There's this guy (icanplainlysee) I've run into on a couple of blogs. We don't agree about anything, and he's pretty vocal about his beliefs, but able to have a reletively civil discussion. We've traded some gentlepersonaly fisticuffs about all sorts of things, but say "Hey" when we see each other and generally try to be polite.
We were arguing about birthcontrol over at Frecklescassie's blog and some kid breaks in with this:
Aw, isn’t it sweet that Teresa and ican’tseeshit gather here for their tea party. How precious! Do you also get your opinions off each other’s zippers? Glad to hear you support the right wing gas bags. NCMEC just kicked O’Really to the curb! HAHAHA! Face it, the sheeple are fed up with your ilk and your phony moral step ladders. The fact that you won’t answer a few simple questions, while demanding answers from someone else, proves the level of paranoid hypocracy your pied pipers have marched you to. Perhaps it’s their zipper you get your talking points from. Hurry! Better run! Chase down the falafel and oxycontin carts for your superior officers! They must be running low on something! Don’t like what I’ve said? Tough! Suck it up punk! Go find something else that’s none of your damned business and spin it into some imaginary threat against your slave-based EMPIRE.
Have we really gotten to the point where people who are nominally polite to each other are mistaken for being in agreement just because they are civil?
That's sad. But also a little funny.
[Update: I think, after all this time, I actually might have found a "liberal" who is part of the much-vaunted "hate America first crowd". I thought they were a conservative invention, but it turns out, unlike the unicorn, they are not the product of entierly depraved minds. I would prefer to find out that unicorns are real...at least they purify water.]