Recently, a guy (okieflavor4u) who put on a nice happy face came here and started commenting on my blog. I tried to be nice to him, and encouraged him to blog here and share his opinions. I also went to his blog and shared my opinions. But the first time we disagreed on an issue, he banned me from his blog. I was not ugly, or disruptive, I merely disagreed with his position on the issue of “waterboarding.”
His blog comment was complaining that those within the Bush Administration who “tortured” were not going to be prosecuted. He argued that waterboarding was “torture” because it is a form of drowning. He asked a rhetorical question: “Would you want your children drowned?” My response:
Okie, I think you are asking the wrong question. You asked, “Would you like your children to be drowned.” If you use that standard, we shouldn’t shoot the terrorists, either. Would you like your children to be shot? Nor should we even capture them–we all want our children to be free!
Instead, you should be asking, “Would you want the government to waterboard terrorists if it would keep your children safe?” Damn straight I want the terrorists shot if they are fighting against our troops. And I want them captured. And I want them waterboarded in order to find out all the evil that they are trying to perpetrate. Waterboarding never killed any of them–and according to Dick Cheney who is trying to get results declassified–it saved lives.”
For that reply, suddenly I’m a bad guy who is no longer welcome at his blog. La la la, if I don’t let you play in my sandbox, I can’t hear you! What a whiny sniveling little punk. If this was the first time some idiot liberal banned me from their blog, it would be different. But this is soooooooooooo common. It is typical of liberals. That is one reason I link to Lowell’s blog. He does not censor comments. If you are correct on the issues, why do you want to censor others? Their opinions should be unable to be supported by facts if they are wrong. Their ignorance should be apparent to all. Let them speak, give them rope to hang themselves. Engage them in dialogue. You might eventually persuade them that they are wrong. Or you might learn something yourself. But no, most liberals are little sniveling punks afraid to even engage in dialogue. Richmond Democrat, Anonymous is a woman, Cobalt6, sniveling punks all. Grow a set of balls (or in Anonymous’ case, a brain) and engage. Debate is not always pretty. Tough.