Joined: Oct. 2006
Talking up the importance of civility and tolerance in conversation in one place, and then tolerating or encouraging photoshop mockery and vile, personal insults in another place (public even), is entirely relevant.
Null, you are one dumb sumnabitch. It is not the "incivility" at UD to which we object - be as uncivil as you like.
It is the cowardice: UD invoking imaginary standards of civility as pretext to ban participants who expose the emptiness of ID, thereby rescuing overvalued posters from embarrassment, while ignoring the equivalent behavior of ID proponents. Meltdowns such we witnessed today expose that cowardice. And Barry abets that exposure nicely, if unwittingly.
In recent months I observed that UD did appear to have changed its stripes to some degree - tolerating and engaging in real debate with Lizzie, DrRec and others.
That's all undone now.
Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace
"Here’s a clue. Snarky banalities are not a substitute for saying something intelligent. Write that down."
- Barry Arrington