Ten Bear wrote:This is how I felt yesterday after having some exchange with Will where I thought some level of intelligent ideas were being brought out. Then suddenly, he turns on Liz like some spoiled middle school student with about the same manners. It was shocking to me. Then I thought, this guy is a joke. He isn't here for thoughtful discussion, this is a game to him. Some place to just "mess around". Make jabs at the apostates and watch them squirm.
And I would like to thank you, again, Ten Bear, for being the gentleman you are, and jumping to my defense. It was very appreciated.
I was also actually rather shocked at the rudeness and viciousness that Will exhibited here yesterday.
Having read many of his posts on FAIR/MAD, I had always enjoyed and learned from his posts, even if I didn't always agree with his stances. I was impressed with his overall knowledge. Then, a few months ago, he started vehemently attacking Runtu, both at MAD, and here. I really didn't understand this. Arguing positions is one thing. Getting personal is quite another. Runtu, to my knowledge, has never viciously attacked anyone on a personal level. He has always been very kind to others, and, like myself, has been labeled as a bit of a "board nanny" when personal insults have started to fly. LOL
As many of you are aware who know me here, I am an "equal opportunity profaner", Coggins so eloquently put it. I have friends on this board who are critics, and friends on this board who are believers. I have defended both when ad homs have flown out of control. I have gotten into brawls with both Bob Crockett and Infymus, for example, on the same issue of ad hom insults flying. They are about as opposite in their views as you can possibly get! Do I respect both of them? Yes. Do they both know that if they inadvertantly attack a friend of mine on the board without cause that I will say something to them? Yes.
How I treated Will was no different.