Don’t Be That Activist

In an attempt to drive up more publicity A Voice For Men (AVFM) has posted the following captioned picture on their site.

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It’s designed to bring attention to the problem of false rape accusations.

There have been a number of reactions to this piece of marketing designed to promote the AVFM message.  Powerful imagery with a simple (and thus rather vague) statement that leaves it entirely up to the viewer just what they take away from it.  It’s a fine example of political advertising.

Rather than respond with words I’ve decided to respond to their captioned picture with one of my own.

 Here it is.

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Interestingly enough I’d originally gone with this version;

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Which while I found to be equally effective it didn’t have quite the same impact as my above image (as a response to the AVFM captioned picture).

Can you spot the difference and say why?

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Creators of the Original “Don’t Be That Girl” image. ***Note:  I’ve received a confirmation from  an AVFM staff member regarding a comment that states they did not create  the “Don’t Be That Girl” image.***

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edited may 14 2013 to correct link

The Importance of Using Reason When Defining Racism

Here’s a rather interesting example of a racist race-activist attempting to make use of a blogger’s definition of “racism” to further his own agenda. An agenda that consists of portraying the left (the left being anyone who doesn’t agree with his definition of race) as an unreasonable, white race hating group of tree huggers (which sets up for his non-stop non-sequiturs used in his pseudo-science based pro-race activism).

The only problem is that the blog in question starts out by declaring that the 1960s definition of racism (racism=prejudice + power) is “the standard definition used in sociology” despite evidence to the contrary.

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Feminism Poisons Atheism? Conservativism Got There First

When I was at a Mosque at Ground Zero protest a few years ago the Republicans bused in some kids from the Bronx so they could stand around looking all young and innocent for emotional impact while they talked about how a Mosque at ground zero was frightening to children.

Outside of mentioning it in comments and on blogtv shows I didn’t focus too much on the matter. This was politics and these sorts of tactics are fairly common.

One speaker from; “Focus on the Family” used the children by giving subtle looks and gestures at key moments during his speech. He was clearly trying to imply that children in the neighborhood were frightened by this potential Mosque and these were them standing right here.

I found it peculiar they’d have to bus children from schools to a Park 3-5 blocks away (a 3-5 minute walk) so I sidled on over to the bus driver to ask him where they were from.

He responded that they had come from up in the Bronx somewhere (it may have been Westchester but my knowledge of north of Manhattan geography is a bit vague).

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Mr. Boykin: A Man Whose Words Have No Relation to the Truth Whatsoever

re; Mr. Boykin of Kingdom Warriors;

I’m writing about Mr. Boykin’s recent comments on Jews “not understanding Hitler” –  said as part of his attempt to gain Jewish support for the Republican Party.

I was raised a conservadox Jew.

One of my hobbies (out of a need to understand evil, I think) has been the study of the politics surrounding WWII, especially that of Germany and Hitler’s Nazi party.

You, Mr. Boykin, have shown that you are absolutely ignorant of the politics and history of that period. I am left wondering, sir, if you are an idiot or a liar.

I demand an apology for your insulting remarks.

I assure you, I know exactly what Hitler and his politics were and I know exactly what the politics of the Republican Party are.

Based on your words you can now safely assume that I and others like me will vote for anyone who is not Mitt Romney.

If you feel I am wrong you are welcome to engage me in a verbal debate, in a formal setting of your choice, on the politics of Germany leading up to and during WWII.

I’m sure you would give me no challenge whatsoever.

I am forwarding a copy of this to the Mitt Romney Campaign as well as posting it on my blog so you will all know that, unlike the world of Mitt Romney or Mr. William Boykin, I live in a world consisting of good, honest, hard working Americans whose actions do have consequences and we do expect people to be held accountable for the words they say, especially the lies.

P.S.

Please also note that in no way is any of this a threat.

I feel it is necessary to postscript all correspondence to Republicans in this way now as it is my understanding that it is becoming Republican standard operating procedure to accuse anyone who speaks out against you of threatening harm against you and have them arrested and jailed to silence them (just like Hitler had communists arrested after the Reichtag fire in 1933 to silence them).

So no, this is a peaceful demand and for purposes of Republican threats of incarceration of those who use free speech by accusing them of planned violence and terrorism you may consider me a pacifist.

Rev. P. Rose