Monday, June 13, 2016

A Long Rusty Groove




A Long Rusty Groove



  I would like to say thank-you to Your Ward News fan of the month, Kelly Fairchild. Kelly is a local Artist and activist who donates ten percent of her art sales to charitable causes she believes in.
   Kelly has been a big help to our little paper this month by promoting our paper not only within our publishing area (where we distribute the paper for free) but well outside of it and even internationally! Because of a petition Kelly started, the hits on our web site and paid subscriptions from outside of our publishing area have skyrocketed. This is the petition that Kelly posted on change.org.


Canada Post
This is a formal Petition asking for you to discontinue delivering the hate-speech paper Your Ward News to the general population. 
Every month this paper is delivered to thousands of homes.  Every month this paper uses name-calling and false allegations as a way to bully people.  Every month this paper calls women sluts, whores, she-hags, bitches, cock-teasers, and femi-Marxists.  Dr. James Sears who runs the paper, regularly degrades women of various ethnicities (Asian, Jewish), by commenting on their sexuality (saying that “Jewesses” are frigid, but good at giving head).  He regularly posts photos of women in sexually degrading photo-shopped images. Images that should not be slipped into our mailboxes. 
These pages are filled with profanity, and slanderous comments about politicians and regular civilians.  These pages are filled with lies.  Lies about women, lies about feminists, lies about religions and races, lies about immigrants, lies about homosexuals, and lies about men who don’t believe that women should be submissive.  This paper spreads false allegations against female nurses, and false allegations against organizations that work to help women and children who are victims of violence.  Those who speak up against James Sears end up as targets in his paper, and are subjected to name-calling, personal insults and sexually degrading remarks and/or photo-shopped images. 
This paper is offensive and dangerous, and we should not be subjected to this trash invading our homes.   James Sears values “Freedom of Speech” above all, (above integrity, above humanity, above decency) and we wouldn’t dream of denying him this ‘right’, so we are simply asking Canada Post to discontinue delivering this paper, to those who don’t subscribe.   This “newspaper” offers no factual information, or constructive input.  It exists solely as a platform for those who wish to spread hate and misinformation.  Your Ward News is not a “newspaper”, it is propaganda that is meant to insult, and degrade those who are different than its editor James Sears.  Which is why we are asking that this paper not be delivered to unsubscribed homes.  
Those who subscribe to Sears’ distorted and harmful way of thinking should simply subscribe to his paper.  While this hate-speech paper should be shut down entirely, we will settle (for now), with Canada Post agreeing to discontinue delivering Your Ward News to non-subscribers.

   Of course Kelly had help from her friend Warren Kinsella and his collective in promoting this to the large numbers it received. Right away Kinsella tweeted and facebooked Kelly’s petition far and wide amongst his brain washed minions which made it such a success.
    The only problem is most of what Kelly says about us is just not true. For starters I don’t lie Kelly. I stand behind every word I have ever had published in this paper. Now it’s true my bat shit crazy editor James and our warped graphic artist Robert tend to put satirical pictures and outrageous by-lines to my work but I do have journalistic standards and I do not lie. Many of the stories in this paper are satirical in nature and outrageous in subject but that is opinion not hate. We openly denounce violence and injustice towards all people regardless of ethnicity or gender. That being said we also reserve the right to talk about these matters and believe that having the right to free speech to openly discuss matters of ethnicity and gender is a right to practice and defend.
     Here’s something you don’t have a right to Kelly, the right not be offended.  Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so too is “feeling offended” in the realm of the beholder. Words are words; each person is in charge of their own emotions. To blame us or anyone else because you feel angry, offended or upset shows an abandonment of responsibility and an utter lack of emotional maturity. Since when did people become such crybabies that we couldn’t stand hearing a certain word or phrase, being called a name, or tagged with a label?  
   When idiot box talking head Warren Kinsella or puppet politicians like Dimwit  Arthur Potts or Marxist Mary Margaret McMahon make public statements about us it has a profound effect on people. That’s why it’s fair game to talk about them.
     But it also does something else, for one thing it encourages that abandonment of responsibility and an utter lack of emotional maturity in people like you Kelly Fairchild. When somebody like Kinsella campaigns against us nonstop, calling us hateful, racist, Nazis and misogynists, it’s like he is taking a big rusty nail and scratching a grove in the minds of people. He’s coming to conclusion and judgement for you, he’s circumventing your critical thought process. Most of all he’s using you to shut down the voice of those who politically oppose him and his political friends who make a very good living off the backs of the public.
    Your needle gets stuck in a big rusty groove so you will have a knee jerk reaction to what? A small community paper that prints alternative news, politics, opinion and satire? This big rusty groove makes people who have never even seen our paper think it’s some kind of illegal hate speech Nazi rag. How do I know this is true? Below are just a few examples taken from the first couple of pages of responses to the petition.  

These people are not even Canadian who are signing this petition to Canada post! No link to the paper was published with the petition and these people have never seen the paper!

      Most of the people who signed this on line petition calling us Nazis and accusing us of spreading hate speech (which is illegal) have never seen the paper and have come to this conclusion because somebody told them it was so. If this paper were really hate speech I would be in prison or in court saying this instead of printing it and putting it in your mail box!
   Kelly it’s you who lie when you call opinion hate speech, you do so because you have had a groove scratched in your mind by a political philosophy that tells you that you are not responsible if you feel offended by those who you don’t agree with. They have tricked you into thinking that your free speech is not as important as somebody else’s feelings.
   Now here’s something else you and Warren will wrongly consider hate speech. If this paper or my words in it are offensive to you, TOO GOD DAMN BAD!  

Lawrence McCurry

February, 2016







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