Rack Jite -- Liberal Hate Monger

Interesting experience I had recently. I was looking for my Representative's (Helen Chenowith) email address so I could could tell her my opinions on the upcoming impeachment of President Clinton vote.  I found Rack Jite's web site.  I initially just looked at the one page my search got a hit on (http://rackjite.com/3cnazi.htm).  I was rather shocked.  I had often thought Rush Limbaugh was more entertainment than substance and Reverend Richard Butler (Church of Aryan Nations, Hayden Lake, Idaho) was bigoted and a hate monger.  If there were a competition, here is someone that would make Rush and Butler look like amateurs..

I wrote him a short note expressing my opinion.  I don't know what I was attempting to accomplish, perhaps let him know that he should check his facts a bit more to avoid making himself out to be a fool.  Anyway, we had exchanged a few email messages which are included in their entirety below.  The only changes have been some slight format changes. 

See also, the comments from a formerly liberal friend of mine on this exchange.


-----Message 1-----


From: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Sent: Friday, December 11, 1998 4:34 PM
To: 'rackjite@worldnet.att.net'
Subject: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

I haven't read everything on your web, but it's quite clear from what I have read that you don't have a clue about Idaho, the US. Constitution, or Rep. Chenowith. Have you ever been in Idaho? Have you ever read the US Constitution?

I have some serious complaints about Rep. Chenowith's personal life, her stand on gays, religion, and abortion. But even with all those complaints, I would much rather have her represent me that someone such as yourself. You appear to be totally ignorant of what you write about and vigorously hateful. Please get a clue.

Regards,

-joe-
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-----Reply to Message 1-----


From: rackjite@worldnet.att.net [mailto:rackjite@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 1998 7:00 AM
To: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Subject: Re: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

Oh gosh, are you one hypocritical little nitwit!
Without you even mentioning it, I can smell what you are about.
GUNS, guns, GUNS GUNS GUNS and of course GUNS! :)

On Fri, 11 Dec 1998 16:33:51 -0800, you wrote:
*I haven't read everything on your web, but it's quite clear from what I have
*read that you don't have a clue about Idaho, the US. Constitution, or Rep.
*Chenowith. Have you ever been in Idaho? Have you ever read the US
*Constitution?
*
*I have some serious complaints about Rep. Chenowith's personal life, her
*stand on gays, religion, and abortion. But even with all those complaints,
*I would much rather have her represent me that someone such as yourself.
*You appear to be totally ignorant of what you write about and vigorously
*hateful. Please get a clue.
*
*Regards,
*
*-joe-
*----
*mailto:a-jhuff@microsoft.com (weekdays only)
*mailto:JoeH@turbonet.com
*http://personal.palouse.net/joeh
"All honorable men of good character who may be lucky
enough to get a BJ, not only refrain from pointing
the finger, but lie about it if asked." Father Jite
**Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Conservatively Incorrect**
http://rackjite.com

-----Message 2-----


From: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Sent: Monday, December 14, 1998 2:32 PM
To: 'rackjite@worldnet.att.net'
Subject: RE: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

Hypocritical? Little? Nitwit? Engaging in some name calling because you don't have any facts to back up your statements where I challenged you?

I shared your email with a Jewish friend of mine. His response was:

>It's demonizing-behavior. If the same personality were in some
>other situation, he'd be demonizing gay people. Or he'd be
>demonizing Jews. Or he'd be a conservative sliming liberals
>without bothering to have any actual discussion with them.
>It's endless. He can't let that stuff go. If he did, he wouldn't
>know how to identify himself. Only by having an enemy does he
>have substance. I know this all too well. I used to think that way.

And regardless of whether I have an interest in guns or not -- what does guns have to do with your calling me hypocritical, little, and a nitwit? And/or please relate guns to your statements of Idaho and Helen Chenowith.

-joe-
-----Original Message-----
From: rackjite@worldnet.att.net [mailto:rackjite@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 1998 7:00 AM
To: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Subject: Re: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

Oh gosh, are you one hypocritical little nitwit!
Without you even mentioning it, I can smell what you are about.
GUNS, guns, GUNS GUNS GUNS and of course GUNS! :)


On Fri, 11 Dec 1998 16:33:51 -0800, you wrote:
*I haven't read everything on your web, but it's quite clear from what I have
*read that you don't have a clue about Idaho, the US. Constitution, or Rep.
*Chenowith. Have you ever been in Idaho? Have you ever read the US
*Constitution?
*
*I have some serious complaints about Rep. Chenowith's personal life, her
*stand on gays, religion, and abortion. But even with all those complaints,
*I would much rather have her represent me that someone such as yourself.
*You appear to be totally ignorant of what you write about and vigorously
*hateful. Please get a clue.
*
*Regards,
*
*-joe-
*----
*mailto:a-jhuff@microsoft.com (weekdays only)
*mailto:JoeH@turbonet.com
*http://personal.palouse.net/joeh
"All honorable men of good character who may be lucky
enough to get a BJ, not only refrain from pointing
the finger, but lie about it if asked." Father Jite
**Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Conservatively Incorrect**
http://rackjite.com

-----Reply to Message 2-----

From: rackjite@worldnet.att.net [mailto:rackjite@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 1998 6:42 PM
To: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Subject: Re: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

Go away you hypocritical little nitwit...

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998 14:31:30 -0800, you wrote:
*Hypocritical? Little? Nitwit? Engaging in some name calling because you
*don't have any facts to back up your statements where I challenged you?
*
*I shared your email with a Jewish friend of mine. His response was:
*
*>It's demonizing-behavior. If the same personality were in some
*>other situation, he'd be demonizing gay people. Or he'd be
*>demonizing Jews. Or he'd be a conservative sliming liberals
*>without bothering to have any actual discussion with them.
*>It's endless. He can't let that stuff go. If he did, he wouldn't
*>know how to identify himself. Only by having an enemy does he
*>have substance. I know this all too well. I used to think that way.
*
*And regardless of whether I have an interest in guns or not -- what does
*guns have to do with your calling me hypocritical, little, and a nitwit?
*And/or please relate guns to your statements of Idaho and Helen Chenowith
*
*-joe-
*-----Original Message-----
*From: rackjite@worldnet.att.net [mailto:rackjite@worldnet.att.net]
*Sent: Saturday, December 12, 1998 7:00 AM
*To: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
*Subject: Re: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.
*
*
*Oh gosh, are you one hypocritical little nitwit!
*Without you even mentioning it, I can smell what you are about.
*GUNS, guns, GUNS GUNS GUNS and of course GUNS! :)
*
*
*On Fri, 11 Dec 1998 16:33:51 -0800, you wrote:
*
**I haven't read everything on your web, but it's quite clear from what I have
**read that you don't have a clue about Idaho, the US. Constitution, or Rep.
**Chenowith. Have you ever been in Idaho? Have you ever read the US
**Constitution?
**
**I have some serious complaints about Rep. Chenowith's personal life, her
**stand on gays, religion, and abortion. But even with all those complaints,
**I would much rather have her represent me that someone such as yourself.
**You appear to be totally ignorant of what you write about and vigorously
**hateful. Please get a clue.
**
**Regards,
**
**-joe-
**----
**mailto:a-jhuff@microsoft.com (weekdays only)
**mailto:JoeH@turbonet.com
**http://personal.palouse.net/joeh
*
* "All honorable men of good character who may be lucky
* enough to get a BJ, not only refrain from pointing
* the finger, but lie about it if asked." Father Jite
* **Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Conservatively Incorrect**
* http://rackjite.com
"All honorable men of good character who may be lucky
enough to get a BJ, not only refrain from pointing
the finger, but lie about it if asked." Father Jite
**Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Conservatively Incorrect**
http://rackjite.com

-----Message 3-----

From: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 1998 8:10 AM
To: 'rackjite@worldnet.att.net'
Subject: RE: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

Limited vocabulary? Or just can't face facts and rationality?

At least you have given me something definitive to put on my web page about you.

-joe-

-----Original Message-----
From: rackjite@worldnet.att.net [mailto:rackjite@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 1998 6:42 PM
To: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Subject: Re: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

Go away you hypocritical little nitwit...

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998 14:31:30 -0800, you wrote:
*Hypocritical? Little? Nitwit? Engaging in some name calling because you
*don't have any facts to back up your statements where I challenged you?
*
*I shared your email with a Jewish friend of mine. His response was:
*
*>It's demonizing-behavior. If the same personality were in some
*>other situation, he'd be demonizing gay people. Or he'd be
*>demonizing Jews. Or he'd be a conservative sliming liberals
*>without bothering to have any actual discussion with them.
*>It's endless. He can't let that stuff go. If he did, he wouldn't
*>know how to identify himself. Only by having an enemy does he
*>have substance. I know this all too well. I used to think that way.
*
*And regardless of whether I have an interest in guns or not -- what does
*guns have to do with your calling me hypocritical, little, and a nitwit?
*And/or please relate guns to your statements of Idaho and Helen Chenowith.
*
*-joe-
*-----Original Message-----
*From: rackjite@worldnet.att.net [mailto:rackjite@worldnet.att.net]
*Sent: Saturday, December 12, 1998 7:00 AM
*To: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
*Subject: Re: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.
*
*
*Oh gosh, are you one hypocritical little nitwit!
*Without you even mentioning it, I can smell what you are about.
*GUNS, guns, GUNS GUNS GUNS and of course GUNS! :)
*
*
*On Fri, 11 Dec 1998 16:33:51 -0800, you wrote:
*
**I haven't read everything on your web, but it's quite clear from what I have
**read that you don't have a clue about Idaho, the US. Constitution, or Rep.
**Chenowith. Have you ever been in Idaho? Have you ever read the US
**Constitution?
**
**I have some serious complaints about Rep. Chenowith's personal life, her
**stand on gays, religion, and abortion. But even with all those complaints,
**I would much rather have her represent me that someone such as yourself.
**You appear to be totally ignorant of what you write about and vigorously
**hateful. Please get a clue.
**
**Regards,
**
**-joe-
**----
**mailto:a-jhuff@microsoft.com (weekdays only)
**mailto:JoeH@turbonet.com
**http://personal.palouse.net/joeh
*
* "All honorable men of good character who may be lucky
* enough to get a BJ, not only refrain from pointing
* the finger, but lie about it if asked." Father Jite
* **Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Conservatively Incorrect**
* http://rackjite.com
"All honorable men of good character who may be lucky
enough to get a BJ, not only refrain from pointing
the finger, but lie about it if asked." Father Jite
**Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Conservatively Incorrect**
http://rackjite.com

-----Reply to Message 3-----

From: rackjite@worldnet.att.net [mailto:rackjite@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 1998 8:19 AM
To: Joseph K. Huffman (Volt Computer)
Subject: Re: Idaho, Helen Chenowith, etc.

On Tue, 15 Dec 1998 08:09:36 -0800, you wrote:
**From: rackjite@worldnet.att.ne
**Go away you hypocritical little nitwit...
*Limited vocabulary? Or just can't face facts and rationality?
*At least you have given me something definitive to put on my web page about
*you.

Gosh, if I am to be forever immortalized on your website I should give you more
bang for you buck hey? :) What definitive thing did I do here? I called a
hypocritical little nitwit a hypocritical little nitwit! On no! Think it will
make it in to Bartlett's? :) What a hypocritical little nitwit you are.

Now GO AWAY!

"All honorable men of good character who may be lucky
enough to get a BJ, not only refrain from pointing
the finger, but lie about it if asked." Father Jite
**Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Conservatively Incorrect**
http://rackjite.com


----Comments from 'Mike', a formerly liberal friend of mine.----

I re-read the whole exchange, posted on your web site. There’s an interesting thing that he does — and I realize that I have also done it in previous e-mail to you by using the expression “his little place in the universe”. He uses the word “little” as a verbal bludgeon, as in his frequent repetition of the phrase “hypocritical little nitwit.”

The purpose of using the word that way is to belittle: literally, to make little. When someone is depicted as “little,” for a moment he might appear (to the flamer) to have become smaller and less threatening. When the flamer is hooked on such talk, it seems likely to me he has revealed that he’s afraid of something — and he has to make the thing that frightens him into a small, harmless, even ludicrous object. But it doesn’t work; he has to go on doing this kind of thing because he can’t stop being afraid. He’s doing it to you today; he’ll do it to another guy tomorrow. (Each time, he’ll think it is a victory for him; in fact it does nothing for him — he’s just a little slow to realize it <g>)

Back in the days when I was very anti-gun, I tended to think of “gun nuts” as drooling, knuckle-dragging morons. Cavemen. Uneducated. Beer-drinking slobs who could barely read and who probably beat up their wives a lot. Maybe they were even all closet Nazis, eh? Etc., etc., etc. It was an image that came instantly to mind. I would talk about “gun nuts” that same way with friends of like mind. It all made such perfect sense to us.

But if ever I came across a “gun nut” in person I would be silent — especially if it was someone dressed in, say, hunting cammos. Or I might see “gun nuts” on TV and make a snide comment about them, but seeing them made me feel a bit afraid (something I didn’t reveal to other people). It wasn’t rational, but it wasn’t surprising considering how I’d been raised. It wasn’t until a long time later that I realized what I’d been doing: trying to make the “gun nuts” almost into sub-humans in my mind, and paint them as ridiculous and stupid so that they shrank in stature and were less scary to me. (But as I said, this doesn’t work. No amount of sneering made me feel less afraid.)

I have no doubt that some small percentage of “gun people” (those few who are outright fascistically-minded) “deserve” every bit of fear I had for them — then and now. But for crying out loud . . . what a stupid, prejudicial way to think about an entire group of people, with no distinctions made. It took some years to realize what a big lie there was in imagining myself enlightened and non-bigoted — all the while that I’d been thinking like a garden-variety bigot. That was one of the fun things about the ’60s and ’70s: You could fantasize that you were on a higher plane of consciousness than “those” people — and be every bit as bigoted and vicious as you thought they were. You didn’t have to hold yourself accountable, nor wonder if you weren’t being two-faced about it. By definition, as a more “enlightened” person, you didn’t have any of those problems. Only other people had such problems. It was all so convenient . . .

I suspect “RackJite” doesn’t have a clue about these pretty severe flaws in his thinking; the prejudice he spews looks like the simple truth to him. It’s a bit depressing to read what he writes (what little of it there is), but perhaps he’s simply young and will smarten up a bit some day. (He does use the word “puerile” on his web site to describe his rants; that part, he got exactly right <g>.) 


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