Anyone who has met me on this forum has surely noticed my difficulties in finding my place among your illustrious community. I am not mystified by the behavior and views of the U.S. conservatives and libertarians. As much as I find their beliefs distasteful, I have always been one to seek common ground and affirm our friendship and shared history as fellow citizens. Early on I had some run-ins with conservatives mostly because I was not accustomed to communicating with civilized examples of opposing viewpoints. Most of the right-wing blogs that I used to follow have converted to extreme fetish sites for Trump. Most of the commenters on my favorite liberal blogs are little more than childish trolls. Okay, so I learned something and I grew into a more tolerant blogger.
I have met some enigmatic personalities on the WB, to say the least. I actually have less difficulty with the hardcore American conservatives. Is it okay with you, SEF, if I simply refer to my countrymen as Americans? Just for the sake of simplicity. The first two people I met were Jenifer Frost and John G. John G. is a problematic friend to be sure. I can’t even imagine what could motivate a person from another country to hate the Clintons? I thought that the thirty year war against the Clintons was mostly absorbed by the media obsessed Americans. Hasn’t he heard of the good works of the Clinton foundation? Oh, that’s right, it’s just a slush fund. Maybe he just hates Americans like the beautiful man in the crashing waves at the crystal blue beach. Whatever your reasons, John, you have made me understand that your hatred of all things Clinton is irredeemable. You may have something else important to say. I will stay tuned.
Then I met the Priestess Jenifer Frost. Interesting to be sure. A disillusioned former supporter of Obama? That sounds like propaganda on the surface. I have never met a serious person on-line who ranted about being disappointed by Obama unless it was that he didn’t reign in the Pentagon or fight harder for liberal policies. What modern president has ever limited the activities of the Pentagon? But hold on! Jenifer made it clear that she supported Syrian president Assad, and get this, Vladimir Putin? WTF? Putin? I support Pussy Riot.
So I look for more moderate voices on the WB. Stone, aka SEF, seems like a very real person. He left Switzerland to live in Germany? Did I get that right? He likes to condemn anything and everything to do with American politics. Okay, fair enough. But on Opher’s recent thread he actually said that many of his acquaintances are so disillusioned with the U.S. that they are looking towards Putin as an ally. He actually proposed an EU allied with Russia to co-opt the vast resources of Russia as something of a counter force to the U.S.A. Well, thank the Goddess that at least he still supports the EU.
Doesn’t he know that Putin supported and nudged the 2016 general election in favor of Trump? Doesn’t everybody with a brain know that? Wouldn’t that automatically make Putin a toxic player on the world stage? Not on the WB!
Again, WTF? This blog becomes more and more surreal with each reading.
So logically, it begs the question(s). Why are there less than five democrats on this entire forum? Who the hell are these maniacs that support Putin? For the love of Christ, he is a totalitarian dictator who hijacked the newfound freedom of the former members of the CCCP. He served two terms as the president of Russia, put in his puppet while he served as prime minister, successfully increased the presidential term to six years… If he is re-elected in 2018 he will be the president of Russia until 2024. What the hell is going on? Haven’t you guys heard about political prisoners in Russia? Haven’t you heard of the assassinations that took place under Putin? Haven’t you heard about the condition of the prisons?
I don’t get it. I’m just an ordinary American liberal. I loved my president and I hate Trump to the core. I have maybe three friends on this forum. Are you guys infiltrated by Russian trolls? What other possible explanation could there be?