For those of you who keep track of such things, here is why I removed Katherine “Aberwyn” Kerr from my LJ friends list; I can’t trust her.
I learned that Aberwyn is a shallow minded bigot who hates Glenn Beck. Not just disagrees with him, but out right hates him because of what she’s heard about him and what she thinks he stands for.
Now I disagree with Beck on a number of things, but I’m not about to attribute all sorts of crimes to him because of that. I try to take people as they are, and to make my disagreements known in a mature fashion. I cannot call Aberwyn’s accusations mature behavior. On the contrary, I find them childish and ill becoming an adult human being. Kerr has shown me that she cannot be trusted to behave as an adult, so I will not have any dealings with her.
And goodbye to Jeff of Protein Wisdom as well, for Jeff has also shown that he is unwilling to behave like an adult, having puerile little tizzies over how Glenn Beck presented his case. Jeff G says he can’t accept the message because of how it was presented. I say that is infantile and I say the hell with it.
My beef with both of them, and with David Brin of Contrary Brin, is that they are loath to engage in adult discourse, and to listen to people who disagree with them. That is the impression they have left me with, and why I will not approach them for any reason or with any arguments in support of my views. They don’t want to hear them, so why go so far as to make an effort? If the opposition doesn’t want to listen, what good does it do to speak to them?
So that’s why I won’t be reading Katherine Kerr, David Brin, or Jeff Goldstein any longer, they don’t listen and they exhibit a troubling bigotry towards people who disagree with them. I have enough troubles without ruining my day trying to persuade people who consider me a pustulent mass.