I am going to be a little passive aggressive here and I apologize in advance. I say this, because this post is in response to something that was commented on one of my other blog posts. It was something of debate and instead of engaging and getting into some political debacle of ignorance, I have decided to not respond directly. We know how I feel about discussing politics as a whole the way it is and so engaging in a conversation defending my stance in this particular case…it is just not something that I am prepared to do; especially, considering that I could see where this would be leading, which is exactly why I rarely discuss politics in polite company.
Now, I have already retyped this post once. My original start was a little bit more defensive than I intended. The truth is, this comment was well written. Under a different time and place, maybe…just maybe there could be a discussion. I don’t know this person and I’m sure that for a short period of time there is the possibility of having a mature and civil conversation. At least I would like to believe, but then again-maybe I am just soft-minded.
With that said, this particular comment was one that I had to read a couple of times to make sure that I was reading it correctly. If you are wondering what it said, you will not find it as I chose not to publish it. That is the joy about being the owner of this blog, I get to do and say what I want . Things like ignoring comments that stab at my instincts and engage me into combative defense to someone whom will probably not be as open to hearing my side as I want to believe. Again, I do not know. I could be way off course, but my instincts went into flight mode, not because of fear but because I just didn’t want to.
The particular comment was made in response to my post about animals and humanity. Apparently, it is wrong of me to “conflate the terminology of animals and walls to being negative.” And though I may have read too much into it, one of the beginning sentences was that this person found good people with soft minds hard to tolerate. I read this to be that I was seen as having a soft mind because I didn’t feel that a race of people should be referred to as animals. I wonder, am I of soft mind? Or is that this person didn’t understand the context of the post that provoked the blog because he was only reading what I wrote?
Maybe I am of soft mind, but I know my mind and believe me that this is not the case. I just believe that a little decency goes a long way, and that not calling an entire group of people animals just because of their ethnic background and status isn’t too much to ask. Now, it is clear what side of the fence this person stood on AND (I can’t emphasize this enough) that is completely fine. Whatever gets you fired up, but do not assume that I need to be pitied because I think referring to a group of people as animals is completely unnecessary and negative; especially, when the whole group have not given reason to be called so. To best make my point, it is like calling a whole group of people racist because a few of them actually are.
With that said, do not assume that because I see a softer side of things that I do not believe in hardcore measures, or that I have a “soft mind”. I am anything but gullible or foolish, or whatever was intended by said statement. You should also not be foolish enough to think that I am all because I do not believe that you should refer to a race of people as animals. I did not feel that it was necessary and I do find it negative in today’s world. If that makes me soft minded, I guess so be it but for the record I actually have a lot of words for people, groups of people, and they are far from that of a soft mind.
And should said person stumble upon my blog again and feel the need to post similar comments. Even harsher comments in attempts to get me to engage, please do not waste your time. This passive aggressive post will be as far as communication between you and me go because your point of view is clear. And though I respect your opinion and would think that on different circumstances we should engage in such topics of debate, it is just not something that I feel like doing in the present moment. Also please do not confuse my opinions on name calling to my political point of view. You do not know me and do not assume you know where I stand on any such topics.
To my regular followers. Please forgive me. I needed to get it off my chest and it was much better than the 35 responses that I had previously typed up and deleted.
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