Ok, I'm going out on a limb and possibly make half my readers so mad they'll never speak to me again (if not all of them.) But I have to post this. You see, I've been thinking today. (Danerous pastime and all that jazz.)
It all started when I found this link via Instapundit. Glenn finished his link with his normal "I blaim John Ashcroft," which he posts everytime there is a story like this one.
For those who don't want to follow the link, it's a story about a man in Brittain who was arrested and fined for starting a "riot." What did you do to start it? He held a sign saying "Stop Immorality, Stop Gays, Stop Lesbians." And from there he was physically attacked by about 30 people who were in the area. And he's the one held responsible for their actions.
I also thought back to run ins I've had with flaiming liberals on other boards. The ones I complain about from time to time here. Like the one who has promised to leave the country if Bush is elected again because he thinks all people who dissent will be rounded up and made to disappear if Bush wins in 2004. And my "favorite" fiend who so harshly bounces on any hint of a scandel and talks about the evil Republicans. (A comment about him later.) And I think it hit me.
The reason so many strong liberals fear Bush and Ashcroft is because of projection. What do they want to do? They want it so that only those who agree with them are allowed to speak. After all, they are tolerant, and I'm not. So the idea that someone who disagrees with them will let them speak is completely foreign to them and therefore they worry when someone they disagree with so strongly is in power.
Now I realize that this isn't necessarily the case for every person who has a problem with the current administration. And I'm not a fan of everything they've done either. (Don't even get me started on the new immagration policy. Why do we have a policy if we're just going to look the other way whenever anyone wants to come into our country?) But I don't think that they are pure evil, which is what I get from some of these people. And I think it's because they would truly like to silence all who disagree with them, and fear that conservatives are as willing to do the same.
Meanwhile, back to my posting fiend. He's recently been accused of calling me evil by a couple of different people. (You know, on the board I wasn't going to visit again. Why do I bother making resolutions?) He seems shocked anyone would think he thought I was evil. Yet he takes every opportunity possible to call Republicans evil, conservatives evil, and Christian conservatives doubly evil. Let's see, am I all three of those? Yep. Then by logic he calls me evil every chance he gets. Then he wonders why people who disagree with me are defending me to him.
In other news, I think we've finally got worship team practices figured out for the next couple of weeks with kids being gone for the Mexico missions trip, etc. Last night was the first regular Bible study I was at all of since the 1st week in December.
March is going to be packed. Not only do I have Donald's wedding one weekend and Carol's the next, but I will have a jr. high retreat another. Can I just say how glad I'll be when April rolls around. (Of course, by then I'll be swamped with other things, so it won't be any better.
And, finally, my stolen quiz of the day, coming from Aleta.
You're Vatican City!
You're pretty sure that you're infallible in all that you do or say, and
it's hard to say whether you're right. You have a lot of followers, most of whom will
do whatever you say without question, or line up to see you ride around in your spiffy car.
Religious and reserved, you have some wisdom, but also a bit much contempt for everyone
around you. You're also fabulously wealthy, no matter what you say to the contrary.
the Country Quiz at the href="http://bluepyramid.org">Blue Pyramid
I was intending to say I didn't think this was right, but after my post today, maybe it is. :)