Mr. Sugar Tits to you
- Feb 13, 2017
Can dish it but not take it? Perhaps, you haven't been as bad as others, but if that's the case, and I frankly don't care to go back and review your posts, maybe put yourself in my shoes. When on the receiving end of incoming fire and personal attacks from all angles in a forum called the bear pit, it's pretty hard to tell friend from foe, and pretty easy to assume the worst. There really have been intentional, malicious, and repetitive mischaracterizations of me and of my simple position.
Tried the discussion. The only one who seemed interested in posting contrary evidence bowed out of civil discussion as soon as I took him seriously. No one else obliged, and you specifically took up the mantle but kept bypassing my discussion points, while quoting me directly and responding with positions tangent to my discussion points, such as responding to my point that to be reasonably antagonistic of me, you needed not only to demonstrate that N95s are ineffective, but that they would also cause me, as an individual, harm. You posted band kids with torn masks and started talking about psych harm to others. That, to me, came across as intellectually dishonest, because that has nothing to do with reasonable criticism of an individual, trained and disciplined on the proper wear of masks, choosing to wear them. Is your accusation of dishonesty towards me for the same reason, namely that I refused to engage you on points you wanted me to, b/c I never took a position on those points in the first place?
Regardless, hurling insults in this forum doesn't make me intellectually dishonest, and I've consistantly dropped F-bombs since my first post... I know how unpopular opinions play out here. So, I never tried to give the impression I was only after humble conversation. I've taken very few actual positions. I've even reposted my inital post, which remains the only position I'm staunch about. I support individuals making informed decisions for themselves, whether pro or anti-mask. I believe that N95s specifically are effective in reducing the transmission of COVID, and on balance, I believe it was wiser to wear them in public to protect my family at home. I'm anti-mandate, and I support others coming to the decision not to wear one. How did that become a controversial position? Clearly, folks here are as closed-minded, tribal, and aggressive towards differing opinions as the extreme left. They want to be left to their own freedom of choice, but are absolutely obnoxious about my individual choice.
In any case, I am an honest person, and I am willing to have a humble conversation, but this just doesn't seem like the place. PM me if you're serious. I'll engage your points if you engage mine.