Opinions are like...

Watching the community over time gives you an interesting perspective, a viewpoint you cannot have until you have watched for a number of years. I have watched people come in, think they know what is going on and then evolve once they learn they had no clue initially, generally the same ones pissed about what I am saying initially grow to understand and start saying many of the same things later on.

It came up that I said something to someone, and of course as happens often, they heard part of it and let that get under their skin without taking the whole. So I was not overly surprised this morning in the ALT chatroom, when the word selection and tone of certain comments reeked of venom, I have been here before, an attack was coming, hopefully the parties will grow and mature enough to realize better, I have hope for one, not so much for the other.

"Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependent upon popular opinion?" - William Lloyd Garrison

What was the attack/discussion about? Words, labels, things I tend to get preachy about at times. If you are gonna claim a label for yourself, choose one that fits, don't go calling yourself a slave if you can override your "master" on what you do, you got a laundry list of limits and overrides, fine you are a submissive, people expect certain terms to mean certain things. But some want that "slave" label, cause they think it is shinier than the "submissive" label. Nothing superior or inferior about master, dominant, top, bottom, submissive, slave, switch, or even just plain out kinky.

The interesting part about the people who want to do these attacks is that they do the exact things they condemn me for, hypocritical a little? I never claimed to be non-judgmental, we are all judgmental, the ones claiming otherwise are lying to you, grow up. Attacking someone for them expressing their views and passing along their knowledge, but getting pissed off if anyone should imply you might be wrong is seriously screwed up, but hey that is what the lifestyle and society has come to I guess.

"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." - John Stuart Mill

23 Mar 2009 14:29:16


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