Wow. I spend a weekend shift on night patrol, and when I check in here, all I see is vitriol and arguments, nobody’s going to concede to anything, by God. “I was right, you were wrong, that’s it, and if you can’t see that, then you’re an idiot.”
This is too depressing. I had no idea of the amount of hatred there is people’s hearts today, a lot of it directed at minorities, a lot of it directed at gays, a lot of it directed at believers in God. The vindictive nature of the stuff I’ve seen spewed onto this board tonight makes me ill…I mean totally, completely sick at heart.
It’s not just this board. Nobody can get along, apparently. My partner and I responded to a bad one about 12:30 Saturday morning, shooting in progress; the result was the husband dead, the wife in jail, two little kids, four and three, with Protective Services. The neighbor reported they kept screaming about who was right and who was wrong, and finally she killed him. We been out to this place on domestics six times before in the last four months. Merciful Jesus and Holy Michael.
And now I come back to find these flamewars still in progress, not only on one board or in one thread, but they’ve expanded all over the place, like a fucking cancer. Who’s right and who’s wrong? My, God, you people, WHO CARES?!?!??
I am sick unto death of the arguing, the posturing, the arrogance, and everything else connected with it. I’m tired of having my faith degraded, ridiculed, desanctified and generally shat upon every time I read these boards. It’s gotten to the point where it sends me into a black depression, and frankly, I don’t think I’m strong enough to deal with it any more. Who needs this, what I need to do is move into an environment where it’s a lot more psychologically healthy.
Polycarp, Tom, Chaim, I want to say that I respected you more than most here. God bless. I fear that if the SDMB is designed to eliminate ignorance, you have your work cut out for you. Keep them away from guns, for God’s sake.
Take care, everyone. Have fun bickering. I won’t be joining in, I’m afraid. If you want to claim victory for driving another irritant off the board, you have my permission. And the really sad part is, whatever I’ve said here won’t make the slightest bit of difference.
For what it’s worth, so long.