:? Does 'choosing a different path' or 'direction' mean I must think and speak, and do and be like the rest of society, or just your 53% (not my figure, but one you've thrown around)?
If so, I'll definitely PASS. Do with me what you have the clear authority to do beemaster………..
BTW; I'd hardly 'categorize' myself as a liberal or any other such title. Nor would I think of doing the same type of labeling upon you or anyone else. Its not my style.
I;m what some might call….those that 'know' me anyway...…a Realist, with a great disdain for 'any' group selecting to demonize any another group……..other than perhaps a very particular, mostly hidden group that deserves our scrutiny and possibly more.
I've said it before…..I come around here to spread the LOVE and challenge the HATE, if that bothers other members I just don't know what to say about that, only bee master can just 'authoritatively' shut me and the ideas I bring up and out. Hopefully it'll be for all the 'right' reasons ;).
I'm sure NOT seeking some kind of "victory", that's an assumption. I'm only spreading a 'different' perspective than you're used to, maybe never read or were aware of before. Can't really tell by the comments or the lack of them.
You know, I'm also sometimes bothered by member comments, especially the name calling, the insinuations, the demonizing and ridicule, the bigotry and the rudeness…..all apparently tolerated by bee master as "good fun"……as long as their politics are Right (pun intended) of center, but you won't find me stooping the same level of denigrating, if so its a rare thing indeed and provocation likely preceded it. I'm sure there are countless examples in the archives, in fact, I know there is. Sarcasm is allowed isn't it? I don't see it mentioned in the 'rule section.'
I admit; I 'might' just happen to be (a bit) more competent with my learning (I've taught 'comprehensive' economics, psychology and a few other subjects too), confident in my beliefs (experience brings wisdom) and certainly more vocal than the majority (just ask my elected representatives). So it goes……Frankly, I see nothing wrong with any of those traits, in fact its what we should be teaching our kids. They all breed independence, a word mostly meaningless now days, except when used to belittle someone that another 'thinks' isn't :roll:. Then its just mean and stupid and TBH, reflects very poorly on your Forum.
What tag teaming? I don't know what you're talking about; but I do know it when I SEE it and FEEL it. You know yourself, 'so-called' or 'labled' liberals and even the moderates are greatly outnumbered here and get 'tag-teamed' with regularity. I've asked about that 'tag=teaming' comment before…..well, I've asked a lot of questions around here ……and still received very few answers………..
I simply believe we are all much more complicated than you do beemaster ……….but hey, do your thing man, its your FORUM. (I don't think I've offered anything with any more paragraphs than yourself or others to be honest).
BTW; FINSKI never needed provocation to be a JERK. Just ask him.
Too Long? :-D Sorry………..sincerely, sorry………..
"I'm just a soul who's intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don;t let me be misunderstood." The Animals (1964)