Progressives. . .
Anyway, so one particular wingnut posted an in-depth rebuttal of a journalist who wrote a positive story on Iraq. Got over a hundred lickspittles to post comments glorifying him for having the immense cleverness to call a journalist a "wanker". So this progressive fellow dares to comment differently, to wit:
"Thing is, there's a possibility he's not full of shit, for once. The perspective of a number of the guys 'in the shit', as it were, is that yeah, what's being done now IS working, and while the administration's been spinning their wheels and being utter idiots about it all, the military has not.
"A good example of this is The Marching Camp, which is the blog of a friend-of-a-friend who's done multiple tours in Iraq and is of... a markedly different opinion than many here on what progress is being made.
"And on just about everything else, too, but it's worth a read. After all, having more information is always good."
Now, I'm not a Progressive wing-nut, but from my perspective this appears to be a reasoned and civil comment. Do not that this comment is, near as I can tell, the longest in the entire comment section and almost the only one to use proper English for the entire thing. :)
So, of course, he gets called a troll a couple times for his troubles, and there is no acknowledgment whatsoever that either he or I have anything worthwhile to offer. After all, I'm not "Progressive" so I must be a genocidal monster or whatever.
But I do get one nice comment (on my Most Depressing Tribute Song post) to wander over to a reader's blog to answer some questions she has.
What do I find when I get there? On the "Chicago Dyke's Blog", there is, tagged with the label 'Fascism Rising,' a link to my blog. Her verdict on me?
"I believe that many of this stripe in the military have come to understand that unstinting loyalty to the Bush party means a lifetime of wingnut welfare after service, and this is the reason they continue to serve willingly and happily in what is an obvious military disaster. We’ll see if Decurion is brave enough to come by here and explain to me if I’m wrong."
You know, it's really hard to pretend there is much worth discussing with the Left if this is what they honestly believe. I posted a comment which I doubt will ever see daylight, and of course the Chicago Dyke's loyal flying monkeys will gleefully congratulate her for 'speaking truth to power' or whatever the buzzword for trollery is in the Leftist blogosphere. I'm going to, because I'm basically an idealist who wants to believe the best of people, attempt to have a civil conversation. I'm going to attempt to convey what it is I believe and why. But I will keep you folks updated because I already have the very strong feeling that this is going to be a giant waste of time--as is speaking to the True Believers of any religion.