Friday, March 25, 2005

God grant me...

I'm very worried that I am becoming like those whom I have always disdained for their smug, doctrinaire unwillingness to defend their (normally socialist) point of view.

One of the main reasons I started this log was to counter people like the fellow at Rittenhouse Review whose idea of discourse is to call people idiots and fascists.

I have always prided myself on the ability to argue a point of view. I may not always be right, but I normally have marshalled some facts in support of a position. However I have recently been met with such crushingly venomous responses when I attempt to posit an argument that it is now only a matter of time until I respond in kind. Any day now, someone who, instead of countering my facts with other facts, just dismisses me as an unenlightened troglodyte is going to get called "A Fucking Moron". This is something I swore I would never do.

I still believe that Philadelphia can be a nice place to live and work. I'm just not sure that I have the patience to hang around until the residents finally discover that Socialism won't work.


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