Army of Mom

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1.23.2005

Moonbats and wingnuts

Who would have ever thought that these would be words, let alone be such hateful words.

I get really tired of being called a wingnut. I get really tired of people who have a differing viewpoint spewing venom at one another. I don't mind getting into a debate with someone, but make your points without stooping to making comments about my children in order to make your weak-ass point.

Why can't we all just debate without attacking? Am I guilty of it, too? I feel like I've come around a little through the course of my blog. I never understood the impact my words would have on someone's emotional responses to my politics.

I've been attacked for calling myself a conservative. I've been attacked for calling myself a Republican. I've been criticized for my views on the war, my opinion of President Bush and even for wanting to throw a bachelorette party.

I've been using restraint and not throwing out the moonbat term anymore because I have figured out that it actually stings a little when I feel like someone is calling me a wingnut simply because we don't share the same points of view. You can find the war on terror utterly preposterous if you want to.

I'm just tired of all the political BS.

In the infamous words of Rodney King : Why can't we all just get along?

He may have been a druggie, but he was right. Why do we all have to take things so personally? We can agree to disagree and still be friends, but I'm tired of all the ugly exchanges and criticisms. Not sure why, but this has really been bothering me for a few days.

4 Comments:

  • At 12:19 PM, January 23, 2005, Blogger gone_1 said…

    I agree with you. Throwing around nasty titles such as wingnut and moonbat is far easier than engaging in a thoughtful debate about something. And, I am as guilty as the next of doing it.

    The problem is when you are using a medium such as the Internet, it is easy to sling insults because you are looking at a screen, not a person. You are, for the most part, anonymous and free to express your thoughts without immediate recourse. Could you imagine you and I being as acerbic in our conversations as we are on here? We couldn't get through a dinner together.

    When you put your thoughts up on a public forum, you have to expect someone to disagree with you. However, we have, as a society, seemed to have forgotten how to disagree in a civilized manner. We simply don't give a shit if we truly hurt the other person or not.

    'Course, I'm just a moonbat.... :)

     
  • At 4:34 PM, January 23, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I, sincerely, am working hard on not being like that any more.

    It honestly bothers me when people jump my shit for my beliefs. I really don't care how someone else feels. I may try to make an argument to explain why I feel the way I do, but so many people act so superior. If you don't agree with me, then you're stupid, you're a wingnut, whatever they want to say ...

    I think some people are truly moonbats for the way they feel, but I'm going to do my best to refrain from saying so. I'm going to try to do that whole golden rule thing ... although I don't think I'll be very good at it.

     
  • At 5:16 PM, January 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Of course there are those who don't even bother to debate and simply act is if they are ignoring you with snide comments like "Did someone say something?"

    Army of Dad

     
  • At 8:40 PM, January 24, 2005, Blogger Unknown said…

    What a buncha wingbats. Or is that Moonnuts?

     

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