Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Haterphernalia List Topper

I made up "haterphernalia" a few years ago and snapped up the URL I thought there should be a special word for accessories that spread hateful propaganda when I saw a bumper sticker on a truck that was an anti-forest/pro-logging message. I thought I'd start a gallery of these hideous things, then I never did. If this is how the year is going to go maybe I should get back on this project. But it would be contrary to my intention if Paula Smith, the owner of, got more traffic to her site because I put her "cute" stickers in a slideshow of things I despise.

“Don’t Re-Nig in 2012,” reads the sticker — a not-too-subtle play on a word that invokes one of the most repulsive racial epithets to attack the country’s first black president. Yet, Smith sees absolutely nothing wrong with it....

Would there be any positive outcome from horrifying thinking people with the incomprehensible taste of people proud of their lack of critical thought? (This sticker isn't just blatantly racist, if you give it a moment's thought it doesn't even make any sense. If it is a play on "renege" then it's actually a PRO Obama sticker.) Does anybody qualified in PR want my URL? Throw it up on Tumblr and take a poll on which is the most horrible?

UPDATE: Haterphernalia is a non-partisan word. A sticker that said something mean about a Republican issue would make the list too, I just can't think of an example of one.

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