Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Like my world, I'm on fire
Mother Love Bone was and still is one of my favorites to listen to. Great for mucking out the barn with.
My music is rather eclectic.
Prong, another band I have been in love with a long time. Talk about old school metal.
My music taste ranges all over, from Irish Folk, to 80's punk, from Russian death metal, to Southern Rock. And why yes, there is indeed some 60's love and a tad of rap and bluegrass.
My life, as my music, is rather all inclusive. I read blogs from all over the world. People like me and people that aren't. If I read something interesting, I keep reading. My blog list is rather odd if you actually sat down and dug through it. I have hippies, and green mothers, I have patriots and revolutionists, I have moms and dads, brothers and sisters. It keeps pace with how I see the world.
But some people will only see that I have Prong on my play list, they will not see Mother Love Bone. I will be labeled quickly as a skin head, a hate monger. All without digging into what I really am. You need to look at the whole picture, not just a sentence or two.
And I am seeing this happening all over with rapturous appetite on quite a few blogs I read. Posted by our dear friend anonymous. The blog world is looking hateful these days, and it saddens me.
I am a naive little girl. I get that. But the peace and sanity that some of my friends have enjoyed for years, writing about their daily loves are suddenly being attacked because they have an opinion about something. I must say that I don't clearly understand the motives of some people to search the web, to only leave nasty remarks on a family blog. I know that people can be emotional over certain things, and I myself have been guilty of getting hot under the collar. However I have never once gone out of my way just to find someone with a different opinion than myself so that I can threaten their families. This is beyond me.
If I don't agree with something, I might say something. I try to keep it respectful. And usually it isn't said until after I had been reading the blog for a bit. If I am new to it, I just move on for the moment. It isn't that hard to do. And I never leave it anonymously. I am not a coward. If you truly believe in what you are saying, then say it proudly. If not, move on, let them be. There is no need for name calling and threats, it makes you look like the bad guy and never persuades anyone to your side.
And when calling someone a racist and hatemonger, be sure not to litter your vocabulary with overly vulgar somewhat homophobic graphics.