Sunday, November 18, 2007

This is Ridiculous

You know what I mean. It seems I must have prophetic power.

Let’s debate, of course. I mean, I’m right and oh so many others are wrong, after all. And sure, maybe we can occasionally argue, post a heated comment or two. I know I’ve written what I’ve regretted, once time cooled me down.

I had no idea, though, the seriousness of what goes on through the back allies of this internet neighborhood until today. I knew the streets here were a bit more mean, yep, but I now get the feeling I don’t know the half of it.

Sure, I caught wind of some serious threats from other’s blogs, threats of calling the morality police, and so on. But now I hear of physical threats and know people’s personal, perhaps professional lives are being put in jeopardy. Some of these people have spouses, kids too; none of whom deserve the repercussions, regardless of what we think has been done to us by their family member. But when a person is attacked with such real world threats their family can’t help but pay a price too.

There’s a wide line between arguing a point by reason and by threat. This community must go back to respecting that border, or else, in a matter of months, all that will be left here are the people out for a fight, and nothing more. Trust in my prophetic abilities. It’ll be a post-apocalyptic wasteland of filthy sodomites and sadistic homophobes, and you just know my team will end up with the studded-leather Mad-Max outfits. No one wants to see that.

Personally, I want to make sure this place is as safe for all as possible; not safe from dissent, of course, but from real world danger. Furthermore, I think we should all want this place to be particularly safe for the people who are the most vulnerable to such threats, those who have something like a family to frantically defend. If we lose their voice, we’ll lose a lot (myself, for one ;-], and I want to stick around).

So can’t we all just fight and get along? Don’t make me dress like The Humongous every time I want to blog. It looks like it would chafe:

6 comments:

Mr. Fob said...

Maybe you should try using your prophetic powers to prophesy something good. It just might work.

In the meantime, I'm going to dust off my studded leather Mad Max outfit.

Chedner said...

Would a more contemporary, X-Men movie-esque leather outfit be acceptable?

playasinmar said...

Mr. Fob... in a harness... who's fault is it I'm thinking about that now?

Scot said...

Mr. Fob: Maybe you should try using your prophetic powers to prophesy something good. It just might work.

Oh but Mr. Fob, everybody knows the real money is in predicting doom.

Chedner: Would a more contemporary, X-Men movie-esque leather outfit be acceptable?

I suppose... Maybe more towards The Juggernaut than Cyclops. I am, however, all about exposing this generation to the fine culture of the early 80’s.

And, Playa, we all know who’s fault that is.

It’s shameful, really, the way he struts about, encouraging such lascivious images.

Kengo Biddles said...

Thanks for the voice of reason, Scot. :)

Scot said...

Ah, Kengo, if I'm the voice of reason we're in trouble ;-) (aside, I’ve been meaning to ask, are you disallowing comments on your blog or am I just dense?).

I don’t want to be too reasonable, either ;-). I’m fine with a barbed comment here and there (preferably there). I’m just say’n the line should be a comfortably away from threats to personal lives, overt or implied.

I also don’t want it to seem like I’m accusing anybody around here. I have no idea who’s exactly doing this; just that people are being harmed by it. But I do know there are more voices of reason here than you'd find on the average street and I’m afraid to lose them.