I’ve recently been given “warnings” for responding in kind when someone calls me an “idiot,” “dumbass,” "jerk, etc. Apparently it’s OK for someone to call me those things but not OK for me to respond.
What’s really going on here, of course, is that the SD is a little clique where the long-time denizens pat each other on the back, beat up on the newbies, and congratulate each other on how terminally wise they are. You are almost perfectly monolithic in your political and social ideologies: you are liberals through and through. Now, there’s nothing inherently wrong with that, if you accept the premise that there may exist other valid points of view. But you don’t.
Perhaps the most telling manifestation of your rigid orthodoxy is that you assume that because I’ve opposed liberal positions/Democrats in my posts here, I must be a conservative. Either-or. Black-white. That’s how you people think.
(I hasten to add that there are some actual liberal thinkers here, and I wonder how you’ve avoided being dogpiled and/or hunted down and killed by the moderators.)
The moderators here love to justify their existence by moving threads, but I wish they would also evenly and fairly apply the rules they profess to so cherish. The old-timers get away with murder; the newbies get flamed and, if they respond in kind, get warnings (and are eventually banned, I presume).
It’s kind of a shame, really, in that you are for the most part (if arrogant and rigidly orthodox), intelligent people, and if you welcomed other points of view into your circle instead of shouting them down, this would be a great forum for discussion rather than the politicized hatefest it actually is.
There’s nothing here for me, and you can interpret that as a manifestation of my own peculiarities rather than any failings on your parts, if you wish. (Nobody thinks anything’s their own fault.)
I do want to leave a parting note for those posters who have responded to me with acid and venom, making characterizations about me that were not only stupidly unwarranted, but also violated the boundaries of civil discourse and common decency:
Fuck you and the ideological horse you rode in on.
Oh, yes, I almost forgot: You citepanzees can go fuck yourself, too. I hope you arrive at an emergency room door in the midst of having a heart attack and the doctor on duty asks you for a citation that you’re actually having one.