually sinks in, and let's say you're naive, dumb even, and you get pregnant. Happens to teens of all races and socio-economic backgrounds. So...you've messed up, given birth as an unwed mother to one child. What to do, what to do? Have six more, with five different drug dealers, then take up with a sixth drug dealer, or...?
Or...here's an excerpt from the advice I gave a young girl whose skin color I didn't know, who was seven months pregnant by her porn nut boyfriend:
You might look into having somebody adopt your child -- unless there's been some miracle and the guy is now a great man and father of the year to be. What should be primary is what the best interest of the child is, and I have to tell you, I wouldn't have children myself, but my close friends and neighbors have them, and it's a two-parent job, to say the least. Are you going to leave the kid with daddy and hope he doesn't leave her face down in the bathtub when he gets engrossed in some particularly juicy porn? -Amy Alkon
This is all about the children, and I take a woman like Tarika Wilson to task for putting her needs first same as I take to task selfish, upper-class women who are "single mothers by choice."
Choice? Whose choice? Did your child get to choose to not have a daddy?
Here, check out how well that works out for the child. I mean, if you aren't too busy trying to squash my speech.
And if you don't find that absolutely heartbreaking, what are you?