Oh, the joy of social networking!
This week, I was involved in a brief political exchange on, of all places, Facebook.
I was proceeding to rant (very briefly) about how Fox News is nothing more than a partisan organization, and how it lacks journalistic integrity.
One of the local RWNJs (a Palin-Boortz-Levin fan) called me 'arrogant', 'demeaning', and a 'nasty man'.
To be fair and balanced (HA!), this person is a Facebook-friend-of-a-friend... an acquaintance of someone I know personally and who is one of my Facebook friends (we attended college together though, thankfully, not the same Political Science classes)... and this person came to my page, uninvited, merely to attack my political views and impugn my name.
Now, at times I can be viewed as 'arrogant', though 'self-assured' is probably a better word. Granted, I guess you could call me 'demeaning'... but I consider that to be rather subjective, as I might appear that way to someone who is using childish playground-style behavior in what should be an adult conversation. When it comes to 'nasty'... that's really difficult to answer, so I'll let that one slide.
While I don't dispute such descriptions (in proper context, of course)... I prefer a different term.
- well educated
- respectfully opinionated
- open-minded, and
- a free-thinker.
If that makes me an elitist, so be it. I wear the name with pride.
I am a proud elitist!