ok, i have to say more than ‘it’s** a mess’. it would be irresponsible of me not to. now, it’s very widely known that i don’t do conflict well and as such inhabit my own private switzerland. kind of like having my own private idaho, but with lots of nice watches and chocolate.
uh, where was i? ok, the thing that’s most upsetting to me right now is that people are expressing heated opinions one way or another without knowing the facts, or without even bothering to look at the different perspecives on the issues. what i would say to those people is, please realize if you come out heavily in favor of one aspect or another, you may later find yourself sheepishly having to retract your statements or even worse, just closing your mind and defending whatever position you took.
and you know, batgrl has stepped back from this and done her research, and yours and mine too – i often look to her for the comprehensive linking, and she has indeed linked to all the folks currently posting about it all, pro and con.
so before you go off in one direction or another, please do a little reading with an open mind. or, you can join me here in switzerland, where we are feeling a little sad about the whole thing in general.
**umm, and if for some reason this doesn’t ring a bell to you, then you are quite fortunate. ignore the whole thing and proceed on to look at fuzzy bug pictures: