Ok, ok. It was probably at least partly my fault for sending UC to the penalty box, I'm the one who got slashed.
the thing is, see, I really LIKED gonzo/uc. I thought his manner was abrupt and harsh, but he really told it like it was to some people who really needed to be told how it was. VK and I really enjoyed reading his posts.
but out of nowhere he turned on me...I never really engaged him in any way, just sat back and enjoyed his brashness. but it sucks to have that vitriol turned on you.
He insulted my beleifs, my patriotism, my fathers patriotism, and my father, who only recently passed away (august.) Needless to say it really did sting. Alot. and the fact that it was completely unprovoked added to the sting.
There was no need to be that way. I am a left leaning yellow dog democrat. I do not support the war. but I am not above caring about the veterans of previous ones, and this one. its a matter near and dear to my heart. I dont see how he took offense to that, or why it spurred this stream of hateful venom.
Now I cant say that I enjoy his attacks on others when whining about his attacks on me, but this was above and beyond his usually cutting remarks. but maybe I am hypersensitive due to the recent loss. Or maybe i am just susceptble to hurtful barbs like everyone else is...
And as far as intellectual arrogance...well, I think that was a little beyond that. the Intellectually arrogant would have just sniffed and not bothered to respond, or done so in a flippant way. that was a head on attack.
and its not fair, if I say one thing out of anger, or perhaps a bit controversial, like questioning a long time "expert" on this board, its only minutes before you are all coming up my driveway with torches and pitchforks.
But whatever. if you all want him back, I guess I can grow some thicker skin....I'll wear a helmet when posting from now on. I miss his posting too, as long as I am not the target of that kind of hatred.