Been There, Had That (Several Times, Many Times)

So, Mr Christian, I empathize.  If you think the ‘patriots’ are creepy wait till you annoy the homeschoolers.  That lot, they’ll slit your throat (or show up at your house or call you all hours of the day and night or do their best to destroy your reputation or all of the above).  Or the fundamentalists.  Or the Mennonites.  Or the gun-nutters.  Or the radical homosexuals.  Or the far right neo-Nazis who call themselves tea-people.  Or the angry atheists. Oh, or the Christian Zionists… forgot about them for a minute!

Fact is, Mr Christian, the sorry fact is, most people can’t disagree without being murderous or manipulative.  But don’t worry, 9 times out of 10 they love to cower behind their much loved anonymity and pseudonymity.

Still, it’s good to keep a file of all those sorts of threats.  That way if the loons are ever successful, the police have leads.

[I can well imagine one day the cops showing up and asking my family if my brutal murder came about because I had enemies- anyone out to get me.  ‘Oh yes, here’s the list.  Start with the Mennonites if you want the most likely but then if you’d rather just go alphabetically.]

6 thoughts on “Been There, Had That (Several Times, Many Times)

  1. Christian 12 May 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Done and done.

    I have a copy stashed, hit the “report” link, and sent a quick email to the editors of the paper.


  2. jeff 12 May 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Oh, don’t be a bunch of babies. Its just the Islamist wackos you really need to worry about.


  3. JasonS 12 May 2011 at 6:49 pm

    The thing is, Jim, you hide behind being right, but won’t respond in humility when called on your attitude.
    We homeschool our children and are Fundamentalists,but have done none of these things.
    You commit the error of stereotyping and over generalizing.


    • Jim 12 May 2011 at 6:57 pm

      well jase i dont think anyone with even a semblance of wit would suggest im hiding from you or anyone else. i simply refuse to plug your blog- which is why i’ve deleted the rather cleverly placed link.


  4. Doug 12 May 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Well, we chose not to homeschool our kids, but my brother and his wife do. His oldest daughter who was homeschooled, completed a 2 year RN program at a community college just before she was 18. She has passed all her boards and is working as a nurse. OTOH, I know of a TN family that frankly sucks at home schooling and really doing their kids a disservice. I think there is a number of reasons a family may chose to homeschool their kids, not just those listed.


    • Jim 12 May 2011 at 8:32 pm



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