About My Twitter List…
In case you missed it, I’ve already explained its purpose here, here, here, and here. If you thought I was going to launch into a full-fledged effort to defend myself from further unhinged accusations being made by wingnut conspiracy theorists and shit-stirrers, sorry to disappoint—it’s not going to happen.
I will say this though: The people on the far-right who participate in these pile-ons seem to have been well trained in offensive tactics. They stay in attack mode 24/7—even when they’re defending they’re attacking. They do it because it’s effective.
Why is it effective? It’s effective because once an opponent has gone into a defensive crouch and begun trying to reason and/or give extensive, repeated explanations in an attempt to defend him/herself, the position being fought from automatically becomes one of weakness. Everything will simply be refuted with specious ‘facts’ and attacked ad nauseam. Today it’s the #TwitterGulag, next week—tomorrow even—it’ll be some other manufactured outrage.
With that in mind, to those who continue to wave around my long publicly available Twitter block list as if they’ve discovered some secret smoking gun that provides incontrovertible proof of a vast, left-wing conspiracy orchestrated by evil genius Charles Johnson: Feel free to continue twisting in the wind, spewing for all you’re worth. I’ll begin worrying about what you say on the same day your opinions begin to have a significant impact on my day-to-day enjoyment of life. Today is not that day.
Now if you’ll excuse me, the sun has risen on yet another beautiful spring day here, so I’m going to put this asinine subject out of my mind, grab my camera, and go revel in the Garden State’s blossoming glory. It’ll be the perfect brain bleach. ;)