Personal Experience Matters Not

Finally the weekend has arrived and I can take a much needed break…..but unlike most weekends I want to post something that has me a bit irritated……

Like I say in my “about” section of IST….I am an opinionated SOB.  I try to help people understand what is happening in the world….NO I am not by any means an expert but since I am an old fart there is a wealth of experience in my life from which I can draw…..

My day consist of lots of reading…..news sites and blogs…..and when I read something that I feel is misinformation or worse I try to tell the writer where I believe that they may be mistaken…

This has come to a halt….for some of the people do not want to hear that their thinking maybe flawed….these people lash out and refuse to understand what I am trying to impart to them.

These people have made up their minds about Muslims or Afro-Americans or the immigrants/refugees…..and anyone that imparts some wisdom on their thinking is wrong or naive or just plain stupid….these people refuse to accept that their thought process maybe erroneous and that the info that they reprint is not gospel….simply because it is what they want it to be……..not one of these people has anything to relate to other than “he said, she said”….and if you do not agree with them you are labeled…basically they are doing what they accuse others of doing…..

Each one of these people will predictably say that someone will call them a racist or something else….and then they use negative words to describe those they write about….words like swarm, pack, etc…….or they use an insult like “The Religion Of Peace” in a derogatory manner….all intended to do just what it does….insults the group that they feel somehow threatens their way of life…….

I have read posts that denigrate Muslims, the poor and entitlement users…..I have in the past set about explaining that I had not witnessed the things that they are accused of doing…..I worked in the Middle East and lived with a Muslim family…..I was treated with the utmost respect….I have also worked with the poor……I was employed by the local state Housing Authority and dealt with people that needed welfare daily…..in my time I have NOT witnessed any of the stuff that these people have been accused of doing or thinking…..but that matters not……

For these reasons are why that I try not to let too much of my personal experiences appear in blogs….for it matters not what I tell these people…..it will NEVER get through to them that they are way off base in their accusations.  I will however, share my experiences with anyone that truly wants to know and to learn from what I have experienced.

The insults are nothing new….I have been called all sorts of names in the past…..mostly by people that have no idea what I am like……the same people that insult the crap out of someone they have never met or probably never had a conversation with……

Sorry to be a bummer……this is just something I had to get off my chest….

Now let’s go out and enjoy the weekend….shall we?