Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trash Talking Punks on NextDoor- Why discuss issues when you can attack your Neighbor?

Trash talk is entertainment for some people

I got censored from NextDoor  a few weeks ago for calling a guy an "insufferable boar".  Those who followed the "leash law" story know why.  After literally 30 posts in 48 hours attacking me, I responded by calling this guy an "insufferable boar".  Now I admit,  I finally lost my temper.  How many times do I have to listen to a guy rant about my character, accuse me of lying,  wanting to hurt elderly people and small children before I react?  It was thirty times for me.    

He didn't give up after I stopped posting on Nextdoor. He emailed me privately, trash talked me on public forums and this website and even now to this day he trash talks me on Nextdoor in full knowledge that I cannot respond.  

It is called abusive ad hominem.
Abusive ad hominem usually involves attacking the traits of an opponent as a means to invalidate their argument(s). Equating someone's character with the soundness of their argument is a logical fallacy.

Challenging IDEAS and DECISIONS is not the same as attacking someone's character. Some thin skinned people don't understand that it is perfectly okay to "agree to disagree" and set aside differences after discussing ideas thoroughly.  For some, it is too much for their frail egos to bear. This is why I am just as happy not to engage some folks.

I welcome your ideas here and especially a full discussion of issues using the "treat others like you want to be treated" standard of discourse. I particularly want to hear from you if you think I have been unfair to anyone and why.  

Everyone play nice in the sandbox please.  We are neighbors.

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