You know, I never go around reading liberal blogs anymore. I learned the hard way you can't talk to most of those people, or exchange ideas.
The rather innocuous discussion of the Crusades on a recent post is proof positive that there are a lot of lefties out there who do surf the web, looking for people they can try to spew invective on. Until not so long ago, I didn't moderate my blog but I had to start doing it because suddenly I was getting washed away in hate mail.
I know these individuals are out there. To tell the truth, I'm more apt to bask in their hatred than be upset, if they only knew it.
Do they think, I wonder, that I'll get discouraged and quit writing? I doubt that. Do they think I'm worried when they make threats? Well, no. I'm not. If someone could figure out where I live, and they tried to come up here, they'd probably wind up in the next edition of The Missing 411 or Mysterious Disappearances in the Great Smoky Mountains. After all, feral hogs have to eat too.
I was pretty surprised at the number of hate mail letters I got today, and weirdly enough they were largely over the comments made in the post where some of us were discussing the crusades. It seems that a lot of people take dire umbrage at the following points. They say:
- The Crusades were nothing but a barbaric attack by the blood thirsty hordes of the West, on the peaceful and innocent Moslems living in the part of the world that now comprises Israel.
- That someone like me, who wanted to fight Islamic Terrorism (that's not what they call it) is a sick fascist psychopath.
- That in a civilized country (I guess they mean Iran or Saudi Arabia) I'd be beheaded in the public square for the things I say.
- Anyone who would put a picture of a gun in their house on the internet for innocent children to see is mentally ill.
- That moslems harassing young British and Norwegian women in the street for not dressing in accord with Sharia Law are fully justified, and the women are bringing attacks on themselves and deserve it. "If they want to play the part of whores, let them stay out of decent parts of cities inhabited by the People of Allah."
That referred to London, England and Oslo, Norway.
There's a whole lot more, but you see what I mean. It does wear you down a little, not by the persuasiveness of their arguments, because they don't offer any. No, it's more the mechanics of having to go through and delete their comments. They also like to go around to every weird web site on the planet, or just plain old shopping ones, and sign me up for the emails all those send out. I am using a filtering system now that thins a lot of it down, but I still have about 100 or so emails a day that get past both the filtering and the spam system. And I still have to go through both those systems and make sure the filters didn't pick up any legitimate mail. Since the filters are based on the senders address and combinations of words, I do actually get some normal people caught in there from time to time.
All this flak makes it harder to keep the blog going, and that's such an obvious point that I don't see I am conceding anything to the moon bats, especially European moon bats, by acknowledging it. It's part of the endeavor. I have been tempted to start a side bar and put some of the comments in it, so you can see what I'm talking about. But I can hardly find any that are not full of sewer language, so I haven't.
|The day is coming when those people won't matter because they won't be around anymore.|