Saturday, August 9, 2008

Westboro Baptist Church and Organization

The Westboro Baptist Church sucks. They exude pure hatred and ignorance. Sadly, most of them are brain washed and it's terrible to see their children learning from their examples. However, no matter how much I hate them, I still can't help but see opportunities for them to take advantage of technology and organize better.

Recently they tried to cross the Canadian border and protest at Tim McLean's funeral, but they were stopped.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of church's founder, Fred Phelps, had this to say:
"They won't let us in, but we have a group that will cross in another spot," she said. "They'll have to strip search everyone who crosses that border or they won't know who we are. They'll have to see the WBC (Westboro Baptist Church) tattoo on our butts."

This is a step in the right direction
if they want to organize and avoid being stopped. If you're going up against a large opponent, it is better to be small and break up and try to squeeze through. It's impossible to stop everybody.

Also at the funeral, if they fear retaliation, they shouldn't go into it clustered. Organizing and mobilizing with cellphones/twitter/any mass communication device could keep detection to the minimum. They could go to the funeral, avoid detection and find the best possible spot. At the right time, thanks to the communications device, they can converge and protest effectively.

In unrelated news, I need to stop examining things.

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