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  •  Saw what was in the comments. (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Don Enrique

    I'm surprised to see that much "sound and fury" devoted to a critique like that, considering what great things were there as well. Signifies nothing unless the originator of the critique has never shared an idea without attribution before or after it was due, never made a fact-based error without admitting it later, and never adopted a (publicly) superior attitude toward another writer after finding something amiss in his/her writing. Since number three has already occurred, I'll assume the person offering the critique might have also committed numbers one or two (a time or two). So let the ill wind blow through and keep writing. You can always add addenda to later entries if mistakes are serious enough and someone's brought them to light. In more collegial (or communitarian) settings, that would be more than enough to satisfy anyone who wasn't having difficulty engaging others within those settings.

    I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

    by dannyboy1 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 10:32:38 AM PDT

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    •  I am going to do just that. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, dannyboy1

      dannyboy1 by taking a sabbatical for a bit. Just posted a quick and terse diary on same (so, hell yes, I can write quick and terse if need be). Seems someone was having a bad day or maybe worse and no one says I have to like it, but it's their show; not mine. I only write and care about the folks, like you. That's why I put a lot into these diaries and excuse me for living if I was culturally insensitive as one commentator put it. I'm also a decent part Cherokee and work as an instructor for one of the best, if not the best, educational leadership Native American programs. You don't get on their good side by being what this person said. Still, some people seem to have a beef and want to wag and point the fingers. So be it. I am glad that I don't feel and think or act in such a way. See you in the future, looks like.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:16:27 PM PDT

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    •  Well-stated, dannyboy1 (1+ / 0-)
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      This site sometimes reminds me of the piranhas I saw in the Amazon. Even though we are all die-hard Democrats and Progressives, the calm waters of our little pond can suddenly erupt into a fury of deadly bites as the piranhas start consuming each other. This is yet another example, and a reason I will be limiting my daily visits here.  Godspeed, richholtzin


      •  Thanks, Don Enrique, (0+ / 0-)

        I see lots of talk on the site about low information (or even "stupid") people in this country voting against their interests and believing the Right's propaganda, but I see self-proclaimed progressive people shooting themselves (or their movement) in the foot all the time through verbal violence or just bad judgment. Even by criticizing their "stupid" fellow citizens, how would progressives who use those terms expect to engage such a person in any kind of discussion or create understanding? Similarly, when people mock religion on the one hand and then try to show sympathy for their disadvantaged brothers and sisters, be they Black Americans, Hispanics, or Native Americans, they don't seem to see the contradiction that thousands or millions of people who are members of these racial/ethnic groups also believe in and adhere to the same religions mocked by those progressives. How do they assume to "relate" to individuals in their political struggles while mocking a part of their lives that they hold so dear? Very counter-productive. Same here--thousands of inspiring and informative words appear in the diary but someone has chosen a couple of points for disagreement to attack the writer and his credibility. It makes no sense to me.

        I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

        by dannyboy1 on Wed May 01, 2013 at 09:20:27 AM PDT

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