When I began this blog I welcomed with open arms all comments, agreeing or disagreeing with me. Slowly the comments began to sink into a dark place, a place where strange, viscious, and bigoted people reside. Comments were no longer about the blog, they were about attacking me and other people who comment. These sinister, sleazy, bigoted people did not address the blog theme, they attacked other people.
Barbara become "Barbie." Insinuations were made about black people, Latinos, gays, liberals, immigrants, educators, ad infinitum. It became sickening in the extreme.
When I went in for major surgery, I kindly asked people to not comment until I returned. Ignoring my simple request, these very sick people ignored the request of a man in the hospital. How sick is that?
Perhaps the stronget evidence of the sickness that pervades these people is that they are addicted to this blog. When it is posted, only minutes go by and crude, irrelevant, sinister comments appear. I said, finally, that is it. I stopped allowing comments.
Strangely, these same people began to address me through other blogs. How sick is that? I do not read other blogs here, but I was told of this weird phenomenon. If the writers cannot see their own sickness, this only heightens their need for help.
I have been wildly accused of being a communist, socialist, college professor, contributor to MoveOn, supporter of this candidate or that, etc. None of that is true. But that has no relevance or meaning to the crude and sick people who insist on that tact. Get lost! No, better yet, get help!