There have been people in the past who have said things to me, or about me, or about someone else whom I respect, which I decided were unacceptable to me. Based on that evaluation, I would no longer interact with them. I don’t control this site and I have no say about who posts here (and I shouldn’t have). My only recourse is to refuse to respond to their postings.
Mr. Keer was one of these people. What he said to me (and to another poster) was deleted by Joe because it was judged “offensive”. Mr. Keer is in denial over this, so he disingenuously links to a particular post of his and says that I’m a hypocrite and an evader. In fact, the post he links to has a link entitled “If you ever want to visit me in New York”, which takes you to the post from which the offensive section was removed by Joe. And for the record: I never said that I don’t read or sanction Mr. Keer’s posts. What I said was that I don’t respond to them.
[paraphrased] if you meant x, then i stand by my personal attack
Let me paraphrase your paraphrase:
“If you acted like an asshole, then I stand by my evaluation of you as an asshole.”
Phil also said:
Or that people still cling to their divine right to attack the person rather than the practice or the idea.
Phil: I do have the right to “attack” a child molester and not just the practice of child molestation. I do have the right to “attack” a racist and not just the idea of racism. Do you disagree? If so, please state the appropriate facts.
P.S. Clearly I have responded to Mr. Keer's post, but this will be my last time. I will continue to "wallow in [my] own crapulence".
(Edited by Glenn Fletcher on 6/17, 8:44am)