I hear ya.
I don't have any issues with the comments being shut off in that particular thread.
The only thing I do did have a problem with, was just someone flippantly calling me a "neonazi," wholly unsubstantiated; something I'd expect to see at RedState.com or TownHall.com or even DailyKos.com or something.
What's worse? More than 'angry' (which I rarely experience), it was more sad and disappointing, in seeing a longtime member come to such idiotic conclusion, even though, you'd think my rather long thready-verbose history here at DP should be plainly self-evident to anyone who bothered to check, that, that is wholly counter to his assertions.
I posted those 'Khazari DNA origins'-posts with the intent of making the point that genetically, we're all the same human family, and ironically the target of those whom they accuse of being "anti-semites" are Semites, themselves. And I cited a most recent peer-reviewed study published in Oxford Journals by an Israeli geneticist that proves to be as much. But most importantly, the Israeli geneticist also concludes by basically saying the same thing: focus on commonalities, not differences, etc.
That said, unfortunately, my reply was VERY long (as often is the case); which I frankly only expect interested parties to read anyway. But, also makes it doubly more obvious when someone only does cursory perusing, has not even read what they're supposedly attempting to 'rebut,' yet proceeds as if they had, by responding with their own a-priori presumptuous gloss on info they never read.
The nuances of what the data cited in those posts are not that simple to discern, so took time to expound upon it.
I don't mind the rebuttals, at all.
But, there's not much to rebut to when someone accuses you of being a "neonazi with Aryan sensibilities."
And, being me, well, while I'm cordial most of the times, but with clear a-holes who initiate schit, I kinda flip the 'safety' off .o)
That said, I initially appealed here, because it's one of those things: you can ignore someone, even though they deserve some tongue-lashing. But in the end, I 'get' that it really doesn't matter either way: they're just words, and no doubt it utterly is "a low priority"
They're just comments.
But, like anything else, what and how people talk at a party does influence the atmosphere.
And every time one defends oneself against petulance, it inevitably kinda makes me feel dirty for doing it, even though in your heart of hearts, you know that they 'deserve some appropriate, equal venom.'
That said, I've said all I have to, to that particular party.
And suppose, in the future should such asinine verbal eruptions burst again, I'll deal as it comes. But, like I said, I somehow feel like I'm painting the townsquare with a skunky stench, even when I fend off such nuisance, even though it 'needs' to be done, you know?
Well, here's to taking my own advice .o)
Thanks for the reply, Michael!
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