Good old politics – it’s not a sport for sissies! And it’s even less a sport for the politically correct, amirite?
A Republican PAC had this funny idea…
A Republican Super PAC has put out a new online “game” where they ask their supporters to virtually slap Hillary Clinton across the face.
The Super PAC is known as The Hillary Project and is an anti-Hillary Clinton group that lists Christopher Marston–a Republican campaign consultant and a former member of the Bush administration–as its treasurer.
Geddit? Funny, right? It’s like that so so funny game where people could beat the shit out of Anita Sarkeesian. Gaming isn’t for the politically correct either. Nor is philosophy, or scifi, or skepticism…
Violence against women is not a joke.
It’s disgusting, it’s outrageous and–regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum–it has no place in our politics. Can you sign the petition demanding The Hillary Project pull down this game and apologize for advocating violence against women?
Wish I could sign. I tried, but being Urpean my zip code won’t compute.
This kind of stuff is seriously not funny. From the thinking that also mistakes friends for ducks and shoots them in the face. And gets off without even a slap.
I would have loved to add my voice to this campaign. Our government is running a national campaign against this kind of behaviour. I’m not sure what a US PAC does but it appears to be party political and is setting the worst example possible for any government. Unfortunately, only people with a US zip code can add to the petition. Is anyone aware of a way to add global support to this at all?
Goodbye Enemy Janine says
Would it be mean if I wished that dubya and Darth Chaney could share in the experiences of those that they sent into battle?
I’m torn. It’s terrible, but it’s so terrible that it’s blatant. I want Republicans to know that this is what the party that represents them does. I want it to be this obvious how awful they are.
Acolyte of Sagan says
I have a sneaky feeling they’re already well aware of that, just as the Conservative supporters over here are fully aware of just how nasty their party is; they just turn a blind eye to the worse of it (pretty much like religionistas and their
AJ Milne says
Now now, Janine. We know revenge is an unhealthy impulse. Or the best revenge is to live well. Or something.
So that fantasy of mine where they both get abducted from airports during domestic flights, then spend a few weeks in a subterranean concrete coffin of a cell in the facilities of some appallingly brutal ‘ally’, being taken out only to be beaten with electrical cords and induced to confess to improbable crimes, their wills so broken and minds so shattered they half believe it themselves … after which they are transferred to and detained in the Guantánamo detention centre for 8 years without charge, after which a report is published that they are ‘too dangerous to transfer but not feasible for prosecution’, after which another three years pass while people dither about the reality that really, that’s just saying we couldn’t possibly get charges to stick because the evidence is so thin but somehow that detail is no matter; they still stay behind the fence, well…
Well, clearly that impulse is just unhealthy, too.
Fervently wishing our civilization weren’t completely undermining, thanks to that pair of walking ethical vacuums’ short-sightedness and the cowardice of those who followed them, any narrow hope it ever had of speaking with any moral authority on respect for human rights and due process, tho’, I think that’s healthy enough.
And with respect to the Hillary thing, yeah. Lovely. The scary thing is: I’m not even surprised anymore.
Those of you who want to sign but don’t have a US Zip code, try these, from a quick glance through my contacts list:
78209 (richest city subsumed within San Antonio, TX)
78249 (home of UTSA)
95014 (Apple’s home town)
75103 (little town in NE Texas)
10210 (within Boston, Massachusetts)
78426 (near Corpus Christi, TX)
Ant (@antallan) says
00000 works too.
Thanks, @nt, it does and I did.
Ditto Ant! Many thanks. Nice to be able to sign without fibbing about my location. But your thoughtfulness and whistle-stop tour is also appreciated otrame 🙂