Ser Scot A Ellison, on Jan 19 2009, 15.27, said:
I agree with you regarding boycotts. The problem is the people who take the step beyond boycotting. Threatening, defacing property, and physically attacking people who donated in support of Prop 8 is waaaaay beyond the pale. The people who made the map have to recognize they are opening the people who made the donations to more than simple boycotts.
I honestly don't have a problem with the defacement of property. If they write "BIGOT" on the window of a business... I don't see the harm in that. Freedom of exp
ression, don't ya know. :D Particularly since it's true. And it's a time-honored form of exp
Threatening violence and doing violence is horrible, of course. Yet at some point it needs to be understood that while most things in life are shades of gray, this is an issue where there are obvious good guys and bad guys. If you could threaten and beat down Klansmen, would you be able to stop yourself?
I am not condoning the violence here, yet I can understand the desire to inflict it.
Name and Shame works. And these people deserve shame.