Dear White Raven,
I and a few others have read your recent comments to the post “The Mormon Thing” and we have been disturbed by what we read.
I view your comment that you are “gathering an army against the children of Moroni” as a threat that you plan to do some violent act against people of the Mormon faith. In that post and in another post that has since been deleted for its content, you glorified mall, church, and school shootings as some sort of “awakening.” In the deleted post, you mentioned that you believe in “blood atonement,” implying that you believe people who have wronged you should spill their blood to pay for it.
You have been pretty careful not to say anything outright, which you know would not be tolerated on this site. But these are still implied threats.
Let me tell you, these comments are not funny. People don’t laugh when they think about innocent children gunned down by hate-filled murderers who imagined the wrongs against them. Nobody is amused or entertained by what you say. In fact, these comments are only irritating to readers and disrespectful to the people who died in these incidents.
Only this week in my former home of four years, people were killed for doing nothing more than going to church to worship their God. A disturbed man, after making threats on the internet, took out his frustrations on people who had nothing whatever to do with his problems. Thankfully, his incoherent “retribution” on people he had never seen before ended promptly because the church was fed-up with threats and allowed church members to volunteer as security. A heroic woman killed him and prevented more trouble.
Tell me, how are you any different than this man?
There are only two reasons that a person would say the things you’ve said. The first reason is that you are planning some grotesque act to “right the wrongs” you think you’ve suffered.
The other reason is that you want people to think you are planning such an act. This is where I’m leaning. Under both of these reasons, you would want the same sort of morbid attention. The only difference is one of degree–how far you are willing to go to get it. This tough guy/fear me act does not make people respect you, like you, or even listen to you. You only become further isolated because nobody wants to hear these things you are saying. This is not the way to get attention.
Here is my point: I don’t know you and I couldn’t stop you on the off chance that you are really planning something. But this website is not going to be the place where you broadcast your messages of hate to anybody who is bored enough to read what you say. This is not the place where you will leave your “manifesto”–the collection of nonsense attempting and failing to explain what you did.
Further, this website is not going to be the place where you make yourself feel big by making implied and actual threats, without accountability thanks to the internet, about what you want people to think you could do.
I will leave the comment you left to “The Mormon Thing” to show readers why I wrote this letter. Future comments will be vigorously screened and probably deleted.