I can honestly respond to this. I was called a liar by someone on a message board. This person seemed to folllow all of my posts and critisize me. The they came out and said I was lying (one of my 3 hot buttons). I didn;t (and don't) lie. They had no reason to call me out like that. Then I went to my 1 and only meet. This person was there. It amazed me that I was still feeling resentment towards them a week later. I will still never talk to this person, but I no longer feel the resentment.
Also Morrigoon, yes, the full moon does mess with people and their actions. The worst days at work are during the full moon, it brings the loons out big time.
Sorry to hear about this mouseygirl! If it makes you feel any better Ill refrain from calling you a liar and be your ride buddy at the park if we ever meet!
I'm talking about insanity on a whole other level though. People who carry the disagreements into real life on a whole other level - this goes back to those threats of violence I was talking about earlier. It's absolutely idiotic for someone to take a disagreement on a message board, even if it devolves into a cyber screaming match, into real life and threaten violence against someone because of something they said on the internet.
It's just childish stupidity. No argument should be carried further than the thread in which the disagreement takes place.
But how can one not carry a disagreement into real life when it's a real life topic...
I think everyone should be able to state their own opinion as they please, but I'm not going to lie and say that I think everyone's opinion is valid, or intelligent or equal to others. For instance, you could say that what I had to say was dumb. Well, I'd count that opinion as "dumb". But if you provided evidence or talked about the topic in depth, I'd have respect for that...
This board is an example of real life in that you have a Majority and a Minority. When the minority posts about something they don't like, the majority jumps all over them, many times with "dumb" comments. People derail topics, make obscure jokes, or use the strength of like-minded posters to make the minority's opinion invalid...
Now if it's a generally light hearted thing like the whole stroller incident, well that's no big deal. But when it comes to REAL LIFE issues, like racial intolerance, or sexual preference, or religion, then it's an issue. A lot of people on this board have this whole "It doesn't bother ME, so just get over it!" attitude, and that sucks. If something is offensive to the minority, people just tell them to suck it up. That's wrong. And I don't blame people for having some kind of resentment towards the people that choose to do so.
The people that sent me and my girlfriend racist PM's are people that I don't want to meet. Ever. And there were a LOT of people that did so after the Song of the South thread. And honestly, if I saw some of those people in real life, I could be guilty of "violence". It wasn't the fact that people disagreed about SOTS, it was the fact that people had the audacity to tell me that the film wasn't offensive at all, or that I should quit over-reacting...
So yeah, this topic is a lot bigger than the message board.
That sucks that they did that Soul.... they could at least have had the cajones to do so publicly so the world could see them for what they are.
Even though I disagree with you about the release of SOTS, I respect your reasons for taking offense, especially when, as you say, you discussed it in detail, not settling for the fact THAT you were offended, but enlightening us as to which aspects of the film caused that offense.
BTW: you and your lovely gf coming to the meets this weekend?
Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...
I make it a rule never to talk about anything controversial (outside of Disney) at a meet, especially if the meet is at Disneyland. I never, ever like discussing crappitty crap at the park.
It's my rule. It works nicely. It's civil.
Some people seem to live for drama in their lives, and unfortunately spills out over the boards. Me...I like to live drama-free, thanks. Makes Cuzco a much happier camper. Except when they run out of DoleWhip...then all hell breaks loose!
Yay for drama!
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