Guys. I think I’ve made it big. I’ve received legitimate hate mail. And it’s GLORIOUS.
last month two months ago I wrote about Sam Childers and how I didn’t so much appreciate how his vigilante-justice-humanitarian-whirlwind-media-infused-lonely-hearts-club-band was putting my life and my friends’ lives in jeopardy? Well just in case you were wondering, that debate hasn’t died down yet across the interwebz, and due to being linked to a number of bloggers and articles it’s still the highest trafficked post on this blog (although you’d be surprised the number of people routed here by searches like “kermit in toilet.”)
Despite that, was a smidgen surprised to wake up this morning and find myself with seven new comments to moderate. See, if someone’s never posted a comment before, WordPress makes you approve that person’s post, and then they have free range. I was wondering if maybe some new article posting to my blog had emerged and I’d been inundated with new voices trying to chime in on the debate.
Just the best. hate mail. EVER.
It has everything: ALL CAPS, name calling, and – get this – A HITLER COMPARISON. In the immortal words of Blago: “It’s f*ckin’ golden!”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m fine with people putting dissenting voices on the comments section (as you can see there are several people who believe passionately in Sam’s mission and wish people like myself would just try to see that he’s only trying to “do something”). To each their own and free speech and whatnot.
Yet, I don’t really feel so much like approving this person’s dissenting voice and allowing free range and eternal access to forever spam my comments section.
However, I will shamelessly post the comments to my blog for all to glory in. So without further ado:
Responding to the post the first time:
It is you that need to be punched not Sam! You are jealous that all you can do is sit in the US and do NOTHING to help another human being!!If you are calling him a mercenery then you are calling all police officers killers the same..geez what should we do with bad people..nothing..just let them go on killing?You are a mouse and not fit to mention Sams name..instead of writing about him why dont you for the first time in your life do something worthwhile.
Umm yup. Definitely sitting in the US. Which is why this blog is titled “Erin in Juba.” Lots o’ Juba’s in the good ol’ US of A. And golly gee, i just hate human beings. Spend pretty much each waking hour every day trying to scheme to make people miserable (Even admitted to wanting to kick kittens! Gah!). Sam is CERTAINLY just like a police officer. You know, minus the legitimacy and accountability factor. And naturally you had to bring up my rodent phobia. Cuts me deep . You’re right, definitely should realign my priorities to do something worthwhile w/ my life. Like spamming blogs with comments full of rage and Hitler references and poor grammar? Oh, wait getting ahead of myself there.
Ok. Less commentary, more comments. Go!
Responding to Bryan’s pretty respectful comment replying to one of Sam’s supporters:
You need a reality check.Get off your cozy couch and go help ..and do niot dare say a bad word against someone that is a hero.
Not really sure what assertion specifically needed a realty check (maybe countries in Africa don’t actually have laws?), but either way… you have a cozy couch? No fair, you’ve been holding out on me! Sharing is caring, Bryan. Geez.
To Sam’s supporters:
I agree with your comment ..and may God Bless you.
Jason you are right, Sam is a great person doing a wonderful thing..and Erin I have lost all respect for what has she ever done to help anyone but put someone down that did
Wait, there was a time when you had respect for me?! DAMN. Lost another one.
ERIN GET A CLUE AND GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE GOOD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR USELESS LIFE! AND LEAVE SAM ALONE YOU ARE NOT FIT TO EVEN MENTION HIS NAME
Confused. Thought we covered this one already? Oh, ALL CAPS TIME MEANS SRSFACE TIME. Right.
Response to Mr. Kirkpatrick:
GET A CLUE YOU MADE NO DIFFERENCE BECAUSE YOU WERE A WIMP YOU WERE OF NO USE SO YOU PUT DOWN SOMEONE WHO WAS ASK YOUR\SELF THIS COULD YOU EVER PUT YOUR SELF OUT FOR ONE NIGHT TO SAVE SOMEONE ELSE HE DOES IT EVER MINUTE WHILE YOU DO WHAT IS SAFE DID YOU ALSO BACK HITLER AS YOU AND ERIN MAKE QUITE A TEAM SAM WOULD NEVER HAD ALLOWED HITLER BUT I SEE SEEMS YOU AND ERIN HAVE ISSUES OF BEING UNPRODUCTIVE NOBODYS AND GET ON SOMEONE WHO YOU ARE NOT FIT TO TIE HIS BOOTS
YESSSSSSSSSS!!!! AND WE HAVE A HITLER REFERENCE! Amazeballs. And SO FULL OF THE RIGHTEOUS CAPS LOCK OF INFALLIBLE TRUTHINESS. Because for sure disagreeing about the proper way to intervene and help people most effectively is tantamount to supervising the mass murder of about 12,000,000 people (not to mention reveling in the collateral damage of at least 50,000,000+ more deaths due to that whole “World War” thing ). Can definitely see the parallels there. So I can’t say Sam’s name and MK can’t tie his boots. Or maybe that was directed at both of us? Not sure. During this comment the punctuation union went on strke, which made understanding context hard. Well, you’re leaving us very few ways to show our devotion, sirma’am (gender ambiguity to protect anonymity)!
And to close out:
ERIN YOUR INSANE..YOUR BLOG OF SOMEONE DOING WONDERFUL THINGS MAKES ME SICK ..GET SOME HELP
Maybe I should send some paracetamol?
(Ahem, and I am insane. I don’t own it (because UNFORTUNATELY THE STORE WOULDN’T SELL ANY TO ME. But thanks for rubbing it in.))
So that’s the end of the hate and rage. Thanks, anonymous poster, for totally making my morning. Been one of those work-til-1am-then-get-up-at-6am weeks, so this totally made it all worth it.
Anyone else here reminded of DKos’s Saturday Hate-mail-a-polooza?