We don't all mourn alike the recent celebrity and political losses that have made the news. I know we didn't all vote the same in the last big election, and I can certainly live with that. I also have a pretty good idea that we in here range the gamut from commie through anarchist. And I can live with that. However, I can't see any reason for folks to savage one another, in here, over a difference of opinion. For the most part, we are a community of creative, intelligent, educated people drawn together originally by our common attraction to things mac. We have wandered the wilderness through several forums, lost some through attrition, some others through boredom or distraction, and yet others through real death. And yet we are here. Other that the mac, we don't all worship at the same alters. Not all republicans are savages anymore than all democrats are saints. The way some in here react to an expression of opinion is severely inhospitable. It would be nice if we could learn to capitalize on our differences to benefit our common bond.
The Bill of Rights doesn't grant us our rights, it merely enumerates them.
Since I don't post or even browse the political forum I take it things have been somewhat hostile in there. I just won't discuss politics or religion. What's the point? I have NEVER been in an argument or debate about either subject that changed the minds of the people debating the subject. I won't waste my time that way.
However, I have enjoyed beating the crap out of bullies. Maybe I read too many Marvel comics as a kid. Or seen too many John Wayne movies. But I won't tolerate bullies. They usually get what they deserve.
Since you brought this up — for the millionth time — there is no bullying, there are no gang-ups, there is no one being run out of the forum or shut down. Not now. Not ever. And not in the foreseeable future.
When two or more members share the same opposition to another's argument, it's called sharing the same opposition. There are different degrees and methods to how each member expresses his or herself. Some are analytical, others emotional, and some who, by default, go looking for a fight and resort to exceptionally derogatory and vulgar references in the name of "watchfulness".
I would suggest that you can simmer down at any time. That you, too, could contribute to the mitigation of the acrimony. But then, someone might perceive that as bullying.
Thousands? More of your bilious hyperbole. But thanks for demonstrating my point about two or more persons sharing the same opinion. No, not thousands. But a fair number of members here believe that a certain chap — for whom you have appointed yourself groupie and body guard — has often expressed seemingly anti-gay opinions.
There's nothing to spin. Several members have objected to those comments.
The only one bringing you to a boil is yourself, and I don't think you want to simmer down.
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