With the rash of topics concerning things that do not belong where they have been posted, I wish to set this page as a “parent” post under which I will attempt to vent, rant and rage against the narrow-sightedness that is the internet. (Yes, I know about the word I just used, and I am creating it to be used freely by any and all who find uses for it. For the small fee of $2 million Euros. NOT! Use it if you like it, but don’t comment about it, or your comment will either be deleted or edited.)
I have the right to my opinion, just like everyone else. Just bear in mind that this IS my website, and I refuse to let hateful, argumentative posts to infiltrate. I will post your comments as long as you keep a civil tongue, present your thoughts coherently, have a valid point, et cetera. This is not some random post where people can comment with no concern for the feelings, thoughts and rights they themselves demand.
Profane, sexist, racist, hateful, hurtful, and religious angles are NOT permitted. Please keep it clean, civil and considerate. Thanks.
I looked at a Yahoo “news” story this morning, and not only the content of the article, but the scathing comments caused me to set up this section. Okay, so it is actually an ABC post, but Yahoo picked it up, or just reblogged it.
Let it be known:
I am not against the homosexual population, as I am not against the religious population, or Democrats, Republicans, so-called left- or right-wing, conservatives, liberals, and so on. I have my own views, not to be lumped in with politics, beliefs or any other group activity. I’m not a “group” sort of person.
I also don’t think that any of those affiliations should be allowed to interact with any of the others, because they don’t know how to play nice together. Everyone wants everyone else to side with them, and when it doesn’t happen, they get bent and feel they have to “save” the misinformed, to “set them straight,” as it were.
To validate, I am not homosexual, religious, or any of the other words listed above. I am me. Plain and simple.
Back to the story:
First off, it should be noted that Mr. Cruz attended a festival, and in the middle of grilling got assailed by reporters. Miss Page dressed in disguise so she could basically attack him with her questions and viewpoints, barely willing to let him counter her questions. He finally had to tell her, “Now I’m happy to answer your question, but not to have a back-and-forth debate.” Only then could he get his responses out uninterrupted.
You can read/see the rest on the link provided.
In the comment section:
This, as does any “discussion” regarding politics or religion, or just posted by plain opinionated blowhards, has a slew of comments for both sides. As well as toward other commenters and their opinions. One might think that no one will be happy unless everyone else thinks just like they do. But then, they would have to find something else to rant and rage about, which they do, anyway.
Personally, I grow more tired of it every day. I want so badly to join the fray, but I would have to attack both sides equally, which means I would get double duty back. I have less a desire to place myself in the middle of that than just letting them have at it. Would that everyone could show such consideration.
My opinions are my own, and I have no right to try to force it on someone else. I also should not have to be afraid of posting my thoughts knowing that there are those just waiting for me to so they can bash me, too. So, for the most part I don’t write anything in response.
There are times that I just feel I have to, and do so under my lesser email account because, as stated elsewhere, I don’t need my box filled with all that crud.
I try not to bash others, but relate that a particular comment is not universal, that people have differences in thoughts, beliefs, and affiliations. That those others have just as much right to post as those that bash do. I also freely admit that it takes tremendous restraint to not start all that back-and-forth dialog. I can be just as narrow-minded and hateful as they can, and my stubborn nature knows no bounds but that which I enforce upon it. That takes a lot of effort, too.
Needless to say, some agree and give a “thumbs up” and the hateful ones attack me, or rather my post.
I have been called an idiot, to which I would be hard pressed to deny, but not for the reasons they think. They try to “set me straight” and put me on the “right” path. Eventually, after no more than two or three posts, I dismiss it and leave them to it. Some people are just stuck where they are and refuse to see any other views, whether they be valid or not.
Right, then. I have done about as much to this as I care to, for I am on the edge of becoming incensed to start seething my own brand of hateful comments about the comments.
What about you? Have your own (clean, respectfully worded) opinion about my opinions?
Give us the opportunity to hear what you think. I give you my word that neither I nor anyone else will bash you. I, for one, would like to see people be able to post freely without having to be belittled or berated for it.