Madcity Expat wrote:
I gotta side with Wagstaff on this one. Sorry Remember but I fail to see how "passion and dedication" are - by themselves - respectable qualities (your argument, yes?). I understand that you are regarding these as character traits, but (and I think Wagstaff is correct to point this out) they can be terribly misdirected, which has the potential to invert them into bad character traits.
I think a sense of humor is also a good character trait.
Unfortunately, sometimes people use their good sense of humor to spew racist jokes or other hate.
I think the traits themselves are admirable. The people who abuse them... not so much.
You guys keep getting caught up on the messengers and not the traits themselves.
I also can't compare Carol to a guy who jumps on a plane, travels half the country, and then luckily gets caught before going on to murder abortion doctors.
I've read countless Carol rants. And that's all they've been... rants. I think her passion and dedication is admirable. She attends actual forums in PERSON, writes her own in-depth website, tries to present evidence, wrong and inaccurate as it may be, and is a diehard web participant.
I think comparing her to would-be murderers, the KKK, WBC, etc, is a tad much.
Snoqueen pointed out the medical communities 180s in the past, which I certainly agree with, and I for one don't mind someone out there challenging the medical community on their claims. Even if I believe the medical community's claims.
I don't think Carol has changed any of our minds on these issues she's so passionate and dedicated to... has she? I like that there's someone out there challenging the status quo. Even if I don't agree with their message. I don't think she's anywhere an extremist like the comparisons being made against her.
A few years ago the medical community said eating eggs would destroy your cholesterol levels and put you in an early grave. Now they're saying eat eggs as part of a healthy breakfast. Oh yeah, and watch your salt and fat intake... that will kill you too. Oh, but wait, we've changed our minds on that too
I think it's pretty telling that people are citing everyone from attempted murderers to the KKK when discussing Carol and her passion and dedication.
You guys keep painting her as a monster and fearing her.
I'll continue to read her posts here or elsewhere and decide for myself what I think is right and wrong.