Posted by AuntieMel on June 29, 2006, at 11:07:42
In reply to Re: clarification, posted by Dr. Bob on June 28, 2006, at 22:39:35
> > Why should we be trying to determine who is good or who is bad?
> > The simple way out of this quandry is to just let people criticize any leaders.
> > Jake
> We're not trying to determine who's good, we're trying to determine what to consider sensitive to the feelings of others.
> It's also simple just to support rather than criticize...
Sorry, Dr. Bob. I'm not trying to be obnoxious, its just that my 'logical' brain always needs to understand.
What would happen if I were to post a long missive on - say hitler, just to keep with prior examples - and say nothing but what a good leader he was and how much I support his thinking, etc, etc, blah, blah.
It's 'supportive', but don't you think it might upaset some people?
By what you just said, about not determining who is good and who is bad (or who is worthy of support) that hypothetical post would be ok.
That said, I bet there are also people present here who would be just as offended by a long post praising just about *anyone*. Except you, of course.
Again, I would think that - at least on a 'politics' board - critical things should be considered civil, as long as the critical things are about policies and actions and not about people.