Down in Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff High School has an interesting way of proving the need for a club. You see, one of the students wanted to form a extracurricular club called Gay Straight Alliance. The basic purpose of the club is to foster student education about homophobia, create safe discussion groups for students, and to reduce discriminatory bullying.
Fairly noble goal. The student's been working on this for a while now. She's repeatedly changed the name, clarified the focus, and done everything she could to get the school administration to allow the club's creation.
But, it's Corpus Christi Texas. That wasn't enough. So, the local college chapter of GSA stepped up to support her, and pointed out that the school was actually required to allow the club because it accepts federal money, and is thus, subject to the Equal Access Act. Basically, they can't discriminate. Slightly ironic, that law was drafted to make sure that Christian groups couldn't be denied access to school facilities, but has been co-opted by groups like the GSA for the same purpose.
So, instead of allowing the GSA group, Superintendent Julie Carbajal has forced the other extracurricular group off campus. She said there was absolutely no chance that she would allow the GSA group to form on campus. Numerous students and parents have come out to support the superintendent saying that the GSA is out of place with the community and wouldn't "fit" with the school. So, groups like Fellowship of Christian Athletes are out, as well as the GSA.
Honestly, I can't think of any better way to demonstrate that the GSA is needed than to have people come out and say shit like that. And the fact that the school administration is taking the same sort of obstructionist approach confirms it. The admin decided to slash and burn everything rather then simply allow the GSA it's tiny niche.
High school bullying is a hot button topic for me. Doesn't matter if it's because you're the smallest, the smartest, the darkest, or the poorest kid in class. Homosexuality exists, and we need to make sure our schools have groups like the GSA to help their peers to deal with the intense issues that surround it. Homosexuality doesn't go away if you pretend it doesn't exist, and it doesn't go away when you turn a blind eye to bullying behavior by the students.
By denying that, Flour Bluff High School proves that the GSA is probably more needed there than the community wants to admit.
Angela McAnulty was the mother of a 15 year old girl, Jeanette.
Wait. That's not true. Genetic maternal donor is more accurate. Mothers care for their young.
Angela beat her daughter. She starved her daughter. She tortured her daughter. When her daughter died of cardiac arrest, she weighed fifty pounds. A 15 year old girl, weighing 50 lbs. Think about that.
Consider that aside from the physical abuse, the mother counted the items in the fridge, and locked the cabinets to prevent her daughter from eating. At some points, she was forced to drinking toilet water just to survive. She had internal bleeding in her skull from head wounds. She had cuts that were infected all the way down to the bone. She was regularly beaten by her mother, and occasionally by her father. Angela would walk into her daughters room, still stained with blood from the previous beatings, and intentionally reopen wounds that had begun to heal. She was forced to sleep on a cardboard box, to prevent blood from getting on the carpets.
Angela is a horrible human being. No. She's sub-human. Less than human. Vile. Heartless. She's honestly one of the few people I've ever read about that I truly consider evil personified. Hours after her daughters death, she told detectives that maybe she should have taken up smoking as an alternative to beating her child.
Today, she pleaded for her life. She said "I didn't want my daughter to die". She claimed that she was sorry for hurting her daughter, and claimed to take responsibility for her actions.
NO. You don't get to say that. A person that has done what you did doesn't get to plead for mercy. You don't get to stand up and claim that you didn't want her to die. YOU FUCKING KILLED HER. Your flesh and blood and you tortured her for year. FOR FUCKING YEARS. You made her entire existence a living hell. You took your time. You made sure she suffered. You beat her. You starved her.
And now, justice will be done. The jury didn't take very long to determine your sentence. They decided.
They're going to strap you to a table. They insert a needle in your arm with a tube hooked up to 3 automated plungers. Sodium pentothol will put you to sleep. Pancuronium bromide will stop your breathing. And then potassium chloride will stop your heart. And you will die. Right there on the fucking table in front on witnesses.
You're going to die. You will die painlessly, while your daughter suffered in agony. You will die quickly, while your daughter suffered through the worst parts of hell for years.
You're a twisted wretch. For your crime, you are going to die. You deserve it. That's a statement of fact.
Kid goes to school. For whatever reason, a group of kids threaten to beat him up later that day. So he does what he's supposed to. He goes to the assistant principal, Duane Harrison, and reports it. Nothing is done. Sadly typical.
So, later that day, as he left the lunch room, 3 kids beat him up. "Bloodied and shaken" he's taken to the nurses office, cleaned up and sent to file a report to the principal, Cliff Conway. After giving his account, he's give a 10 day suspension for "participating in a fight"
WHAT?!??!?! Hey... Cliff? Go jump off your namesake, asshole. He got beaten up and you want to punish him. Fuck you.
Mother arrives and take the kid to file a police report. At the police station, the dispatcher suggested immediate medical attention for the kid. So instead of the doing the report, she's off to the hospital where she learns that her child, in addition to a 10 day suspension, had received three jaw fractures. Mind you, this is a child that went to the nurses office and was effectively washed up and given some band-aids.
Let's review how many ways the school failed, shall we? First, you didn't take the threat seriously (Fuck you, Duane). Second, you didn't inform the police of the threat, nor did you take any measures to prevent the threatened action (Fuck you again, Duane). Third, your nurse didn't recognize (or ignored) serious medical damage from the fight (Fuck you, school nurse). Finally, you decided that the best idea would be to punish the victim by suspending him (Fuck you, Cliff).
Fuck you King George High School. You suck, and I hope your administrators all have police ignore them when they in need of protection, just like you ignored this kids request for aid.
Violent games tend to make children off limits. I’ve always felt this was a cop out to the knee-jerk reactions of people that just don’t get it. Certainly there is a visceral reaction to seeing a child harmed, and it shouldn't be done just for kicks. But the emotional baggage is a valid tool to evoke the desired reaction.
Recently, the Dead Island trailer hit the interwebs. The basic gist of it (played in reverse) is that a family went to a tropical paradise. Zombies happened. A pack of them chase the little girl back to her room, where she’s bitten before her father can protect her. She turns into a zombie, bites her father and the whole family are taken down.
There are people that are outraged by this. They feel that there shouldn’t be a small child in such a bloody and violent game trailer. Worse yet, she shouldn’t be mutilated. And it’s way too fucked up that she attacked her father after she turned. They think the entire this entirely over the top, and should be taken as another sign that the game industry needs regulation.
I don’t understand. Movies have used the death of children to pull at the heartstrings of people forever. Any number of books has far more graphic descriptions of child death and mutilation. But in a game, they object. It’s a mature game, designed for adults. I know, I’ve said that before. I feel I have to keep repeating myself because people tend to think all games are targeted at 9 year olds. They’re not. Adults play them. We demand adult content that stimulates us. In zombie thrillers, that will mean death and dismemberment, much the same way that horror movies use the same imagery.
This is just pushing the envelope for games. For a long time, games have obeyed the unwritten rule that children don’t exist anywhere that they can be harmed. I remember an RPG that removed all of the children from the village because the ESRB wouldn’t give the game a M+ rating unless there was no possible way to harm children. It broke a lot of the quests and conversations when they did it, but they had to do it. Personally, I’m glad they’re making this step forward, even if it’s only in the trailer, or an intro movie.
Steps like this have to be taken in order for games to come up and get in line with movies, TV and books as a good medium for telling stories and creating narratives. Nothing can really be taboo. It can be rated, and self-moderated, but it needs the freedom to tell the stories it wants to tell. Not just the stories that the narrow minded people want it to tell.
The Department of Homeland Security has recently taken up a new hobby. They’ve been seizing domain names left and right. The vast majority of these recent digital seizures have to do with the pressing national security threat of copyright infringement.
But even putting aside the flimsy linkage between DHS and copyright, it’s clear from the sites seized that the DHS has no clue what they’re doing, or the precedents they’re creating. They seized a number of sites that had no copyrighted material on them. They got sites that linked to material on other sites. They took down domains that were hosted outside of the US, and complied with all local law. They took down sites that hosted copyrighted material with the permission of the copyright holder.
They did all this without allowing the owner of the domain to defend themselves. One day, their DNS entry was just redirected to a DHS entry. Worst of all, there it does not appear that the owners of these sites will even be prosecuted, which means they will be unable to defend themselves or recover the seized domain names.
It’s also not clear what criteria were used to define these sites. The only obvious thing is that the list was generated by corporate entities. If merely providing links to sites with illegally hosted files is enough, then Google can be seized. If compliance with local law is irrelevant, what would we do if some other country did the same to US domains that violated their Sharia law? I imagine we’d go ballistic, and rightfully so.
What little DHS says about the seizures is so vague and convoluted that it’s practically indecipherable. Frankly, I’m not aware of any case that has decided that linking to something on another site is the same as hosting the material. Beyond that, it’s clear from their press release that they did little to any investigation of the sites. Instead they seem to just take instructions from big business and follow through with whatever those corporate interests desire.
I don’t care if that’s the name of the game in DC. I don’t care if it’s more of the same. It’s fucking wrong.
We here at WoS are ranters and ravers. That’s not entirely true. We rant frequently, and rave rarely. This is a place where we take our frustrations out. It doesn’t really matter the source of the frustrations. Each of us has our pet peeves. We post, and then we feel a little better because we got that out of our system. Maybe we follow up when someone engages us in comments. No big deal.
Now, I’m clear that my rants are foul-mouthed and vile. Mostly because I think the subjects of my rants are foul and vile. I call people names and wish horrible suffering upon them in the name of stylistic vitriol. That’s generally as far as I will take my venting. I’m not interested actually chasing people and confronting them. I don’t want to reach out and ruin someone’s life. No personal calls. No emails. Not even Facebook stalking. If they find my rant online, I’ll vent at them in the comments, but that’s it. For example, at no point do I actually want to light them on fire so they die screaming [No matter how much it’s deserved]. If someone doesn’t want to know what I think of them, they can just avoid my rants.
The only exception to that are public officials and corporate entities. I’ll write letters to my elected officials, because that is part of their position. Companies PR departments fall under the same heading to me. If Company A is being dickish, I want them to understand that dickish behavior makes me less likely to be a customer. Again, it’s part of their role.
What am I getting at? Virtual vigilantes have been pissing me off recently. People make the jump from online activity and go straight to real life threats and harassment. When sites have large numbers of online communities, it’s very simple for them to join forces and make someone suffer in real life. One person finds personal information, and soon the subject is getting nasty phone calls. They find addresses and leave notes on their door. They find friends and contact them to badmouth the subject. They call employers to try to destroy their reputation. Posting up personal information and endorsing that sort of harassment is unconscionable. I think it would be a different story if those people had their information used that way.
It’s all fairly horrible really. Not everything on the internet is true, and not every story has one side. Sometimes arguments are just different valid points of view that need to be respected for what they are. I mean, *I* am always right, but I’m unique in that. All kidding aside, when mistakes are made online, it’s easy to edit or retract words on a screen. It’s much harder to repair the damages done to someone’s personal life.
A sputnik moment is a point where you realize you're losing a race, and, instead of giving up, you double your efforts, grit your teeth and try to win. Historically, it's meaning is derived from the US realizing that the USSR had surpassed it's abilities in getting into space. The US reaction was Kennedy's mandate to get a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Despite the fact that their space program was much further along than ours, the US poured it's resources into the space race in order to reach the moon first.
I say that for two reasons.
First, because Sarah Palin is confused and thinks that it had something to do with the USSR bankrupting itself and ending it's economic collapse. She doesn't read much and probably doesn't know what Sputnik's significance was, let alone what a Sputnik moment actually is. She surely doesn't understand the cause of the USSR collapse. She's a talking head that mostly full of hot air. It's somewhat acceptable for her to be clueless. (Though I'm sure her handlers have clued her in by now)
Second, because while I can appreciate the intention of the metaphor, I don't think the Presidents usage is entire appropriate. It's nice to say that we've reach an economic tipping point where we need to double our efforts, but that's not really the same as a Sputnik moment. We're not really in a race with anyone, so it's hard to be losing. We don't have that person out in front of us that has accomplished more than us. There isn't a competition really. I just don't think it works very well. Especially since a large portion of the people you want to convince are the clueless airheads like Palin. It's a little over their heads, even more so since it doesn't work very well.
I think we need a moment for everyone to work together to solve our problems. This country hasn't had a moment like that. There was a window after 9/11, but it was wasted by a fear driven public and incompetent leadership. The moment was lost. Who knows when we'll get another opportunity. I imagine it will be require a great leader standing up and uniting us behind his vision. Reagen demanding the wall come down. Kennedy saying we'll get to the moon first.
I'd love to know what a vision like that felt like.
One nation, indivisible.
"I'm sorry that you were offended."
I fucking hate that shit. It's a bullshit attempt to get out of jail for something idiotically stupid that you did. In my opinion, it actually compounds the original fault because it transfers blame to the victim. They're not apologizing for being a ignorant fuckhead. They're only sorry that people were bothered by it.
Imagine a KKK member telling black people that he was sorry they're offended by burning crosses on their yard. See what I mean? It lacks sincerity when you're not actually doing anything to retract your position.
For example, take Alabama's governor. Look at u235's post and you'll see his ignorant ass comments about how he regards his fellow Christians as brothers, but declares openly that non-Christians are clearly NOT his brother. It's a slap in the face to other faiths. Maybe he'll still treat them fairly as his constituents, but it's difficult to make that assumption when he's gone out of the way to point out that they're not equal to his "brothers".
Today, after catching hell for his idiot ass comment, he said he was sorry if anyone was offended. He didn't mean to exclude anyone.
BULL FUCKING SHIT
His entire statement was designed to segregate and exclude. And now he wants to get pretend that it was never his intention? Fuck you. I'm OFFENDED because what you said was OFFENSIVE. That's how that fucking works you ignorant sack of baboon feces. If you really want to express contrition, try saying you're sorry. No fucking linguistic tap-dancing. Don't hedge. Don't try to weasel out of it. Man up and admit that your comments were poorly thought out. That you are sincerely sorry for them. That you intend to make Alabama a place where everyone is treated and respected the same regardless of religious beliefs. Hell, just follow the fucking "golden rule" you preached about for so many years.
Do it. Mean it. Or admit that you actually meant every word and wouldn't change it if you could. Frankly, I know you won't do either of those things. Because you're a two faced, lying sack of sputum whose word isn't worth a fucking nickle.
Fucking bag o' douche.
I woke up today with a lot of it on my car. And a fair amount on the road. My drive in today was nerve racking and anger inducing. All because of ice.
Couple things, in no particular order:
1) When your car is covered in ice, you should remove it before driving. When you're going down the highway, you should NOT be flaking large sheet of ice into the air that hit the cars behind you.
B) If you can't be bothered to clear more than a dinner plate sized hole in the ice on your front window, you should not have gotten onto the road. Especially true if you didn't bother clearing any of the ice from the read or side windows.
III) Just because you're in a massive SUV doesn't mean your impervious to the dangers of icy roads. Four wheel drive may offer some slightly better traction, but it doesn't mean that you can drive as fast as you want with no regard for the road conditions.
Four) Equally, driving way 12 mph on a major interstate is equally insane (in the middle lane of a 6 lane highway!!!) when said interstate is cleared, salted, and all other traffic is moving at 45-60nph. Even the addition of blinkers doesn't offset the danger you pose to drivers.
If you do any of the things above, please get off the road forever. Your a danger to yourself and others. I hear that agoraphobia is fun. Try that for a few decades and let us know how it goes.
Recently, there has been a bunch of buzz about the zodiac "changing", affecting everyone star charts and astrological signs.
You see, the star signs were laid out a few thousand years, based on when the sun passed through the various constellations. But over time, the earth's axis tilts back and forth. So, when it was set up, the sun went through Libra between Date A and Date B. But now thousands of years later, its in some other constellation during that period, so everyone that thought they were Libra was wrong.
Astronomers have known this for a long time. But recently, some reporter made a note of it, and wrote a story. Suddenly, people are upset and trying to figure out what it all means. Maybe they were really compatible with their college flame. Maybe the 'Leo' tramp stamp was a bad idea!
I'll save you all a lot of trouble. It's bullshit.
Not that the stars and sun changed. That's true. Astrology is bullshit. 100% worthless bullshit. No value, no meaning, no purpose. Grade A fertilizer. The stars don't play any significant part in the development of your personality. They also don't determine what sort of things you can expect from your day, week or month. They're just giant balls of plasma undergoing fission that sit so far away that the gravitational pull of your cell phone exerts more influence on you.
Sorry your sign changed, but it was all meaningless anyway, so try not to get your panties in a bunch about it.
I don’t trust people online.
More accurately, I don’t trust my information to people online. My name, address, phone number. They can be found if you’re looking, but not in the first 3 pages of Google. I have over a dozen emails, all used for different purposes. Separation of information allows me to know that if I have email in X account, it came from family, Y account came from websites I frequent, and Z account is online purchases.
Likewise, I separate my passwords. Trivial things have a trivial password. Private information and emails is complex. My banking passwords are even more so, and each one is a unique password. I have a hardcopy stored in a safety deposit box, just in case something happens to me. That’s a pain in the butt to remember and keep up with, but I do it.
Why? Because I don’t trust people online. And I don’t think anyone should. There is a ton of information out there about most people. And sometimes if you know A you can figure out B. Everything from shopping habits to what you did last weekend can be out there depending on what you post and where you post it.
All of which brings me around to my point. The White House recently proposed an Internet ID project to be run by the Dept. of Commerce. Basically, it’s a single sign-on that you would use for more or less everything.
Sounds nice? Don’t have to remember passwords anymore, right? Well, there’s the catch. The security mantra for years has been segregation of information and passwords to provide security. One Internet ID is one item to use to get EVERYTHING about you. That means losing it doesn’t mean someone vandalizing your facebook page. It means they can steal every cent your own. That would make those IDs the most valuable piece of information for thieves to get. It’s even better than knowing you mother’s maiden name and your SSN.
And then of course, the paranoia perspective goes further. Once someone has access to all of this information about every single person, I find it difficult to believe that it won’t be used for other purposes. It’ll probably start with consumer protection or ‘homeland security’, but I’d bet my last dollar that the IRS hooks into it fast enough. You know, to “help” you with your taxes. And it probably wouldn’t be long before large companies get “aggregate” data out of the system, in order to better help your shopping experience.
Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it’ll be the best thing since sliced bread. But I can’t help seeing the huge negatives involved with a plan like this. And it makes me think about all those emails and passwords I keep track of. They may be a pain in my ass, but frankly, I’ll take that over any sort of system that tracks my online activity in the name of ‘security’, especially one run by the government.
Please don't get huffy when I don't say Merry Christmas. There may be a very good reason for my word choices.
I'm an atheist. I don't hide that fact. But let me run down my rules of the road for the Christmas season. I think they're fairly reasonable.
1. I don't mind if you wish me any form of happy holidays or Merry Christmas. I appreciate the gesture and the thought behind the words.
2. If I'm pretty sure you're a Christian, I will say Merry Christmas to you.
3. If I'm pretty sure you're Jewish, I will say Happy Hanukkah.
4. If I don't know, I say Happy Holidays, or Happy New Year rather than assume religious preference.
5. If you get offended by my choice of greeting, please feel free to exchange that holiday greeting for a request for you to roast yourself on a yule log until death consumes you.
6. If you feel the need to lecture me on the subject of putting the Christ back in Christmas, expect me to recount some of the history of the holiday's origins. Please, don't fuck with me and I won't fuck with you.
Have a safe and merry one, no matter what holiday you prefer to celebrate!
Agree to disagree? No.
I don't care if your my boss. I don't care that you think you understand the details of the report I created. It's irrelevant. When I tell you that you don't understand what the report is telling you, you should give that weight.
I argued with you for nearly an hour; going around and around. I informed you where you erred. I told you what you misunderstood. I demonstrated what mistake you made.
So when you threw up your hands and told me that we'll just have to agree to disagree, I thought I'd would have an embolism.
You see, I can't agree to disagree. That implies that both positions are equivalent. That I should somehow back down because you're persistent. Or just thick. I'm not tired. Nor am I willing to concede. Again, the data is mine, and the report is mine. The fact that you're bad at reading comprehension has very little to do with me, beyond a realization that I need to write future reports for a 3rd grade reading level.
I don't agree. You're wrong. I'm not tired. And I'm not willing to allow you to take your errors to management and misrepresent the entire thing to fit your preconceived notions.
For once, I agree with the religious nutjobs about Christmas. They're offended by the inclusion of 'White Win in the Sun' by Tim Minchin on a Christmas album. The Salavation Army, who gets the proceeds from this album, is upset that this song was included because it's at odds with the Christian moral values they uphold. They don't think the song holds up to the true meaning of Christmas.
You see, Tim Minchin is an atheist. And this song basically describes how much he enjoys spending time with his family during the holidays, despite the fact that he's not religious. It's actually very pretty IMO. But because he makes some irreligious comments in the song, I totally understand why the Salvation Army is upset.
I'm upset too. But for a different reason. I'm upset that his music is going to benefit the salvation army. Quite frankly, they'll actively work against homosexuality and push for increased religious interference in government. They don't deserve to make money off of someone that loudly stands up for gay rights and mocks religion openly on stage. It's hypocritical.
I do appreciate Tim's response. Buy his song on iTunes and the profits this month go to a secular charity that doesn't have the same strings attached.
Regardless, I think it's a beautiful song, and nicely describes my feelings towards a holiday I don't believe in.
Say you're a pharmacist. In comes a pair of people. The woman is wheezing and gasping for air. The man says she's having an asthma attack and needs an inhaler. She has a prescription for said inhaler.
The problem? She only has $20. And it costs $21.50.
Boyfriend offers cell phone, and wallet for collateral. He says she'll stay here while the man goes home to get money, just give her the damn inhaler.
Really? Really? OK. You know what CVS Pharmacist... a little humanity can go a long way. You could have made it right, but you didn't. You sat there like a fucking asshole on the sidelines while a woman gasped for air on the floor in front of you.
It's not like you'd actually be out of the money. The guy was going to go get it. But you decided to tell the woman to go fuck off.
Well, right back at you. Fuck off CVS. And for the person working that day; a extra special helping of go fuck yourself with a side of please go die in a fire.
Sometimes you're wrong. Really wrong. 100% wrong. Totally, utterly, completely wrong. That's fine. Admit it and move on. Mistakes happen and people can overcome them. I really respect people that can admit their failures. I know it's certainly tough when I'm forced to eat crow. But you have to just dive in.
The problem is people that won't admit them. Could be any about number of issues: anti-vaxers, birthers, religious fundamentalists, moon landing conspiracy theorists, creationists, homeopaths, geocentric universalists or even flat earthers. Doesn't matter. They're all wrong. Provably so. In fact, they've all been absolutely proven wrong. Repeatedly. But they don't admit it.
I suppose that's fine too. It's OK to be in denial I suppose.
But after a while, after the evidence is confirmed and irrefutable, if you're still ignoring it and trying to do mental acrobatics to keep your deluded world view intact... I'm NOT going to be nice to you.
Once reason fails, I have no desire to remain civil. I have no need to respect you. No mandate to continue discourse. Once you've proven that you're incapable of seeing well supported and iron clad proof, we're done with civility. At that point, we're effectively playing a new ball game with new rules.
They demand civility and discussion, but quite frankly, they lose the right to that as soon as they reject reason. Once you remove that cornerstone of discussion, the only thing left is who shouts the loudest.
Civility with the irrational is an invitation for them to continue their idiocy. To keep pushing their agenda and attempting to cloud the issue with ignorance and lies. To allow them some form of equal footing as if the bat shit craziness they're espousing in any way has similar backing to truth. If you're civil with them and don't smack them down, they keep coming back and pushing harder and harder. They demand equality in schoolbooks. On news programs. They worm their way into everything they can. They try to corrupt as many people as they can. Anything to keep pushing their misinformed viewpoints.
No, I'm not that person. Once identified, the irrational must be met with scorn, derision and ostracism. I don't say that lightly. But, as my daddy always said, if someone hits you, hit them back, and make sure they don't do it again.
They're going to shout as loudly as they can. This is a war for the hearts and minds of the uninformed. We can't afford them let them win because they're unwilling to accept reality. They've already been beaten down by the evidence. Once they've demonstrated that they're ignoring it and putting faith in their lies, we have to be ready to shout back at them. Loudly.
They're wrong. We can prove it. Until they accept that, civility isn't something they should expect.
The pope visits England this week. And despite the video cameras, it's not a giant set up for 'To Catch a Predator'. He had some interesting things to say about the secular nature of the UK government. Mostly, he said that people need to be careful not to give in to secular temptation, because that's the basis for Nazism. Effectively, if you don't stamp out atheists, you end up with Nazis.
Now, I know you think I'm going to tear the pope a new one. But I'm not.
No, Bill Donahue earns the target of my rant. Bill is the president of the Catholic League. He thinks the Pope Palpatine didn't go far enough. He thinks that not only should the religious be wary of secular policy, but atheists, such as myself, should apologize for Hitler.
I'm game. Let's go.
I apologize. I'm sorry. You have my deepest regrets. That you're a fucking moron who has spent his life living a lie. I can only assume that willingness to believe the catholic lies is exactly the same thing that allows you to be so mind numbingly ignorant to believe that the Nazi's were anything other that God fearing Christians. So blissfully ignorant that you've forgotten that the Catholic Church aided and abetted Nazi attempts to subvert the German government. That Catholic dogma was a building block of Hitler's fear mongering.
I really am sorry that you're that incomprehensibly stupid. The world would certainly be improved if you were smarter than a slug. I'm sorry that you suck the wind out of a dead dogs ass.
You want me to apologize to you for Hitler? I'd have to be even remotely responsible to feel that need. Quite frankly, as a institution, the Catholic Church should have a special day every year where every member spends the entire day praying for forgiveness for their tepid support of the holocaust. And the rest of the month seeking forgiveness for the rest of the suffering it's enforced over it's entire reign.
Until that day you'll receive nothing but my full and unfettered disgust.