[Vision2020] Princess Sushitushi & Level Playing Field Quote

Guber guber at yuber.com
Tue Sep 19 09:04:20 PDT 2006

Dear Pooh-shtink,

You go girl....



---- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <metzler at moscow.com>
To: <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 09:29 AM
Subject: [Vision2020] Princess Sushitushi & Level Playing Field Quote

 The Princess Tushi Wrote:
 The level playing field of the internet is creating what is really a 
 different world. The kinds of "hierarchical, patriarchal, and exclusive 
 modes of story telling that have gone on in homes and churches" are getting 
 hammered. If the people who are reveling in (or perhaps I should say, 
 *rebelling in*) all this get their way, there will no longer be a hierarchy 
 in either the family or the church. They think this is a good thing, because
 they are at least as talented as, if not smarter and better than, the people
 who have been placed over them as rulers, but the rulers refused to 
 recognize that by sharing power with them. The idea is, "If the existence of
 the hierarchy means I have to submit to *that* idiot, it is better that the 
 hierarchy be destroyed. A hierarchy that refuses to put me at its apex is 
 inherently unjust."
 Of course, they can't take this approach vis-a-vis the last remaining 
 government institution -- the institution of the State -- because the State 
 carries a bigger gun than any individual could wield. The family and the 
 church don't have guns to enforce their authority, so it's open season. Thus
 protected, every knave feels confident in attacking knights with their 
 words, calling it "leveling the playing field."
 How noble.
 Princess Sushitushi
 Me:  I wanted to note that the Princess is quoting me, and she/he/they are
 referring to Wilson's kicking me off his blog, his spiritual abuse towards
 me and my family, and Christ Church's expelling my family and I from the
 church without judicial procedure or justification.  Ironically, one of the
 explanations for doing this is that I'm really an idiot who can't read a
 book and is suffering from the illusion that I should pursue a master's
 degree.  So that's the broad context of this interesting quote (I have noted
 before the Princess's quoting from me without citation).  Often, when a
 kirker tries to criticize me they do so by yanking a quote from me out of
 context.  I have called this lying.  The context here is close enough, so I
 won't call the Princess a liar here - but it certainly tip toes to the line.
 The immediate context of this quote was a SLAPP lawsuit from an apparently
 corrupt CEO of a not for profit, $10million/year company.  Last year they
 spent $64,000 on attorney fees and have now sought to silence a friend of
 ours Frank Vance for making allegations against this CEO.  This CEO has
 called my site and others pure "slander."  Frank's site is professionally
 done and his investigative journalism caused the CEO to do precisely what
 some of the allegations predicted him to do:  try to get a prior restraint
 on some nobody laymen's website, file a law suit against his freedom of
 speech, and clamp off all exposure of their inside practices.  Frank only
 pursued setting up this web site in such a way after getting pursued by this
 CEO and after getting censored from another site.  One of the things Frank
 Vance has trying to do during all this was exposing Douglas Wilson's
 injustice and deceit regarding the defrocking of his buddy RC Sproul Jr.
 Now we have another pastor, Tim Bayly (another buddy of Douglas Wilson), who
 is arrogantly trying to clamp off communication and hurl moral smears
 against those who disagree; Tim removed a post from a woman on his blog
 after expressing perplexity of what to do with women who disagreed with him,
 since he is, as he told me explicitly, a "patriarchalist."  That woman was
 banned from another similar discussion group and found a place to give her
 side of the story at Pooh's Think.  On the internet, arrogant and powerful
 men can't silence publicity and dissent, unless of course Ligonier
 Ministries convinced the Supreme Court of the United States to silence Frank
 Vance - and I have a hard time believing they will do that.  
 Noble indeed.  Irony the name "Princess" here, no?
 Michael Metzler
 www.poohsthink.com <http://www.poohsthink.com/>

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