Why do liberals have such hate?
Irony Indeed. Richard Evans has somenamedia.com redirected to Stormfront.Why oh why do the conservatives promote hate in Canada so much?Why Mary T, Why?
The really scary thing about them is that they have the right to vote.Good thing she doesn't hate us.
Because we're jealous, MaryT. We'd all like to live our lives in blessed ignorance the way you do. Some of us, however, need our brains to make a living. You obviously don't.
MaryT: "Of course they also blame Bush for all teh trouble in the world also."In addition, we also blame Bush for teh world's problems too, as well. Eckspecially because we hate so much and we're mean a lot maybe always.
In the spirit of "Good advice is timeless", here's a useful quote, despite the fact it predates blogging by about 125 years:“The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman. The power which the strong have over the weak, the magistrate over the citizen, the employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly – the forbearing or inoffensive use of all this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the gentleman in a plain light. The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for the nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be the past. A true gentleman of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.”-- Robert E Lee, in Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Letters of Robert E Lee, by J William Jones – “found scribbled on a note in his briefcase after his death”.
There is little excuse, in this day and age, in modern Canada, to be willfully ignorant and more importantly, to prize that ignorance as some sort of virtue. I save my most scathing condemnation for the conservative elite, who are notably silent and uncritical of the odd beliefs that characterise its rank-and-file.
Michael, I think that's a great truth, but in this case the remote possibility that MaryT might actually influence an unsuspecting passerby is what tests my generosity. That and the fact that she tries so hard to be condescending. ...and ti-guy's point about ignorance being prized (and, most annoyingly, sold as some sort of virtuous "down to earth" quality).But I do think about the person sometimes, and that MaryT (for example) probably does have siblings or cousins or some other loved ones in her life who cringe at her efforts.
I used to be more sanguine about ignorance (we're all ignorant to a degree) until I sensed the mean-spiritedness on the Right that bloomed at the beginning of the Iraq invasion when doubt itself was being portrayed as a moral failing or that doubt permits the rightist to presume all kinds of negative traits about the doubter (such as Saddam-loving, terrorist hugging, America-hating, etc. etc.) I stopped being kindly disposed to ignorance and started seeing it as objectviely malign, and so long as the conservative elite persists in exploiting that, I'll continue to see it that way.
I have no idea who this cretinous “Mary T” person is that Lemon (no great luminary himself) has blogging with him, but not only is she tragically illiterate, she’s dumb as a sack of hammers.
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