Skip to comments.Eating our own...Time to make a new start in Free Republic.
Posted on 07/26/2004 7:41:11 PM PDT by Bob J
The last few months I've seen an increasing trend for FReepers to start going for each others jugular. Sometimes we forget (I've certainly done it myself) that in the grand scheme of things, we are on the same team. We may disagree on priorities or how far we are willing to go, but we have enough enemy in the left without creating more amongst ourselves. We can disagree but be civil to each other. We can debate nuance, but not believe that our personal positions are more important than the health of the whole. Let's argue vigorously but remind ourselves the guy whose trachia we are ripping out today may be sitting next to us in a foxhole tommorrow.
I'm going to propose that we all make a new start. Let's put all past differences behind us and resolve to band together and fight the good fight, the elimination of liberalism as a significant culturual influence in America...and see that to its end in our lifetimes.
If you agree, please post your thoughts and ping your lists and your friends to this thread.
Seriesly, you're right. I was just looking over soem of my old posts from 99, and I was struck at how everybody went out of their way to make disagreements in a civil tone.
I think the 'troll hunters' are a bit quick to jump on new people too. Granted, there have been a lot of infiltrators lately, but I've seen totally unreasonable reactions to some posters who are genuinely asking for a logical debate.
Socrates said: "the truth is born of an argument". Since he was known to be the wisest human, he knew better than the rest of us.
In the argument we have Darwinian selection of ideas (and idea carriers), so, may the best one evolve out of it and win!
It's Clinton isn't it?
Just making you feel all loving and stuff...
Can't we all just get along?
Yea...well...if we don't play by my rules, I'm taking my ball and going home!
Opus? Don't let the door hit you in the backside.(;>)
Touch my juggler, and I'll rip your trachea out, pal.
That goes 2x for you.
You write for the Tribune?
Don't hate the playa, hate the GAME!
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Where does the line start?
Yep, you got it.
Electing Bush is what THIS election is ALL about.
Not some 3rd party protest vote.
I think my post #1 includes you my old friend.
Yes we can till the next free trade or immigration thread ;-)
Let's Be Girlie Men!
I have never seen a jugular jugulling beebers before. Awesome.
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