The Emerson Avenger

The Emerson Avenger is a "memory hole" free blog where censorship is scorned. This blog will "guard the right to know" about any injustices and abuses that corrupt Unitarian Universalism. Posters may speak and argue freely, according to conscience, about any injustices and abuses, or indeed hypocrisy, that they may know about so that the Avenger, in the form of justice and redress, may come surely and swiftly. . . "Slowly, slowly the Avenger comes, but comes surely." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In 1992 I underwent a profound revelatory experience of God which revealed that the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" is a "Sign in the Heavens" that symbolizes God's divine omniscience. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal contemptuously dismissed as my "psychotic experience" here: - This revelatory religious experience inspired me to propose an inter-religious celebration of Creation that would take place whenever a total solar eclipse took place over our planet. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan and other leading members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal falsely and maliciously labeled as a "cult" here: - I am now an excommunicated Unitarian whose "alternative spiritual practice" includes publicly exposing and denouncing Unitarian*Universalist injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy. The Emerson Avenger blog will serve that purpose for me and hopefully others will share their concerns here. Dee Miller's term DIM Thinking is used frequently and appropriately on this blog. You may read more about what DIM Thinking is here -

Friday, February 13, 2009

Anti-Conservative Anti-Republican Unitarian Universalist U*U Hate Speech ALSO Inspired Jim Adkisson's Murderous Attack On The TVUUC In Knoxville TN

Not unexpectedly aka unsurprisingly Seattle based freelance journalist David Neiwert has joined the "Amen Choir" of Unitarian*Universalist bloggers who are pointing the proverbial finger directly at right-wing "shock jocks" Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, and Ann Coulter* et al, for being the inspiration of Jim David Adkisson's murderous assault on the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. In a blog post entitled 'We can see why Bernie Goldberg's book was an inspiration to the Knoxville church gunman' posted on the less than lucky date of Friday the 13th February, 2009, David Neiwart says -

The manifesto he composed before his murderous rampage was just released; you can read the whole thing here [pdf file], and it's worth reading in its entirety for a number of reasons. But I especially took note of Part III:

This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn't get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It's the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence.

David Neiwert then goes on to say -

But merely pointing out the obvious, common-sense connection between O'Reilly's reckless rhetoric and Jim David Adkisson's murderous political-terror spree is enough to bring down O'Reilly's wrath.

Note how Neiwart frames the story: Nowhere does he mention that Adkisson not only knew Unitarian*Universalists personally, and heard what is said about conservatives in the Unitarian*Universalist Church, but he was openly acting on the scapegoating of conservatives contained therein. . . Like every single other Unitarian*Universalist who has pointed the finger at the reckless rhetoric of right wing shock jocks as *the* inspiration for Jim Adkisson's murderous rampage, David Neiwart studiously avoids merely pointing out the obvious, common-sense connection between Unitarian*Universalist's reckless anti-conservative rhetoric and Jim David Adkisson's murderous political-terror spree. . . I especially take note of how David Neiwart completely overlooked what Jim David Adkisson said about the Unitarian*Universalist Church.

Here is the initial comment that I left in response to David Neiwart's tunnel vision blog post with some additional embedded hyperlinks -

"These guys are big battleships, dontcha know. Why be bothered with such little spitballs as basic decency and integrity?"

Believe it or not it can be kinda fun being a "big battleship", especially when you are on the side of basic decency and integrity. Just Google - "Iowa Class Battleships" and Unitarians - to see what I mean. There is no question that Jim David Adkisson is a hate-filled racist "homophobic" anti-Liberal bigot who took things way too far in his murderous attack on Unitarian*Universalists but. . . in their finger pointing at Jim Adkisson and the right-wing shock jocks who inspired his terrorist act U*Us, are conveniently forgetting that they themselves harbor and protect people who are no so far removed from Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and Bernie Goldberg etc. when it comes to reckless rhetoric. True, I am not aware of many U*Us suggesting that Republicans and conservatives, or other people they despise should be killed but they none-the-less spout hate-filled rhetoric that makes a total mockery of U*U principles and purposes. In some cases the reckless rhetoric of the U*Us very closely parallels that of Jim David Adkisson or the right-wing shock jocks.

I can't help but take note of the fact that, to date, none of U*U bloggers commenting on Jim Adkisson's suicide note cum "manifesto" have dealt with what he said about the Unitarian*Universalist church in it, and this begs the question -

Why not?

Is it because if one looks past Jim Adkisson's racism, "homophobia", and hatred of Liberals one sees that is not he is not *that* far off the mark in his criticism of Unitarian*Universalism? Is it because Jim Adkisson's manifesto reveals that Unitarian*Universalists are not completely innocent in this matter, and may well have reaped the whirlwind of the hate-filled anti-Republican and anti-conservative, to say nothing of anti-Christian and more broadly anti-religious "wind" that they sow in U*U "churches" throughout the U*U World? It is all very well to talk about how right-wing shock jocks inspired Jim Adkisson's hatred of U*Us but what about the fact that U*U hatred of conservatives inspired him and may well have driven him into the welcoming embrace of right-wing shock jocks? What about these words about U*Us quoted from Jim Adkisson's "manifesto" -

Those people are absolute Hypocrits (sic).
They embrace every pervert that comes down the pike, but if they find out your (sic) a conservative, they absolutely Hate you.
I know, I experienced it.

Herewith my follow-up comment in response to the wrath of Candy -

Oh dear. . .

It would seem that my merely pointing out the obvious, common-sense connection between the reckless anti-Republican and more broadly anti-conservative rhetoric of Unitarian*Universalists and Jim David Adkisson's murderous political-terror spree, as it is clearly expressed in Jim Adkisson's suicide note cun "manifesto", is enough to bring down the wrath of Candy.


"Are you seriously saying that the UUs tolerance and love of gay folks and acceptance of differing views on the nature and existence of god was so threatening to this Adkisson person that he was somehow justified in feeling as he did? That it forms an explanation or even an excuse for his acting out? Are you really?

That's just . . . wow."

No Candy. That is not what I am saying at all. Please read what I actually said and be so kind as to refrain from twisting my words.

Other follow-up comments may be read on the pertinent comments thread but I may transfer others over here as well.

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Blogger Matt Osborne said...

Unbelievable. What did Unitarians do to you, exactly? Burn a question-mark in your yard? How did they "earn" some nutcase walking in and blasting away with a shotgun?

Sunday, June 28, 2009 11:15:00 am  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...


Actually it is very believable if you responsibly look into what I am saying here.

:What did Unitarians do to you, exactly?

It's a long story and use of the past tense is not entirely appropriate in that Unitarians are effectively still doing it to me in one way or another. . . Read the brief description in my Blogger profile for the short but not so sweet version and/or run appropriate Google searches for more lengthy and detailed info.

:Burn a question-mark in your yard?

If only it was as simple as that. Actually I kind of "burned" a gigantic question mark in the backyard of the Unitarian Church of Montreal a while back as part of my ongoing protest against the highly questionable manner that intolerant and abusive Montreal Unitarian U*Us, and grossly negligent and effectively complicit UUA administrators, have behaved towards me and other people.

:How did they "earn" some nutcase walking in and blasting away with a shotgun?

I never suggested that they "earned" it or deserved it. What I have suggested was that U*Us may have to some degree provoked the attack of Jim David Adkisson with "reckless anti-conservative rhetoric" that is some cases borders on "hate speech". Here is the part of Jim Adkisson's suicide note cum manifesto which suggests that his murderous attack may have been *partially* motivated by hate directed at him and other conservatives by Unitarian*Universalists -

if they find out your (sic) a conservative, they absolutely Hate you. I know, I experienced it.

I am in no way condoning Jim Adkisson's self-proclaimed hate crime. I am only pointing out that it was probably not just right-wing hate speech that motivated his attack but U*U left-wing hate-speech that he may have been subjected to aka the victim of as well. . .

Sunday, June 28, 2009 2:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't even try to say that you aren't condoning his actions. You are - and you're disgusting. Maybe if some pissed off liberal comes and attacks you, your family should expect to hear some asshat saying that you deserved it - or - I'm sorry, "provoked it". (Don't let me twist your words.) Oh wait, just kidding, liberals don't actually go around shooting people to get their jollies. My bad.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:17:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Pointing out that David Adkisson (to say nothing of many other Republicans, political conservatives, Christians and theists etc.) was subjected to capital 'H' Hate from Unitarian Universalists and that this was likely part of his motivation for going on his murderous rampage is by no means the same as condoning how he responded to The Hate Of The U*Us. I most certainly am not condoning Jim's shooting of Knoxville U*Us. And while U*Us may not "get their jollies" by shooting people I have in fact been physically assaulted by U*Us on several occasions and have had what a 911 dispatcher recognized as "death threats" uttered against me by a Montreal Unitarian Universalist. In fact another person attending the Unitarian Church of Montreal once asked me the following question as he passed me on the sidewalk -

"Should I stop and talk with you or go home and get my gun and shoot you?"

Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:31:00 am  

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