Originally Posted by Mumbo Jumbo
So fuck that, and fuck 'em.
You don’t ask this question of SDW2001, who’s called me a dick, a dickwad, and whatever else, though. You never ask this of trumptman. If you’re going to ask this question, be brave enough to ask the people you agree with.
I called you those things because that's how you were acting. I rarely get to "that" point here, but when I see you acting out like that, I call it like I see it. You chose not to participate in the thread. Instead, you chose to mock and attack MJ. This was really not necessary. Even if you wanted to take issue with the fact that he didn't answer the questions he originally posed, you could of just done that. Instead, you posted this...a nearly exact replica of his OP:
MJ1970, this is an excellent thread. Thank you, very sincerely, for starting it.
Everyone, lay off MJ1970.
I've been thinking a lot about these very questions, and I have an enormous amount to offer this discussion.
Before I do, I have a few questions for MJ1970.
What is poverty?
What are the key issues and problems?
What are the best ways to help?
What are the worst ways to help?
What things are currently working?
What things are currently not working?
What things do we often think helps because not only don't help but actually hurts?
Just like to know your thoughts on these questions, MJ1970, before I actually make my valuable contribution to the thread you started to discuss these questions.
Granted, you weren't the first. tonton really started it. But at least he wasn't as hatriolic.
That is why I casually
and half-jokingly said to him "sorry dude, you're being kind of a dick." You decided to take it to the next level, however.
Now, this may surprise you, but I too have friends of the opposite political persuasion with whom I engage in debate. We rip the shit out of each other's arguments, but it rarely gets personal. I have one quite liberal friend (of 20 years) with whom I engage in spirited discussion (in person). We don't take things personally and have good discussions.
I'm sad to say that often doesn't happen here, nor with you in particular. Given, say, 10 levels of anger/frustration, your posts seem to start at level 8 and move to level 10 within moments. Your response to the thread "The American Left Slides Into Psychosis" is a good example, but far from the only one. You immediately
engage in ad hominem attacks and condescension, like you did in the Murdoch thread. Some examples:
- To my right wing friends on this board, asking for explanations as to what's going on in Britain, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET YOUR NEWS FROM A NEWS SOURCE THAT GIVES YOU NEWS.
- ou don't need to support Team Evil this time. Your team broke the law, they covered it up, they lied, and now they're fucked. You can support hacking the telephones of British war dead with journalists paid by Rupert Murdoch... or you can cleave to the last shred of decency you have and say "Actually, my team are pretty fucking disgusting this time."
- Says the guy who quite clearly has trouble even writing the word 'liberal' without clenching his fists and counting to ten.
- Of course, this is trivial.
If you're a total fucking hypocritical dickhead.