ooooh... how dare you attack me...
Big, hairy-palmed wankers.
Right now people I thought I cared about are accusing me of "attacking" them. I feel attacked. They claim I am "abusing" them. I feel abused. They feel invalidated. I feel invalidated.
So what is this thing about feeling "attacked" and how seriously should we take such feelings?
Well, here in the blogoshpere we have a perfect laboratory for examining this.
Especially here in the Left Wing Bloggers Forum. We "progressive" bloggers love to attack those labelled as conservatives, Christians, anti-abortionists, homophobes, capitalists, etc, etc, etc etc,...
Well, if it's OK for us to attack them, why is not ok for them (or even cynical lefties) to attack us? And what do we mean by "attack" anyway?
If someone is challenging your points of view, or your beliefs, or your values, etc, etc, why is this perceived as an "attack"?
Isn't the unstated thing here an attitude which says something like "it's ok for me to be critical of your views, but you must not be critical of my views, or I will accuse you of being a heinous, attacking perpetrator". i.e. a form of intellectual fascism? Or, how about "it's ok for me to invalidate your value system, but you must not invalidate my value system"? Talk about a moral superiority complex.
So, what's all this shit about feeling "attacked" about anyway? Isn't it just a way of saying "my pet ideas must not be challenged or I will vomit all over you"?
Grow a brain!
Yuze can all get fucked!