I have had an interesting and somewhat disappointing experience. I want to hear what you have to say about it.
By now you know my position on the Zimmerman/Martin case. It can be summarized thus:
I don’t know if the shooting was justified, but when an armed man initiates contact and then kills an unarmed man, he bears a heavy burden of justification. Maybe Zimmerman will be able to meet that burden, but based on the police station video, it is hard to see how.
I took that argument over to a web site used by black people who range from liberal to openly Marxist. They, of course, disagreed with me and some were angry with me. They were mad that I wouldn’t accept that Zimmerman was a manifest killer who shot an innocent kid dead on the street. They wanted to debate me. Naturally I was called racist. They were disgusted with me, but it was fairly civil.
Then I took the same argument over to one of the big conservative sites. I am not going to name it here, but you have all heard of it. I made the same argument. I actually cut and pasted a lot of it. I was savaged.
They were vicious. The personal attacks were instantaneous. They shredded me like a pitbull shreds a yorkie. They didn’t want to debate at all. They were disgusted that I wouldn’t accept that Zimmerman wasn’t just innocent, he was a hero to be admired. They treated me like I made Michael Moore look conservative. It was relentless, it was not fact based, it was ugly. It was disappointing.
The liberals were better behaved.
We never act like that on the Revo. I am glad. Still, it was an interesting and eye opening experience.