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I recently wrote about a blogger on TPM that called for the jailing or execution of people that did not think as he did on the subject of global warming. I compared him to the zealot that recently assassinated an abortion doctor while the man was worshipping in his church.
The post had a comment of the person who says that he wrote the article. In that comment he apologized. In the comment, Insolent Braggart says that he is not a professional writer, which is hardly an excuse. I am not a professional writer either, just a former engineer turned salesman. It does not take a professional to know that spewing hatred in the form of calling for jailings and executions for thoughts and beliefs is wrong. There is also a post on TPM that says that he apologizes.
While I don’t know if the author actually commented here or not (the Internet is relatively anonymous), I am sure that TPM would only post an apology written in the first person if it was written by the author in question.
His apology makes reference to the abortion doctor so he may have read my comments. I just don’t know and I have learned that one cannot take everything written on the web with certainty.
While the apology is relatively sincere, I do have some issues with it. He tries to make himself even more important and say that now that he has apologized for his hatred remarks (and calling for executions is fairly close to hatred, in my opinion) he is better than a conservative that has never apologized. Whatever happened to just saying your sorry and shutting up? Why take on the air of superiority because of your apology?
I hope that I am never moved to write on the subject of hatred and such condescending attitude again. While the opinions on both sides are quite strong, it is only through constant and open discussion without the fear of persecution and disdain will we eventually arrive at the correct resolution regardless of which theory on the subject is correct.CAFE, zealots