“[Y]ou are evil, like, you know, from the Bible.”
——Jeffrey Field, the self-banned Ethics Alarms commenter who posted here under the handle “Fatty Moon,” in a hate bomb dropped in my in-box tonight for no apparent reason.
Here’s the whole message:
“I got someone who should be executed for treason. Trump leads the list. How about a few more? [This was followed by a link to some wacko pronouncing Ted Cruz’s symbolic protest over the shady 2020 election a threat to democracy; I didn’t watch more than a few seconds.] As I just posted on FB, I loathe you for what you said about Bradley Manning. Treason? You got it. It’s called Trump. Not only is he treasonous, but he’s also fucking stupid…Enjoy your new laptop while millions don’t know where their next meal is coming from. And, always, remember this. I thought you were intelligent. And you are. I thought you witty. And you are. What I didn’t know all those months, is that you are evil, like, you know, from the Bible.”
Jeff is an proud Occupy Wall Street veteran who flipped out when I wrote in a comment that I would have no ethical objection to Ms. Manning being executed for treason, and I’ll stand by that opinion. Her release of classified information to Wikileaks could have cost some American intelligence personnel their lives, and may have. If not, that was just moral luck. Aspiring traitors who feel empowered to sabotage the U.S. government and national security as a matter of conscience need to do so with a full understanding of the consequences of martyrdom.
But I digress.
This is the kind of thing I periodically have to put up with from the type of people the Democratic Party has decided to accept as their guiding lights. Hate mail and lawsuits.