Really. White knighting is for those who deserve it, not for those who cannot accept the consequences of their actions.I agree. And in this case I don't think she deserves it.
But this is the box Caddy my love and everyone gets white knighted by someone for reasons I have never understood. Remember people defending Alyss? And he wasn't even a subtle troll.
Yeah, I remember that. I even remember chatting with him, and being fooled for a quick minute. And then I was like..ugh, no, and took off. When I came back, it finally came out.
And now it seems that way here, with people defending trolls again. And apparently Agonistes is bothered when an unpopular opinion is treated as wrong, because it's not accepted within a counterculture? Isn't that counterculture this person is talking about just bustling with, umm, those within the LGBT community? How else would somebody in that community treat it? With respect? With coddling? With sugarcoating? I'm not quite sure where they are going with this sentence.
*rubs forehead* I can't even with this. I abandoned the news forum I moved over to, because I needed a break from the overwhelming sadness and stress of the current news. I figured the s.box was still lighthearted with nice people, and easy conversation. It wasn't stressful, and didn't take a whole lot of thinking to follow the conversation. Aaaaaaaand the first thing I come back to read is just...really uncool. I can't even with this. I know I'm having a bad time when I'm having to edit and re-edit my post to keep myself from saying something really, really rude. I'm trying not to be rude, while still being very honest, and sticking to my opinion. Which is that what was said, by said person, was obtuse. End of story. Beating that dead horse will not make it come back to life. I'm trying to be very, very Applejack about this.
God, all of this, because I was congratulating somebody on validating my trendiness. Which I am. I am damn trendy. Look at my pair of ponies, goddamnit. LOOK AT THEM.
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i'm bothered when an unpopular opinion is treated as wrong. for more than one reason, too, and not just the way the opinion was being treated; the poster as well. at least three people had had their say about what mockery had said, and she'd even tried to withdraw it, but we didn't let her, and she was even told it was okay to share what she had to say without rancor. in other words, i am not the one who beat the dead horse, and i'm not singling out anyone in particular about it, either, i just happened to quote your post cause the tunnel ended there. in my case, it's just that this is the first time on this particular board this issue has actually come up, since most everyone is always of a similar opinion on the stuff that could fall under the jargon of political correctness (except me, it would seem). it's come up from someone relatively young, and for all the hell we know it could be something that hasn't had time to form into actual thought yet, but instead is an as yet unformed thought still parroting of the parents or schoolteachers, or whatever.
for that matter, my opinions on eugenics are pretty damn abhorrent if taken to an ideal/extreme, but nobody fussed about that. mockery basically expressed a religious sentiment. and, frankly, i have a BIG problem with someone telling someone directly their conviction is bullshit. say what you like about what you believe, or engage in cohesive (and mutual) debate, but when it comes to what someone else actually believes, they shouldn't be made to feel bad for expressing it. especially when they did so to explain. when asked.
also, what people are defending which trolls? there are trolls in this thread? are you seriously suggesting mockery is the social equivalent of alyss? because i don't see that at all.