Westboro believes and wishes us to pretend that were we to make its myopic intolerance our 0wn, we'd see few or no dead soldiers, there would be little or no school violence, that the children murdered at Newtown would this night be whole, content within the bosom of their families. Westboro, over the weekend, posted its conviction that "God sent the shooter" to Connecticut. The church says it will protest our society's ills again, (presumably at Newtown).
Yet the tables may have turned, and sharply. The internet hacking group, Anonymous, has anticipated Westboro and is trying forestall its presence at Newtown (and elsewhere going forward). This is from HuffPo:
Anonymous has responded by...publishing private information about the members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Anonymous has now published a list of Westboro Baptist Church members along with...home addresses, emails, and phone numbers. ...the group is also pushing a petition to legally recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a ha.... ...it's already gotten the required number of signatures.
"Since your one-dimensional thought protocol will conform not to any modern logic, we will not debate, argue, or attempt to reason with you. Instead, we...deem your organization to be harmful to...the United States...and have therefore decided to execute an agenda of action which will progressively dismantle your institution of deceitful pretext and extreme bias, and [we will] cease when your zealotry runs dry. We recognize you as serious opponents, and [we] do not expect our campaign to terminate [shortly]. Attrition is our weapon...we will...[tear] your resolve... [and expose] the incongruity of your distorted faith."
Dante, in his Inferno, talks of those who do evil and of their fate, languishing on the rungs of Hell. Too, he distinguishes between those who will forever burn in hell, and those far more evil who will, for eternity, on Hell's lowest rungs, rot.
I know where Westboro already resides.