Thursday, August 7, 2008

An Observation

With my recent foray into the far-left blogosphere of Delaware Liberal I've truly come to appreciate the gun blogging community. Ive been spoiled by the civility and tolerance exhibited within this community of gun bloggers. It seems that “An armed society is a polite society” holds true even online and even in disagreement.

I don’t know. If I’m discussing an issue with someone through a non-personal medium I like to keep things high road, particularly if it's a back and forth type debate. I don’t change the quality, tone, or general demeanor of my discussion just because I’m not talking to the person face-to-face. That just seems like common decency to me, not to mention that lack of civility only detracts from debate. Maybe that’s just an old, antiquated concept?

I promise I'll have some more substantial posts upcoming for my handful of regular readers. I might even get one up tonight.

UPDATE - Post will be up tomorrow. I need to take pictures to add to it.

On another note, I'm currently enjoying one of these. Mmmm beer!


the pistolero said...

I like to keep things high road
Good luck with that, especially with the regular commenters there. If the gun-related posts there were any indication, they're about as polite as, say, a toddler who just had his candy jerked out of his hand...albeit with a lot less justification.

Anonymous said...

Yes.....good luck.

Go with God.

Mike W. said...

I don't think God's too popular on DE Liberal....except for "The Messiah" of course.

I'm not surprised they can't keep things high road. People do tend to get hostile when they're asked to back up their claims and cannot do so. Likewise, they tend to get hostile when their ideology is challenged by facts and logic.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Mike.....but I have to get aggressive. I hope I don't offend you or your regular readers...other than the ones from the DL. I have to call it like I see it. I'll leave the eloquence to you and Pistolero....and you can leave all the insults to me. That's just my game.