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The “Wall Of Hate” poster created from the four pages of hate comments summarized in one section of TobakkoNacht. All the collected comments are real examples taken from files collected over the years on the net. During my book events I hang a 45″ x 30″ poster of this (along with a selection of other posters) on a wall for people to examine as they are waiting for the event to begin.
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McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]
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michaeljmcfadden commented on JGOOGLE+:McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] gets hated
2014-Mar-07 FROM GOOGLE+ Michael McFaddenShared publicly12:35 PM The “Wall Of Hate” poster created from the four pages of hate …
I hadn’t realized this would be picked up by Jottings… I guess that’s how a Google+ mailing works though! LOL! In any event, a brief explanation: At one point in “TobakkoNacht — The Antismoking Endgame” I explore the social harms caused by the antismoking movement and also look at the calm acceptance of the buildup of an atmosphere of hate. I was puzzled at first as to how to share the extent of the problem effectively: anecdotal examples are usually and justly brushed off as simply being meaningless outlier “anecdotal examples” pulled from a few kooks.
I decided to break up the more scholarly rhythm of the chapter by grouping a representative set of brief examples I’d seen in my years of internet reading into a condensed solid mass squeezed without spacing into two sets of facing pages — a sort of Orwellian Bible of “Twor Minutes of Hate” readings. Then when it came time to begin doing public presentations and readings I took those four pages and converted them into a 30″ x 45″ wall poster for people to examine, along with other posters, as a group for an event was gathering. Three, four, or five “tales” are anecdotal examples: when those tales multiply into the hundreds they become something else.
This “Wall Of Hate” was the end product:
and together with the Author’s Preface at http://TobakkoNacht.com it explains a lot about why I felt there was such a need for this book and how it grew out of my Peace Studies efforts during my years at Manhattan College. Those interested in reading further can borrow the book from MC’s library or order one through Amazon if they wish.
Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, 1973
[JR: No escaping the “internet vacuum cleaner” focused on all things Jasper.]
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