godshatter at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 14 11:58:28 PDT 2011
I've never claimed to be Jesus Christ or Gandhi. Of course I have
issues of my own.
I find climate change interesting. I read up on it, and even write
programs to graph data. I'm always doing projects like that, not all of
them tied to issues on this list. It's what I do. My opinion differs
from the norm on climate change, so when someone posts something about
it I often disagree. Sometimes I like to respond as if it were a public
Why does everyone think that I'm always being dismissive, condescending,
or patronizing? I'm just having a conversation. I'm not trying to
score points or beat my viewpoint into others. When someone responds, I
reply if I have something to say.
On 09/14/2011 10:39 AM, Saundra Lund wrote:
> Paul wrote:
> "In my personal opinion, some people on this list should question
> whether or not they are obsessing too much about these people."
> Do you mean "obsessing" as in your obsession to respond to virtually
> all climate change posts with which you disagree?
> Or, do you mean "obsessing" as in the expertise some list members
> (including yourself) have pursued to learn about climate change,
> mega-loads, child sexual abuse, etc.?
> Or, do you mean "obsessing" as in people not willing to accept your
> opinion on any particular topic as gospel as evidenced by offering
> opinions/experiences different than your own???
> One person's obsession is another's passion, you know. Personally,
> I'm grateful we have longer term community members on the Viz who
> value community history. There are some who'd like us to forget about
> things like SSAIW & religiously motivated local laws pushed by their
> own personal lobbyists actually on the city council & board of county
> commissioners . . . and that unsuccessfully tried to run stealth
> anti-public education candidates for the school board. There are some
> who'd like us to forget the role of certain local religious factions
> in Proposition 8 & in boycotting "immoral" local businesses so they
> can whine with phony "righteous indignation" when individuals choose
> not to patronize their businesses. And, there are some who'd like us
> to forget all about certain local churches that have been caught dead
> to rights -- and more than once -- violating the conditions of their
> tax exemption status by partisan politicking from the pulpit.
> And, there are certainly local (as well as state & national)
> politicians on both sides of the aisle who'd like us to forget their
> campaign promises . . . and lies.
> Your "obsessing" comment is yet another in a long line of examples of
> your dismissive, condescending, and patronizing jabs at those who
> disagree with you. You're not the only one, of course, but you -- as
> are others -- are pretty consistent about it. You might do well to
> pay more attention to the plank in your own eye than to the speck you
> perceive in the eyes of others.
> In my personal opinion, of course J
> Ha -- and the subject line actually still fits!
> Moscow, ID
> The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to
> do nothing.
> ~ Edmund Burke
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