07 January 2011

Blogging... A Waste of Time?

I've been trying lately to have a discussion with a left-leaning blogger who thinks they are a moderate. I've asked pointed questions and gotten the run-around. They either ignore my questions entirely or answer the questions they want to answer. (But not mine.)
It's sort of akin to going to the Doctor after hitting yourself on the forehead repeatedly with a hammer saying, "Doc, it hurts when I do this" and having him say, "Then don't do that."
I'm laying my hammer down now.
Thanks Doc.

12 comments:

ddf said...

You assume that logic will prevail....bad assumption. I fear that much of politics is look cheering for your home football team, right or wrong you're on their side. It is an emotional response, not a logical one. This is not to say that you should give up, only that you should not expect a self evident truth to be accepted as such.

cj said...

You mean over there, not over here, right?

You cannot go away, GB.

cjh

Brighid said...

I hope this doesn't mean your quitting blogging, since I just found your site.
As I read thru the minefield of bloggs out there I've come to appreciate yours and : http://throughadarkglassly.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Some people think solitaire is a waste of time... To each their own.

Flightfire said...

Greybeard,
You may be referring to me, you may not, but I will tell you why I no longer converse with you. You may remember some time ago that you advocated the use of violence to make a political statement. It was something to the effect of "throw bricks through their windows," while we were discussing health care overhaul. You may also recall that that I was outraged and begged you to recant, apologize or just take down the post. You did none of these things and, at least in my eyes, you became a purveyor of the violent rhetoric that led to the senseless violence this weekend in Arizona.
I once thought you were a right-wing, yet still reasonable person, but your numerous references to violence, your obsession with guns, and your unyielding opinions have shown me that you are much more a radical than a partisan.
I know that my arguments will not sway your opinions, just as your arguments have little bearing on mine, but I truly hope that you will temper the violent rhetoric. It is very possible that Jared Loughner read your blog at some point.
Goodbye Greybeard and thanks for providing some perspective.

Greybeard said...

@Flightfire-
Okay.
Buh-bye.

Rita said...

GB: I am having to be careful about what I have been reading since Christina Green was murdered by a madman.


I shouldn't be surprised that before that little girl's body was cold, we had pundits, "journalists" and other idiots blaming Sarah Palin, the TEA party and Glenn Beck.


Anyone who turns that tragedy to support their political hatred toward their opposing party should be ashamed of themselves. How do they look themselves in the mirror?

wksaz said...

How dare you, GB I thought you knew your place. I'm sure you've heard by now that conservative nee: constitutional "opinions" are just that, but the "arguments" from the others are more substantive and based in factual opinion. They have papers from a college that state they are "smarter" than you and are allowed to politicize murder. They have been taught to not be swayed by our arguments in the least, but in the interest of the common good we should heed their superior rhetoric now!! How dare we not know our place.....
And yet we are labeled the "dangerous" ones huh? Push, push, push from across the aisle, but how dare you have the audacity to even mention pushing back, or you shall be branded a radical or worse yet a radical partisan ooooohhh!

Jared is yet another idiot product of the "intelligent" camp and nothing more. I may be stretching here by starting to think he could have been a plant designed to open a new can of worms. The local county sheriff seems a little too quick to blame Limbaugh, yet reports are that he had prior knowledge of Jared's antics.


We should never argue with idiots, it just wastes our time and prevents them from moving on and sharing their gifts with someone else. Just say okay okay, while quietly moving in the opposite direction.

Keep up the GREAT work GB, some of us really enjoy it.

Wksaz

Greybeard said...

@wkaz
Thanks for the defense my friend.
Re. your comment about arguing with idiots...
Our friend FF is not an idiot. He's a naive, "me generation" youngster who thinks he's wise beyond his years. I suspect he's now suffering from Obama buyer's remorse but does not yet want to admit it here.

Your comment answers the question posed by the post...
So long as others read and enjoy, my time is not wasted here.
Thanks for taking the time to leave your opinion.

wksaz said...

I would like to clarify as well, I did not mean to imply he was an idiot. I do agree with your assessment though of naivete. My intention was to "flame" the point of view that they enjoy at our expense.


I was planning on bringing up some other thoughts which had to do with that very subject of experience and old guys that died a long time ago so that some kids that weren't even thought of yet could enjoy burning down what they died to protect.....blah blah blah.
But then, a funny thing happened, I stopped hitting myself with the hammer after I re-read your post again. My head feels much better. Time will fix all the problems for all of them, or all of us.

Wksaz

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Greybeard, we all have our Trolls To Bear; mine are db and Deaconbleu. I actually still let them comment when their comments don't equate to nothing more than personal attacks on my commenters or myself.

This nation is polarized and, you know, I'm okay with that. Because the Left has no real understanding of what "polarized" truly means and has no idea of what the "rest of the world" truly looks like or sounds like or smells like. Some of them may be well-educated to the Nth degree; as I found in SLI, predominantly they may have been TAUGHT, but what have they actually LEARNED?

BZ

Anonymous said...

So many people don't care about global warming. They disregard the need for conservation and instead drive SUVs. They don't care about the Federal deficit/debt (outside of partisanship) and they don't care earning $400k for an $80,000/year job will eventually bankrupt the country. They have awarded themselves $400k pay and retirement packages, loading up their friends on the payroll during the boom 90s through the real estate bust while all services which the program were intended to fund now get cut to pay for it.
These people are often common public university labor. Not Ivy League, not private university.
This labor isn't good enough to earn the salaries they are earning. And they understood this when they applied to the public university they settled on.
You can't expect a top-tier salary with a second-rate education.
They think they are going sometime during/at the end of this life, and disregard the poor souls who are left behind.
Sounds like the Italians who were used to plan World War II and the Holocaust, and not by accident.
These are the people who will be here in the United States when bankruptcy is declared and society deteriorates into chaos. And they will deserve the anarchy which ensues.

The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D. with The Church.
The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.
And each generation of these Italians were sold on "earning", only to be reincarnated as a lesser life form subsequently, punishment for their evil.
"The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin." With xtianity.

The gods are the commensurate rapist pathology, focussed on control.
It is appropriate they picked the Italians for the downfall of man. The perception offered is exactly how the gods are. Unfortunate for the Italians, they were deliberately altered to match this pathology so the god's behavior could be justified in the context of the god's positioning.

I may not have learned as much as I have but I WOULD have gotten more done and made more progress, and at the end of this life that's all that matters. We will all be reincarnated and must re-learn about the gods and their methodology in each sucessive life.
The upside down star is my symbol. There is of course no Satan. That's just the gods with different clothes on.
You're all in big, big trouble. Everyone who failed to ascend before 1900 is. But the importance of this Situation is to ensure people learn the god's system while they have enough time to fix their relationship and ascend before The End.
Don't forget:::Ascending into "heaven" is not the same as entering clone hosting. One is good while the other is evil. The clue is their request to work multiple clone hosts to "earn", for if you were welcome into heaven you would be invited directly. My example of someone who ascended is John Muir. His "fake" went on to accomplish BUT NOT IN A DISCIPLINE WHICH HURT PEOPLE OR PROVIDED FOR SOME TEMPTATION. What happens after speaks volumes.
You're on the clock. This is where the cream rises to the top.