I Am Probably Out Of HereSubmitted by mwstroberg on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 03:22
All those times I tried to tell people "have a thick skin," and "don't take it personally," when someone attacked their religious beliefs (or lack thereof) or attacked them personally because they didn't agree with something they said, well it turns out I just hadn't been hit hard enough in the gut to understand.
I have been called a "close minded right winger" as well as a "communist" on this forum. I have had people attack me for not being a "true Christian" as well as attack me for being a "theo-slave." I have been attacked for being an "anarchist" as well as been attacked for being a "statist". Those attacks were all well and good, they didn't phase me a bit.
But now I can no longer participate on this forum, because I've been attacked where it hurts the most, you've insulted my wife, who is a consistent libertarian (more consistent, I might add, than the people attacking her) because she is in a financial position where she must use a government health care program to survive. Although she is on medicaid she believes in repealing the program, as well as the entire welfare state apparatus. That doesn't matter to you, you know who you are, you people down voted my request to not refer to her as a "leech." I said not one word that was anti-liberty, but you saw fit to be hypocrites who use government roads, government student loans, and government Social Security retirement payments, but believe your government program use is morally acceptable while hers is not.
Here is a link to my comment, if any one wishes to read it. You may decide for yourself whether or not you wish to condemn me:
I don't like hypocrisy, whether in myself or others, and when it is a mean spirited hypocrisy, it is even worse. My wife Violet means everything to me, and you hypocrites have thrust a dagger through my heart by insulting her. I can't take it anymore. It is a waste of time trying to teach good will to people who wish to hate.
My thanks to the consistent anti-statists reedr3v, dabooda, and wolfe, and the true loving Christian bear, who have all treated me with kindness and respect even when we disagreed.
I may come back when I have cooled down, but right now, it is better that I work harder toward my family's survival instead of wasting time on people who desire to hate.