something to consider,
. . . Recently over at Center For Inquiry’s forum which I visit regularly, I was confronted with another joker repeating Poptech’s conjured description of me as a guilt-riddled strung-out druggie and lost soul. Poptech’s slander is his way of responding to my fact checking, critiquing and challenging his claims. Others of his persuasion have been quick to embrace the malicious trash talk.
It seems that every few weeks some new joker finds Poptech’s article and gleefully grabs his ammunition and blasts aways at me in the middle of some other discussion. That they are dealing with figments of their own imagination matters not one wit to them - it’s character assassination they’re interested in.
What else is there for someone who consistently misrepresents serious climate science? They sure don’t have solid evidence on their side. Nor do they have the requisite intellectual curiosity to learn about the things they don’t understand. When something confuses them, assume the worst, with ignorant certitude.
Distraction is their game. Marginalize the messenger and marginalize the message.
Spend all your time wrestling with ad hominems and there’s no time to talk about our real world situation. Go straight for the jugular of your opponent with anything you can conjure.
There’s a certain level of sick humor in reading how these minds can spin facts into tailor-made fictions - but of course, in the end all they want is to destroy any opponent in order to stifle fundamental climate science education - no commitment to honesty, or integrity, or respect for others. Tragically absolutism and paranoia driven resentment seems all their hearts are capable of.
Admitting to and learning from mistakes is treated like blasphemy by the Republican contrarian crowd. Nothing funny about that either.
It’s irrational, irritating, stupefying and it certainly demands some sort of comeback. But, I’m not into Poptech’s, or LandscapesandCycles’ Jim Steele’s (or Beltane) or NC20 Burton’s style of childish messenger bashing, I like dealing with substance.
Still, since they want to get down’n personal, I can respond with something down’n personal personal.
Consider it another character reference . . . . . . .
Next perhaps I’ll have to write up another story and share pics about some ‘magic’ I’ve been performing this week on screwed up sagging floors. ;-P
What I really like about it is that it’s dealing with the real world, no bullshitting it, either you’re doing a good job or it’s shit and everyone that knows anything can tell.
Oh yeah, less and less Americans seem to know anything beyond what the Boobtube feeds them.
Again with the climate change, CC? SMFH—Good job highlighting my point.