Saturday, April 30, 2005

A life of love, growth and the expansion of human potential

So I spent much of last night involved in an interesting discussion at Shakespears Sister about freedom of speech at blogs. I just have to say that I don't believe that most rightwing blogs have many compunctions about banning folks they don't agree with from commenting on their blogs and yet SS has been lamblasted for doing that to someone I would have banned without compuncion. It is ridiculous to assume that because someone believes in free speech they should put up with abusive people who have no interest in respectful dissembling of their own beliefs.

I don't have a lot of patience for labels, I believe they are mildly inaccurate at best, grossly misleading most of the time. If I were to be labeled though, I expect I would prefer to be called a moderate anarchist. I really figure people should be and not be bothered for being. The main problem with labels is they become a divider to segment people away from each other. What the hell is the point of that. We are human beings, we should learn to get along, accept and celebrate our differences. We have to live together anyways why not enjoy it.

I have no time or patience for people who just want to bring others down. If you don't have a desire to grow and contribute to the growth of others then there is really no point in talking to you. If on the other hand you are open to others and willing to engage others for the edification of everyone involved you give life, the very concept of, meaning. People don't always agree, it really isn't necessary, but there is no excuse for bashing others because of what they believe. I have found no one whom I always agree with. I can also get quite riled about a variety of issues that I feel strongly about but I chose long ago to attempt to never bring others down through my words and actions. I am human which means I am not always successful at this but I have found that I am surrounded by people who love me and even those who disagree with me on most everything respect me because I respect them. I can't imagine life without the love I share with my friends and others.


Elayne said...

Crying "censorship!" is just one more way right-wing bloggers perceive themselves as "scoring points" against lefty bloggers, which seems very important to them. They totally miss the actual point, which is that a blog's comments section has nothing to do with free speech; it's a party hosted by the blog's owner, who has every right to throw out anyone who acts like an idiot in his/her estimation, with no explanation necessary.

The Heretik said...

Well said