The Uzi vs. the Butter Knife
by bobswern, Wed Apr 16, 2008 at 01:10:19 AM EDT
This is a relatively brief diary, about something that I'd really like to forget after filing it under: "Beating a Dead Horse." But, the anti-MyDD crowd over at Kos is at it again, with their typically obnoxious rants. This time it's personal attacks on Jerome and Alegre, combined with their sanctimonious crap du jour. The diary's right here: The Tide Has Turned At MY DD!
As you'll see, unbeknownst to me--and I'd think most of the folks here--there was some sort of deliberate attempt by a handful of folks over there over the past two weeks to disrupt everyday commentary here. If you're like me, you probably only noticed it slightly--certainly not enough to think there was any deliberate nature to anyone's efforts. But, I had no idea it was conspiratorial in nature.
Apparently, it was.
At the end of the day, I think it's analogous to a butter knife (MyDD) being used to fend off a machine gun (DKos).
It's not the type of mentality that's ever been demonstrated here.
It is there.
Things, from my vantage point, haven't changed significantly here, at all. This place was always more tolerable of DKos than the other way around.
But, when it gets personal, and they start attacking Alegre and Jerome, they're crossing a line, just like they have for the past three-and-a-half months.
Reading about their delusions tonight, however, just highlights their hypocrisy.
Face it, it was always the folks there that were the aggressors. And, whenever we responded to it, they'd use our response as some sort of rationale to equivocate our reactive comments and actions with their own, when we all know that was never the case, even now.
I admit, I do wander over there now, a couple of times a week. But, I've got to say, the place has just gotten worse and worse in the past month.
And, anyone that doubts my comments merely has to read the linked diary at the top of this diary now, to see that, left to their own devices, as a community, there are some--too many--really nasty, hateful, brutally divisive folks over there, and they're consciously making an effort to bring that mentality here now, too.
They've been unsuccessful; but they don't even know it.
This place hasn't changed significantly at all, IMHO.
Thank you, Jerome. And, keep giving 'em hell Alegre!