Fort Wayne blogger Dan Turkette, aka Angry White Boy (and many other aliases) has had his typepad account suspended as of sometime last night. Turkette, owner of the local business "Great American Spice Company", is an extreme-right-wing blogger who attacks anyone and everyone who disagree with his set views on how American society should be. Unless you are a white Republican who vehemently hates anyone different from yourself, you will probably make his list of enemies. Indeed, I have been repeatedly trashed by Mr.Turkette for my liberal stances on local and national politics and my acceptance of those who are different from me. His favorite tools include photo-shopped images of those whom he disagrees with, and making annoymous or falsified-name comments on blogs he disagrees with.
Mr.Turkette's sole redeeming value is his crusade against child-molesters. He regularly posts their profiles in a "Fort Wayne's Most Wanted" sort of way. His friends often point to this as a reason to disregard the rest of the content on his site. I strongly disagree with this mindset. Supporting the prosecution of and voicing your opinion against deviants who molest our children does not make one admirable or place one upon a pedestal; IT SHOULD BE EXPECTED! Other than the aforementioned deviants, we ALL do anything and everything we can to protect our kids. I am pleased that these accused offenders are profiled by Mr.Turkette. This does not, however, give him license to attack other law-abiding citizens of different races or viewpoints. Ironically, it appears that his account was suspended DUE to his comments regarding one of these sex offenders.
Indeed, I'm not sure whether HIS rights are being stepped on here. I say that despite HIS constant stepping upon the rights and freedoms of others, including my own. I respect his rights as an American citizen to express his views, even though I disagree with 95% of them. This story is still developing; here are some local viewpoints:
- Fort Wayne Observed
- Reverent and Free
- Did I Type That Out Loud
- Just for the Record