Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Narrow Minded Hillbilly - The Death of Ideas

I have been trying, and failing, to skip much of the politics we're surrounded with currently. It IS pretty hard to avoid, but still my failure kinda troubled me until I realized I must be some sort of masochist. Still troubles me but now I have an excuse.

Just reading stories like Barone's article on Obama's coming thugocracy and GI Jane's piece over at TAH on anger, to say nothing of the stuff Malkin has posted about, should have prepared me but no...

I insisted on exploring a notion I proposed in an earlier post, and on a prominent MilBlog site. I'd prefer not to name the site just now.

Over the past few days I've had the misfortune being called unpatriotic and akin to William Ayers. This by folks who I thought were the good guys.

In this case the author of the original post suggested HE would likely vote for Obama, but wisely left his reasoning for another time.

Not me! I had been developing my own Vote Obama idea and figured I'd toss it into the comments.

No one was interested in discussing the idea, but they were willing to excoriate me for bringing it up. Much of the stuff would have been silly if so much anger wasn't attached. I was foolish enough the try to carry on the 'discussion' longer than I should have. In retrospect I believe I was just too stunned to see what was happening. Really!

I'll likely be writing further about this disturbing phenomenon as I collect my thoughts. Like; will the rage on both sides dissipate after the election, whoever wins? Just now I suspect not.

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