I read a very good report by a professional journalist published on a known-to-be-liberal, even progressively liberal, website tonight. The journalist himself is known for his progressive perspective, but his effort was to cultivate dialogue between sides, and it was very well executed in both the real world and in print. Since I have a foot in canoes in both political streams (but not exTREMES), admittedly a political position that makes me unpopular and detested by members of both the left and the right extremists, but very popular with the middle, which makes me, in fact, part of the majority, I took the time and made the effort to acknowledge this journalist’s efforts.
Enter the intolerant mob.
Within minutes, my post of appreciation brought out demonstrations of the exact attitude of the intolerant, raving extremes, in this case (but hardly singular to their side) the rabid liberal fascists. (Had I posted said same on a right-slanted website, I can guarantee that the rabid reactionary fascists would have done likewise.) Those reactions gave me a chuckle, because, in their rabid, frenzied responses to my congratulatory post, the commentators demonstrated, not just their ignorance and stupidity, but their complete descent into totalitarian fascist attitudes toward those who they perceive aren’t firmly entrenched ‘on their team’. Most notable …and saddest, in my opinion, was their exhibition of their own bigotry. They demonstrated perfectly my point.