Jason Isbell With Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge: "White Man's World"

wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam1/28/2019 12:08:21 am PST

re: #29 ckkatz

From my read, things outside lgf were really bothering him. Remember that he has had a very hard life.

The official reason was that he and another lgf poster got into a heated disagreement over whether the Covington students should be treated as adults or as children. He then left.

I find the whole situation saddening as I enjoy, appreciate, and learn a lot from the postings of both parties. I, for one, do hope that he recovers and returns.

What sparked that exchange with me and others was my questioning the ethics of doxxing those high school kids on social media. Anymouse’s position was racism must be condemned, the kids were in a public space and aware of being recorded, and doxxing them was therefore appropriate. I argued that they are minors and doxxing them was not appropriate, no matter what bullshit they were pulling. We went round and round for a while, with him basically characterizing anyone who would not dox them as racists, or at least condoning racist behavior. We took offense. He left.

Later, he was spotted relating the entire exchange from his POV on Wonkette, and mischaracterizing what we had said.

Whether his non-LGF life was hard at the time, I can’t say. I had just spent the day dealing with a racism issue on my own staff, and I was really in no mood to hear someone tell me I was being a racist because I wouldn’t want those kids doxxed.

Yeah, I’m still pissed about it. I’m sorry he flounced, because he does have valuable insights and contributions to make here. His “my way or I take to the highway” thing gets old, though.