05-21-2016, 08:29 PM
What I'm offering you is advice. Advice that we all may benefit from. Whether you reject it or accept it is a choice that's yours alone. Reckless rhetoric invites dangerous company. To casually reject the notion that our rhetoric somehow cannot and will not ever be responsible for any potentially poor behavior of others is irresponsible and shortsighted. And while you're certainly free to reject the possibility, it is practical to consider it.
Now, I understand that we become comfortable in our rhetoric once we've been around the community for a while. And I think you're one of our more valuable contributors. But I'm not dick waving with you here. I'm just saying think things through a little better is all. If that particularly dangerous rhetoric (and that's exactly what it is) wasn't repetitive I wouldn't even mention it. But because it is repetitive rhetoric I'm obligated to tell you that I personally reject it when it becomes persistent. It's dangerous rhetoric. The fact of the matter is that if you give a feller a rope he wants to be a cowboy. People aren't ready to be cowboys yet.
Anyway. That's really all I have to say about it. It's likely better discussed in a topic of its own anyhow.