Originally posted by FreakyKBH
Just thinking out loud here, but I have a confession.
When you and Suzianne go at each other, it puts thinking people in a real quandary: do we up vote an absolute certified nutjob (you) for castigating a shrill hypocrite (her), down vote because, well, nutjob, or do we take the third alternative action and simply avert our eyes and pretend we see nothing?
Like I said: it's a real quandary you two have put the rest of us in!
First of all, I know that the extreme troll FreakyKBH cannot speak for everyone else at RHP.
Again, I care most about factual accuracy, *not* about personalities.
I recently corrected Sonhouse for his ignorance about Mexico as a US trading partner.
I did *not* think "Sonhouse has expressed a wish for 'friendship with me to the point of
harassing me when I said that his attentions were unwelcome, so I cannot criticize him."
If Sonhouse truly were my friend, then he would gladly accept my factual correction.
Given that the lying troll FreakyKBH already has shown that he cares much more about
his absurd ideological obsessions than about factual accuracy, he would have much more
in common with Suzianne (who has different ideological obsessions) than with me.
Suzianne's a 'liberal' white American feminist who's right in criticizing racism among
right-wing white Americans. Like most 'liberal' white Americans, however, she's
hypocritical in her willful blindness toward racism among 'liberal' white Americans.
Most non-white Americans would know exactly what I mean about such racism, but
I don't know of any non-white Americans (though a few might claim a drop of 'black blood' )
who regularly write in this forum.
In short, I have supported Suzianne when I think she's right, and I criticize her when I think she's wrong.
Many writers here apparently find this conduct insanely incomprehensible. They like
to act as though I somehow am obligated to support Suzianne blindly all the time.
I would say that there's too much blind tribal loyalty in this forum. which often seems
like a playground for children eager to pit the popular cliques against the unpopular.
This is not a case of a popularity contest in which Suzianne and I are competing to get
elected (by white American men) as cheerleaders for a high school football team.