|"Yeah...I'm lookin' at YOU!"|
KICKING THE BUTTS (OF BUTT-'EADS), permit me to make
a brief detour.
themselves as fair, open-minded enquirers after truth who welcome
all forms of diverse opinion to theirs (in regard to subjects on which
they themselves have invited comment), they then reveal themselves to
be biased, small-minded extremists who don't really want to hear what
others have to say - unless it's to tell them just how right they are on
whatever they happen to be banging on about at the moment.
If someone is going to raise a controversial issue on their blog
ones they might even be offended by. However, I've often found that
when a person claims to find a point of view offensive, what they're
actually offended by is the idea of someone having an opinion
contrary to their own. (How very dare they!)
The fact is, some people just don't like to be disagreed with -
propositions to begin with. And that's regardless of whether said
proposition is absurd, questionable, or entirely reasonable. One thing
I've learned from bloggerland is that, very often, when someone asks
a question, the only answer they're interested in hearing is the one
upon which they've already decided. It seems that everyone else's
purpose is simply to support their fragile and insecure belief
Feel free to agree or disagree - I won't be offended.
(Okay, so hardly a 'klassic', but I gotta post something.)