To the saps who keep quoting the bit from the Credo
That would be me. Thanks. You can just say "Ethan" next time.
As a tireless defender of SOLO, and of your right to say what you like in your own forum, I have no condemnations for you. I have no interest in being PC and have hurled invective with the best of them. On occasion it has given me cause to apologise to people, but overall I try to judge people and myself fairly. PC had nothing to do with my comments on Michael's article and your response. Mike has published some good things, and some things that I've commented on unfavorably. Whether I agree with him or not, my description of him would never include insults. I believe it's important to challenge ideas without including disparagments when the person I'm dealing with is a friend and ally. My standards are apparently different from yours.
If your intention is not to insult Mike but mearly challenge his ideas, then you could stand to be a bit clearer. This may be the age of umbrage, but one needn't be an umbrage taker to see the insults mixed in with the arguments in your response. That's your choice, but you yourself have had many positive things to say about Mike in the past, I would think that this would temper your response to him. You are a blaster and a volcano. That's cool (hot!) Passion in this world is necessary, and I'm not asking you to change, nor am I asking you to remake yourself. You can be an awesome guy and have accomplished a lot. So blast away, but check your target. The man who wishes to change the world will need allies. Allies have a level of mutual respect. They may not agree on everything, but..... If you piss on your allies often enough, they will not be your allies for long. In the long run this will harm the goal of changing the world. Have Cake. Eat Cake Too. We know all about that. Oh, and one more thing, don't call me a sap you limp dick sheep humper.
Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
M: Well, I was told outside that...
Q: Don't give me that, you snotty-faced heap of parrot droppings!
Q: Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, maloderous, pervert!!!
M: Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I'm not going to just stand...!!
Q: OH, oh I'm sorry, but this is abuse.
M: Oh, I see, well, that explains it.
Q: Ah yes, you want room 12A, Just along the corridor.
M: Oh, Thank you very much. Sorry.
Q: Not at all.
M: Thank You.
(Under his breath) Stupid git!!