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View Diary: We Need to Cut Off Ann Coulter's Income (26 comments)

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    In a civil society such an approach might work, but in a society degenerating towards violence or oppression action is required.  The key variable is sponsorship.  If it is just a single person such as Phelps or a small group of wingnuts like KKKers, then it might be better simply to ignore tham.  However, if there is state, corporate, or institutional support - as in the situation described above - then it is necessary to act.  The lack of a concerted response indicates to those orchestrating the repression that it is possible to continue further.  Every single instance of genocide unfolds in such a way.  

    And Coulter has made repeated and virulent statments against many groups - especially the gay community.  I see little difference between her and Julius Streicher of Der Sturmer.  Because she has institutional financial support, I fear there is the potential for real violence against GLBTI people.  Hate crime statistics bear me out.  So action - precisely of the type described in this diary - is not only desirable, but essential.

    •  Action indeed... (none)
      perhaps people should start filing lawsuits (or a class-action) against her for "slander" or "Libel" or, heh, "public indecency".  ;-)

      Seriously.  Not only would it exemplify that there is serious opposition to Coultergeist, but it would cost her mucho dinero in order to "clear" her name.  It would be negative publicity, forcing her to both explain and defend the case.

      Well, I don't know if this can be done or anything, but I just think of Randi Rhoades and her situation with Khaki Internat'l.  They're suing her for 10mil just because she read a transcript of an interview that implicated Khaki in the torture going on in Iraq!  And, you know what?  Randi is forced to defend herself!  So, frivalous or not, I still think there's a chance that we could bleed her bank non-the-less.

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