Hello OS Peeps,
You may have noticed that Cap'n Parrotdead is back. I tried to be Major Mojo for a while but I've come to realize that the rank of major gets me into my own personal level of incompetence. I was born to be Cap'n PD. That's all there is to it and I think we both know that, don't we?
I haven't been around here much in a while for a variety of reasons, some of which include general laziness, apathy and a severe writers block stemming from a general sense that this saving the world writing stuff is mostly just useless masturbation. Not that I'm opposed to masturbation, useless or otherwise, but that's a whole other subject.
Also, it's really difficult to find the time to write, what with a new business and all. Keeps me running, let me tell ya, and I don't have the energy I once did.
I do pop in here every once in a while, mostly when I hear about a good dustup. I can't resit the urge to rubberneck. It's a charcter flaw but I'm cursed with it.
One other reason I haven't posted here in a while is that I now get many of my narcissistic needs met on Facebook these days. Speaking of Facebook, I put the following note up today. I wonder how many of you feel the same way?FAIR WARNING TO MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS
I've struggled with the issue of putting up political and religious posts. I've been in my fair share of FB flame wars and have come to realize that they serve no constructive purpose of any kind. Honestly, my main motivation for posting such things is to try to leave the world slightly better than I found it. However, nothing anyone says here ever really changes anyone's opinion, so such posts mostly just cause hurt feeling and ruined relations. It's safe to say that I was not having the desired effect.
We all have our opinions and I will try to be respectful of yours with my comments though I realize that I have fallen very short of that goal many times in the past. I'll keep trying just the same. I'm not sayiing I won't ever again put up politcal or religious posts, especially when a religious organization does something dispicable, like working against human rights or abusing children, but I will try to keep it civilized.
That all said, here is the fair warning part: You are entitled to your opinion no matter what I think of it, but if you insist on posting blatant lies like the constant stream of disinformation coming from the right, I WILL CALL YOU OUT: LOUDLY, PUBLICLY AND HUMILIATINGLY.
LIES ARE NOT OPINIONS AND I WON'T LET THEM PASS BY ME WITHOUT EXPOSING THEM. I believe that the stream of disinformation needs to stop and is destroying the politcal climate in America.
Check snopes or google it, but do some kind fact checking before you participate (wittingly or otherwise) in spreading hateful lies. You have been warned. I WILL NOT LET LIES GO UNCHALLENGED AND I WILL CHALLENGE YOU PERSONALLY AS WELL, IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN SPREADING THEM. IT IS WRONG TO SPREAD LIES NO MATTER HOW APPEALING THE LIE IS TO YOU.