A liberating realization
I took a moment to email Goldy, the blog site host and express my apology for letting a group of comments get so out of hand.
Frankly looking at the other posts and comments, I was in a mild debate, by comparison, so I don't feel too bad.
But I also realized that I was finding a lot of value in the liberal blogs I have read, not that I plan to be a bleeding heart liberal any time soon.
What I noticed as I cruised the comments to Goldy's blogs, is that the sentiments expressed by my adversary 'C' were commonly expressed by most of the liberal defenders. The usage of "Wingnut" to label and marginalize the Christian and or conservatives was common. Wacko was another common term.
What I also noticed to my dismay is how many conservatives were also using the same foolish tactics, attacking Goldy for his views and attacking his defenders. Some I admit were eloquent, but most were simply annoying.
I suddenly find myself in fairly uncharted territory.
And you know, I don't mind. I think one of the biggest problems with our two party system, is that both parties strategize how to be the opposite. Its a game of extreme polarity. And the trouble is that many of the issues being affected by this are not black and white issues.
All I know is while I examine what this means to me, and how this affects my world view, I will be renaming my Blog "Leaning Straight Up", as a testimony to the fact that I find myself leaning toward an independent moderate position rather then toward either of the polarized parties.
Dang, all that stationary to change......