Friday, March 18, 2011
The one man cavalry has arrived
We have a new proud liberal blogger who calls himself, justanotherDesertVet, who is quite articulate and if he sticks around he will be a formidable opponent for the local conservatives. He doesn't mince words and uses a lot of facts to back up his statements. It's going to be pretty interesting (for me anyway) to see who will take up the challenge because, so far he has come on like gangbusters. I think the new blogger can challenge them on their own grounds of stereotyping because he's a war vet, and he seems to be relentless but we'll see. I think a lot of the local conservatives are holding back and waiting for reinforcements because they are afraid of the one- on- one confrontation. They don't know what they will get with the new kid on the block. They got used to posting on my blog, and so they weren't afraid of whatever, I responded with because they had the numbers. After awhile it just became a habit of theirs to contradict anything I posted. When I didn't challenge, I guess they took it as a victory.Itisi has challenged the new blogger on two consecutive days but he is trying to counter with the same old" I'm better than you because I'm conservative" crap that usually rings hollow. I have noticed that Observer and Reeder compliment each other's post a lot. They used to do that on my blogs. They might be the same person.
Now that there is someone to carry the banner without shame; I can turn my attention to the politics of issues where I don't have to be on the defensive and feel more at ease . It's been awhile since I've had a reliable partner to show the flip side of the coin.Kyle used to take on the local conservatives but I guess he got bored of never really being challenged. Vietnam vet and ragman used to work in unison, on the night shift and I tried my best to hold down the fort during the day, occasionally they would come in to help. BigJ use to help out but it was only because he hated the local conservatives more than he did the liberals. Lately, my old cohort has decided to be on the side of the “militant middle," whenever that means. I don't agree with Big J's assessment that conservatism and liberalism should die out because it's extremism that gives both ideologies a bad name. Talk radio and partisan media outlets do not represent issue oriented discussions; they are mostly for a viewing or listening audience that likes a host and their guest hollering past each other.They are not for someone who wants to learn or for those with an IQ higher than their age.
It's going to make it a lot easier for me to keep up my Lenten promise of civility, now the I have someone to take on the bulk of the oncoming fire. Perhaps they will say "you know for being a liberal, Mike is not so bad after all." I kind of doubt it but it what makes life on the forum so interesting..I guess you would have to know what it's like (being a liberal in a conservative/libertarian/republican county)before you can appreciate how glad I am to have a creditable ally help to finally bring some balance to the forum