...... can turn into an avalanche in a heartbeat as it gathers momentum.
What began as an innocent "Devil's Advocate" question on The Straight Dope turned ugly very quickly last night.
Rather than write everything from my point of view, I prefer to link you to the debacle so that you may read for yourself what happened. This blog is about what's going on with me and I want it to reflect EVERYTHING in my life, "warts and all". Else, what's the point?
Here you go, and the shit hits the fan at post #12
What is so frightening about that whole episode is that I was so sure I was right that I would have defended my position with whatever it took.
What else is frightening is that this was an example of dementia, but it was seen as stupidity, and it saddens me that I apparently stepped on so many toes that my offer of letting another person evaluate the occurance (yes, she's a personal friend) was rejected, and it was suggested I ask for a suspension, so I agreed and suspended myself for an indefinite period of time.
The Straight Dope, just like alz.org has become a kind of lifeline for me, and I will miss it.
What's next? Me arguing that black is really white?
Scary shit, y'all.
My friend came by and we looked at what I had written, and I had indeed misunderstood the intent of the post, so I took myself off suspension and apologized and explained to my Doper friends what's going on with me, and many did not know.
All is now okay, but as I said earlier, I sure would have missed them.