> Hi Pete.
I take offence to the fact that you can
> state that people with different views to you are
> either evil,subhuman or willing stooges to
> whatever it is you are standing for in that
> I've never implied any of that. Well, willing
> stooges perhaps, but both sides have made that
> claim about the other.
> I stand by my comments on Mateen. He was used to
> by the left to forward their narrative of
> homophobic gun violence. If you remember early
> on, that's how it was reported --
> y_drives_gun_violence/]toxic masculinity[/url]--
> that Mateen was a closeted homosexual who lashed
> out and targeted gays specifically. A poor, hurt,
> misguided soul who happened on a gun. Except
> that's not what happened at all. He and his wife
> (who was finally arrested just last week) planned
> the attack, scouted the venue, and selected their
> target based on ease to kill mass numbers of
> people. It was "leaderless jihad in an online
> Was I aggressive in my description of the left
> contributing to these deaths and this problem as a
> whole ? Perhaps, but I'm right. That frustration
> with people blind to the obvious is something I
> believe I've done better with since my return.
> It's difficult to sit by, predict this happening,
> see its cause, and have people bounce through
> their day oblivious to it all...have an attack
> happen, change their profile picture, throw down a
> hashtag, reap the social rewards for their
> "caring", and forget it the next day until it
> happens again.
> This is something we need to understand, and
> explore critically and objectively. What you find
> discontent with is my absolutely frustration in
> not seeing a desire to explore the topic
> critically and objectively.
> Hope that clarifies things a little at least.
Pete, I don't object to your frustrations, I object to your assumptions that those different on the board from you are Spastics etc if they don't hold your view?
What does it Kin matter that you can't get them to to agree with your views? I'd argue that the average IQ on this board is way higher than your average newspaper poster and you can go onto any shite newspaper site and you'd "win" almost everytime. Why can't you just debate freely and give and take on possibly one of the most open debating boards in the world?