Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What The World Needs Now Is Hate

Pardon me if you've already seen this clip. For those of you who do not regularly visit Warren Ellis' site (the graphic novelist, not the cult violinist), please take a gander at the following: Spoonful of Sugar

[It is recommended that you try to stick with it to the end; but I can't necessarily blame you for just wanting to jump ship early. So here's what you do: After the first chorus, you could either see what other BS they get to (nothing like accusing homos that they eat their children, created in some satanistic ritual or something), or pause the song, wait until it's done loading, and skip to about the 4:50 mark.]

Where do I start? Do I start with the statement that I once performed with a sketch group called The 13th Step (sketch for/by drunks) that did its own parody of "We Are The World" called "We Can't Do Porn" that was about as Xtian as this musical Chick tract? Add to this the dissonance of the perpetrators of the "porn" song when combined with the "xtian" adjective.

Do I marvel at the ingenious come hither ploy they attempt to attract new converts with? "God hates everyone but us, so, quit whatever you're doing and be saved."

Do I say that this is another obstacle in PalJJ's (amidst other like-minded individuals) noble desire to reclaim the word "God" from its current adherents?

How about we don't and say I did?

[Tip o' the keyboard to PalBrannon.--tbo]


At 11:02 AM, Anonymous mynx said...

i have no words.

(except those.)

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Christopher said...

OMG! Another member of Warren Ellis' "Holy Slut Army" or whatever we're called these days - who knew?

This was also posted on The Stranger's blog site last week, and I've seen it floating around elsewhere for about a year now.

Still, pretty sick, no doubt.

At 5:55 PM, Blogger JJisafool said...

Toootally sick. But I knew that the moment I saw "Westboro." They are all batshit crazy, or haven't you figured that yet.

Indicting all Christians for these assholes is just exactly like indicting all Muslims for the 9-11 crew.

Ooh, look these sick fucks perverted a story to justify their twisted, hate-filled worldview. The story must be evil!

C'mon, dude, really. Bad form. But you had to know I was comin' for ya.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger the beige one said...

indicting all Christians...

Uh, dude, where? With my "current adherents" remark?

And really, though I miss our long and hot winded debates, I really wasn't going for any such thing.

Besides, we'd already established, in person, that when I talk about adherents blocking your way to progress, I am talking about this particular bunch. The Jesus Camp folks.

Has writing clean material for the SCT blog driven you to the point of creating conflict? I said nothing of the story or whatever...

So, anyway, you gonna hire movers or do it yourself?

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Deni Mayer said...

Meh, I say let the crazies have the religion. The rest of us can stick with reason and logic instead of fairy tales.

On a side note, I got to experience the Westboro family kooks in person a couple of years ago when I was living in Boston. There was a huge celebration outside Cambridge city hall on the eve of gay marriage becoming legal. Cambridge gave out the first licenses at midnight so they could be the first ones.

Thousands of people cheering for the couples as they walked out of city hall and a few of the Westboro wackos were off to the side (protected by a line of riot police) doing their little hate-spewing thing.

Highlights included a alternate lyrics version of the Star-Spangled banner in the same vein as the song linked in your post, and signs with drawings of, if memory serves, dogs and pigs fucking each other.

They are an entertaining bunch.


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