Sunday, May 15, 2005

Have I become too scary?

I received an anonymous e-mail today. It said, with no further explanation:

"You and your kind scare me."

This prompted some self-reflection. Have I in fact become too scary for my readers? I hope not. Believe it or not, I am a gentle person, despite my hatred of the State. I love kids, dogs, and even kittens...

6 Comments:

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Fawkes said...

Those who fear "our kind" are the very same who expect their government babysitters to protect them from all manner of evil--up to and including incompetent government babysitters. "Our kind" scare them because we aren't afraid of every "threat", real or perceived, that lurks around every corner of THEIR addled minds. If they ever cease to find us "scary", we are doing something horribly wrong.

 
At 1:49 AM, Blogger saltypig said...

sorry. i sent that email. was talking about people who love andrew lloyd webber musicals. not you? apologies. please ignore.

but what about... have you ever used "les miz" in a sentence?

 
At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Waumpuscat said...

The last half century or so has been marked by the emergence of a new caste, the Esquires Of The Robe, sometimes called, by honest men, the Lumpen Intelliorate in print (The term is impossible to pronounce). Their Benefices are discovered in the Universities and Foundations. An Objective Truth is their bane, and these Intelliorates combat it with the incantations that constitute their attempts at discourse. Epithets and invective are invariably their texts. After a while, they convince each other of their worth. So why should they not cower when confronted with observable facts and civil logic. These Esquires Of The Robe are right to feel afraid.

 
At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Greg Carstairs said...

You ARE very scary Wally, and others like you!! Every time I see you I shake with fear!! LOL

 
At 5:29 PM, Anonymous SilverBee said...

You don't scare me, but I can understand why some people might be apprehensive. Not everyone is ready, willing or able to make the leap anarchists, even left ones, make. I do think calling those "others" denigrating names doesn't further anyone's cause. We're all where we are because of our life experiences and our lifetime of education. Combine this with our unique abilities to mold it into conclusions to live by, and we all come out a little different from one another.

More power to you for achieving your beliefs and opinions--and more power to those who are scared by you.

 
At 5:30 PM, Anonymous SilverBee said...

My answer was for Matthew, since Wally didn't call anybody names.

 

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