You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #47: # [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #45
47. #
That is a common attitude, you articulated it well. Your logic about "calling them" common "makes them illegitimate" makes no sense. The attitude is reflected back to you. Do you find it illegitimate? I find it belligerent.

Just to state the blindingly obvious, I meant ON DU.

The OP referenced the words of the Administrator, who seems to think that respect and progressive views can work together, presumably with "the plain truth" on his brainchild web discussion board. Are you saying you're not willing to try?

That is not "one person's opinion about what constitutes 'progressive'," that is a historical and contextual definition of progressive.

"And even if there was agreement on principals or ideals, there is not and never will be agreement on how to achieve them."

That is the point. "Being Progressive means having some basic level of respect for other issues and for others who care about them, even if you don't care. If "respect" is too strong a concept, try tolerance or basic courtesy."

Yet because you are so busy side-stepping, reading and not comprehending, you need to read the OP and the definition again. Perhaps it will sink in a little.

"And as far as respect, I respect everyone's right to hold any opinions they wish, and to express and debate them in any way they choose (a respect which you would apparently not grant to me)...."

EXCUSE ME? :wtf: And Where do YOU get OFF making THAT particular JAB?!

"There's so much nonsense and illogic on your post that I can't even begin to address it all, even if I were so inclined, but a few things deserve comment."

That's how I felt about your post but I TRIED to communicate with you. Your pathetic and unfounded INSULT proves you are not able to "discuss with a spirit of common cause and strength, not competition and insecurity."

"... but as far as the opinions themselves, they do not automatically earn my respect just by being opinions, no matter how deeply held or fondly adhered to. If they cannot be justified or defended, they deserve no more than to be dismissed."

There it is, the bottom line of that common and callous attitude, again very well articulated. It really is indefensibly ARROGANT, especially in light of this OP, this thread being about what the DU Administrator has in mind for the site.

Who are *you* to decide ahead of time what "deserves" respect and attention on DU, to deem something unworthy ("distorted," "stupid"), attack out of nowhere, demand it be "justified or defended" and then object when others don't want to play with you because of your own outlandish, self entitled behavior?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC