I've pretty much stopped posting at this website cuz, well, it became a silly waste of time to see the same egos jockeying for position (mine included!). it seemed rather pathological after a while, a mental illness of sorts, akin to an addiction to jerry springer or somesuch (and i loathe jerry springer, having watched it perhaps twice in my life for 15 minutes).
but i still take a gander once in a while, and i must say this thread humored me a bit, enough to actually post.
to take sides, really! to take sides with a poster with whom i've had heated political exchanges far too many times in the past, but still have an affinity for. hell, i'm a card-carrying aclu member, donate to democrats (spineless bastards!) and, with some misgivings now, have disparaged any and all members of the military branches of the US.
but i still like the guy, whereas the fellow he argues with above is (is? or acts like? i tend to go with "acts like", since i only know his online persona) one of the biggest dicks (i go back to high-school for that one!) that has ever posted here. a loud opinionated bore that cannot go past a thread without opining in the most degenerative way, incessantly, incessantly incessantly!
(ok, so have some compassion for him already! evidently there might be a pathology at work, yes? and when one confronts a pathology, does one react with anger? well, one certainly might, but is that in any way the reaction that one would want? of course not! not in the bigger scheme of things. ok whew that clears that up.)
perhaps my reaction is partially elicited by the said party's use above of the word "ours", as in "You're pissed off? That's your problem, brah, not ours."
"Ours"? what's this collectivization at work here? it seemed to me that the post in question was a direct communication to "pat", not to "us". so why would this "pat" character speak for others? is this a symptom of the possible pathology?
another point that humors me is the quick "are you threatening me?" turn of events when "serenity" spoke of being angry. this one especially humors me! reminds me of the young child who has learned to push people's buttons, but when the consequences of such behavior come to haunt this little child, he or she runs and hides behind the coat-tails of mother (in this case, the moderators? the police?). now i don't favor physical violence, but would one really feel sorry for "pat" if one found him quivering as "serenity" sang him a lullaby? (ah the comforts of domesticated urban life). i suppose i would, yes i would, even intervening if i could, but oh what an understandable situation, given his ("pat"'s) behaviour. (btw, i saw no threat, only "pat" feeling threatened.)
so having said all that, now i say hi to serenity, hi to "pat", and bid adieu once again.
may all beings be happy!