Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What the Court should have asked Westboro

(Reuters) - The fringe Westboro Baptist Church, which has infuriated many with anti-gay protests at funerals of U.S. soldiers, said on Wednesday it plans to continue demonstrating after winning a Supreme Court ruling.

First of all, I'd like to point out that this demonstrates the media's actual role as virtual-reality generator: they declared what is actually partly SRA to be a "protest." Nobody who seriously considers Westboro's "protests" can consider them to be a good-faith effort to get the military to change their policy. No such small, repulsive and universally reviled group is going to sway federal policy one iota with their disgusting outbursts and their ancient, outmoded dictates from that fraud known as the Old Testament.

Granting human rights to members of the Westboro Baptist Church assumes that they're human, which is not necessarily correct. It is possible that some of them are already possessed in one form or another, and that they, as "little Satans," are participating in the protests to ensure that as many bodies are snatched as quickly as possible. However, because they have human bodies, we have no choice but to assume that they're human.

So, assume for a moment that their deeds are simply the product of twisted, damaged human souls. The Supreme Court should have asked them what they reasonably expect to accomplish besides inflicting emotional pain and arousing hatred, and Westboro wouldn't be able to come up with any reasonable answer. Then the Court would have to declare that the fact that all they're accomplishing is to inflict emotional pain and provoke hatred, combined with the fact that they've been doing it for years, indicates that their true motive is to accomplish exactly what they are accomplishing. So, they are perpetrating a fraud upon the court, and they should be held accountable for doing so.

I don't know whether any of the Justices are Satanists, but it's possible that some of them were pressured to deliver the decision they did, by what is ultimately organized Satanism. It's also possible that they simply cannot imagine anyone doing what the WBC is doing simply to abuse people, mainly for the effect it has on the souls of the perpetrators, although simply arousing hatred also serves the purposes of the forces of evil. We need to recognize the existence of such a mindset, because it's a reality, and you can't understand a lot of what happens without admitting it.