Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Don't you love it when irony just happens? I got an anonymous letter in the US mail today complaining about my critical posts regarding Sarah Palin. My critic thought I should keep my opinions to myself since I obviously disagreed in my political views with them. And because we have a difference in opinions, they judged me to be "someone with issues, much like Michelle Obama" with "many of the same qualities: militant, inferiority complex, misguided intelligence, intolerance, pent-up anger and hatefulness."

The ironic part is that the Jackson postmark included a tribute to one of the more famous relatives in my family tree John Adams with a 1765 quote from him: "Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write." Thanks, Uncle John, for the affirmation and the encouragement. (The postmark also included a plug for, a link that leads to nowhere and was set up by HBO when they were promoting their John Adams series back in the spring.)

And to my cowardly critic let me say, until you have the courage of your convictions and can sign your name to what you write, just continue to slink around in the dark and mumble insanely about liberals and Democrats and others who don't see things as you do. I think you need a check-up from the neck-up. There are drugs for conditions like yours, and therapy, and asylums. Go get some help.

I've gotten a couple of comments along the same lines, but at least they came with a return email address and a moniker. I elected not to post them, but then I do have this blog set up with that option. I do live in a "Red State," and a lot of local people who read my blog probably disagree with me. That's okay. I haven't coerced anyone to read what I write. If you're looking for Mississippi blogs that express the Republican point of view, they're probably a lot easier to find. I really don't know, I haven't looked for them. I don't have to go looking for Republican opinion, I'm surrounded by it, and I get harassed regularly by my nasty neo-con neighbor.

Now if you'll excuse me, I want to listen while the Republican Celebrity preaches to her choir.


C J Garrett said...

From a friend:

I am appalled 1) that anyone would be so cowardly as to send you that sort of letter anonymously, and 2) that anyone with any democratic ideals at all would castigate you for expressing your views simply because they are contrary to his/hers. I just can't believe it. The last time I checked, we don't live in a totalitarian state! I might not always agree with you on political issues, but I would NEVER even suggest that you shouldn't voice your opinions. Why not just debate you, if s/he feels you are so "wrong?" I'm sure you could handle it!

I've been discussing politics a bit with Benji but even when we disagree we don't tell each other to shut up. It's the same with my mother; we're complete opposites, politically, but we can talk without screaming. I'm too long-winded as usual, but I wanted to let you know that I'm all for your First Amendment rights and that not everyone who disagrees with you is crazy!

C J Garrett said...

from another friend:

Maybe your Republican neighbor has gone from screaming to sending unsigned letters. What a creep!