[Vision2020] My Column / Megaloads & Hippies

Joe Campbell philosopher.joe at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 06:16:47 PDT 2011

Hank (if I may),

Truth be told, I didn't "literally" mean you were an offensive idiot. Does
that help? Why do you get to call me a "hippy" yet somehow I've crossed an
unseen line by calling you an "offensive idiot"? I just don't get it. If you
can explain the rules to me that might help. When people are offensive to
liberals and progressives -- in this case calling folks "hippies" in an
attempt to dismiss their views -- I get offensive right back. That is just
human nature. Don't like it? Try NOT being offensive in the first place. Is
that too much to ask? People will treat you how you treat them. There is no
big mystery here.

Best, Joe

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 7:58 PM, Henry D. "Hank" Johnston <
hearseboy85 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I'm glad to see I've raised the hackles of Moscow's keyboard commandos
> here on Vision 2020!
> While I'm no longer with RadioShack in Pullman (I haven't been for over a
> year now) where I work should be of little concern to anyone on this site.
> My columns are simply the exercising of my first amendment rights to share
> my opinion with whatever twist of humor I desire.
> For what its worth, I do live in Moscow with my partner/husband Alex and am
> a Moscow/Latah county taxpayer.
> So whats that to you and your friends on your mailing list Brett?  Gonna
> send a lynch mob after me?
> Also, Shirley Ringo was incorrect in assuming that I'm a "republican" with
> "big business" leanings.  Yes, I was a page in the legislature (nearly 10
> years ago) and I do have a slightly different outlook about business in
> Moscow (and in general) than the members of this forum.
> I do however pride myself on becoming quite moderate with a slightly
> conservative slant in the past several years (compared to my earlier
> writings) and, if you've been following my columns, I quite publicly and
> brutally ripped the Latah County GOP a new one a couple months ago.  It was
> also in that column that resigned my membership from the Idaho and Latah
> GOP's in favor of becoming an independent.
> If the readers of this forum want to take my writings literally then so be
> it - I presume then there is nothing I could write that wouldn't offend
> someone.
> Rather than start firing off phrases like "offensive idiot" I would much
> rather prefer that you step back and look at what I write with a little bit
> of humor as Tom Hansen has - yes Tom, it must be a hippie thing and no I
> don't understand.
> I'm flattered that you care so much about me and what I write
> Cheers!
> Henry Johnston
> Columnist
> Moscow Pullman Daily News
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