April 08, 2009
Last night I ran into a highschool acquaintance when we were eating dinner at a local hamburger joint and we spent a few minutes talking. During the conversation I mentioned writing in general and people’s reactions to what you pen. I tossed out that I have received several death threats down through the years, usually associated with political rants I may go on, but you just never know what will set people off.
Several years’ back, I wrote a weekly opinion editorial for the now defunct Quicksand Magazine, a local rag that was distributed around three or four counties here. Most of these pieces of work were political in nature dealing with subjects such as the death penalty, gun control, and political correctness. A few days after the first one appeared I came home from work and found a message on our answering machine that stated in no uncertain terms that I was destined to die at the hands of this guys relatives for the offensiveness of what I had written. During the course of my writing for them I had several more items such as that left on our machine. The reaction to the first few was fear; this was new to me. Paranoia set in and I began looking over my shoulder every time I ventured out.
With the little corner of the internet that I write on here, I decided to put my email address right over there to your left, on my profile, so these folks might have a way to contact me directly… and let me tell you.. They have contacted me on several occasions…
Here are a few gems I like to keep:
“You and your son should be pulled into a tree by hooks in your mouths for the cruelty you’ve shown to earth’s first inhabitants”
“Islam is the true word of god, you know nothing and will burn in hell with the rest of the infidels! I and my brothers shall see to it that you arrive there before your natural time”
“Guns kill people and hopefully you’ll die at the hands of a gun carrying maniac just like yourself, asshole”
“Rednecks aren’t good for anything but having sex with their sisters and killing black people. I hope you die a horrible death”
“If ignorance was currency, you would be a millionaire, I hope Fowlers friends find you and get rid of you, you don’t deserve to live”
“You right-wingers only know how to hate. I want you to die, knuckle dragging racist bastard”
There are many more, they usually get deleted with a chuckle after I read them, but some are disturbing. I can’t help myself though; I just love hate mail…
So here’s some recap fodder for all the peace loving folks that wish they could kill me..
I support the death penalty, with definitive proof such as DNA. Hell, I would like to see it done as pay per view with the proceeds going to the victim’s families.
I shall wantonly fish and hunt, destroying god’s woodland creatures at my whim.. Bullets are cheaper than groceries…
I believe that all private citizens should be armed if they desire to be.
I do not have the correct mindset to be a cop. The first time I stood between a husband and wife yelling at each other on a domestic disturbance call, I would simply shoot the both of them and then go for coffee..
I do not have a problem with gay marriage, how does it affect the sanctity of my marriage?
I have a white-hot burning hatred for Mannheim Steamroller.
It’s a tree, plant another one…
Global warming doesn’t have anything to do with people, its an anti achievement mentality that uses anything that’s a fad to advance any given agenda.
You breathe in less harmful shit from second hand smoke than you do from sitting in traffic.
I eagerly volunteer my services as public executioner for any asshat that harms a child in any fashion. And I will use only a spoon to carry out the punishment…
Lucifer doesn’t live in music, movies or books.. Only within yourself.
Abortion is legal. Like it or not the law of the land stands as it is until changed. To kill people that provide it means that you should be retro aborted ASAP.
Corporations do not pay taxes, their customers do.
Term limits of two terms for all elected officials from local to state to federal and the national retail sales tax would fix the economy.
War should be declared on Mexico.
Islam is not a religion of peace, read a Koran…
I am a firm believer in karma, so when you burn people, don’t bitch when it comes back on you…
I am the easiest person in the world to get along with, so if you find that hard to believe, you must be an asshole….