Saturday, May 10, 2008

God Hates Being Stood Up

Yesterday, 'round 10ish, I heard that Fred Phelps was planning to be on campus 'round noonish & others were planning a counter-demonstration. Since I'm always up for a counter-demonstration, we walked over there & continued to walk around for about 20 minutes before finally settling in @ the new student center w/ about 60 others who were looking for something to protest. For those of you not familiar w/ Mr. Phelps, those of you who have lived under rocks since Matthew Shepard (no relation to Jack) was killed about 10 years ago, he's the guy w/ the God Hates Fags site. I just checked the site & was a little saddened to see he no longer has a picture of Shepard burning in Hell. It does have a list of the other things... other than those friends of Satan, the Gay community, Phelps claims God hates... Sweden, Mexico, The US Military, & Canada. I can understand Canada... those clean bastards, but but what the Hell did Sweden ever do to anyone? All I know about Sweden is ice & Freddie Lundberg (& aside from leaving Arsenal for West Ham, he seems like a pretty decent guy). Apparently, he planned to protest the EMU chapter of the LGBT Resource Center because other chapters have been outspoken about The Day of Silence. I'm still unclear on the use of protesting a chapter that hasn't said anything about the issue, but regardless, that was his plan. As it turns out, however, he never showed which left 60 of us w/ nothing to protest. I suppose it's for the best, but when someone makes plans to be somewhere, that person should follow up on said plan. It's just proper etiquette. Furthermore, I'd like to take this moment to announce that we @ Visions of Ypsi hate no one regardless of gender, race, sexuality, ethnic background, religion, political beliefs, age or otherwise. Here are a couple pics from the non-protest:Also, be sure to check out Aiden's new blog. We've been scanning his drawings & I've helped him put them on-line... partly to cut down on the amount of paper that sits around my dining room. You can fins it here.

7 comments:

greg said...

As you know, this topic interests me greatly... i recently reread that paper actually as i was reading kenneth burke, a fascinating writer, by the way, from whose "Philosophy of Literary Form" i formulated the idea of the scapegoat in tandem with Derrida... in fact, although considered (commonly) a new critic, he very much straddles the line of new criticism/structuralism and a postmodern viewpoint.... anyways, this is way off track... i too heard about the protest and my roommate went, but i had a feeling it would be a big bust because he's protesting all over texas starting today... i forget if it's anti sweden or what the fuck stupid shit it is, but.... when are we going to get some beer or lunch...???? peace....

yes, this was mainly an endorsement to read kenneth burke... read "A Definiton of Man" if you want t a good taste... he's encouraged me to reread emerson's self-reliance.... it's fun... longer than i remember though.... :)

dan said...

Looks like a rad non-protest. Is that the new union? Tell Burt hello.

Elizabeth said...

I wish I could announce that we no longer hate anyone too...come on, no one?
Also- I love Aiden's drawings and that he is now calling himself an artist. Are you saving the hard copies too?

GOD said...

You guys are fags. I hate you!

Andre said...

Greg, I've got a pretty sweet Kenneth Burke story to lay on you some time. Actually, come to think of it, I have 2 sweet KB stories for you. Maybe I'll post about them soon.

Who do you hate, Elizabeth? You gotta let that go.

God, it's nce to see you stopping by Visions of Ypsi. We here are proud to claim You as a reader of our humble little blog.

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI WBC was coming to protest Campus Crusade for Christ not the LGBTRC. Other Chapters of CCC have supported Day Of Silence, the EMU CCC has not come out public supporting the LGBTRC, just wanted to get the facts out there.

Andre said...

Thanks... who ever you are.