This Poison has got to stop
by Reaper0Bot0, Sun May 18, 2008 at 07:09:04 PM EDT
Good evening all.
In the last few days I have seen several diaries which can, at best, be described as poison. I don't care, I really do not care if the hit-piece is against Senator Obama or Senator Clinton. That is not the point. When I see articles from black-power websites that make references to "field slaves" and "house slaves" used to demonstrate that one of our candidates was bought and paid for by the folks who are screwing over people in those subprime mortgages, I am agog. That website was obviously very biased. And this is only one example.
Guys, we have got to come to terms with something. There are some folks here who do not have our best interests in mind. And there are some others who have crossed a line and are simply doing harm because they themselves are hurt. We will all lose if this continues.
I do not want to see more diaries or comments that serve only to destroy a fellow Democrat. I cannot abide by this anymore. No sane person should.
If someone were to take the time to post hit-pieces on Senator Clinton (Dick Morris crap, for example) I would react the same as I am now. We are using some base and filthy garbage to tear into one another, and this can not stand.
My purpose is not to get Clinton supporters behind Senator Obama. I'll leave that for another time. However, if all someone can do to support their candidate, whoever that is, is to waste our time with poorly-sourced attack pieces, then they have no place here.
This is not my site. The admins are welcome to toss me for being so presumptuous, but I will speak up. If you've got something solid that is pertinent to the race and moreover is substantial, then by all means, bring it up.
But if instead you've got a loony website that is for one of our candidates using rumors that the Republicans might have something vague that hurts one of our guys, do not post it.
Either such a person wants us to live in fear, or they are a Republican agent provocateur, or they are simply lashing out and offer nothing meaningful.
I am not saying any of this because I support Barack Obama. I am saying this because I support the Democratic Party.
I beg this website's administrators to please consider the harm it does to the party when filth such as we have recently seen is allowed to prosper. Either this community stands for something, or it stands against something. I hope that you good people run this site because you believe in the sorts of things that both of our candidates are fighting for.
Allowing baseless and loony conspiracy theory crap to foster hurts all of us. Please, everyone, can we at least limit the debate to actual issues that actually matter? Not who fired what agent between what books? How can that possibly matter?
For the record, I have assiduously avoided mentioning any of the scandals, and potential scandals, that involve Senator Clinton. I do not wish to make things worse. We all know that such material exists. I will not besmirch Senator Clinton by mentioning any of it. I will end this plea with a beginning. I will not lower myself, or the rest of us, to yet another eye for an eye blight by hitting back.
Hitting back simply means we hurt ourselves.********************************************************** Wow. Okay, to those of you who apparently do not like to read the words in the diary, or to those who insist on adding your own words so you can find something to get mad at, the whole reason I make mention of the existence of scandals involving Senator Clinton was to make the point that I'm willing to hold my fire because it seves no good purpose to attack Senator Clinton. If I had made no mention of her at all, some would likely be attacking me for saying we should only avoid hitting Obama. I didn't want to come across that way, so I made a point about not hitting Senator Clinton. If you want to take an olive branch as a slap to the face, that's your call, but that's also not what I wrote. Calm down and re-read what I wrote. I wasn't attacking, and I wasn't being snide. If you want to read it that way, go nuts. That is no better than masturbation then. That's *all* you, and none of it me.