Its funy how established patterns keep repeating themselvs over and over ad nauseum, and how tragicaly amusing they are to me. Literaly. I get a kick out of it every time it hapens, just reafirming me in my belief that blunt honestly is mostly a lost art, in todays world. Vhich of corse is just a symptom of a much larger problem that has to do vith the state of humanity today as a vhole, but thats another topic thats not a matter of this thread. Most people simply can not stand seeing anyone vho thinks diferently then they do, and is not hesitant to speak it out. Oh sure... they tend to parrot-out those slogans of "tolerance" and "freedom of speech" and many other popular euphemizms that the "civilized world" today likes to proudly wear on its blood-stained shirt, and actualy thinks theyr fooling anyone (thats arguably the most amusing part to me)... But vhat hapens, when the dissender perzists, and stays strong in theyr beliefs, in spite of their increasingly desperate and even amusingly non-sensical atempts to "reform" them to conform vith the "popular" way of thinking? All those high, mighty ideals seem to gradualy, but surely... disapear. Like smoke. And in their place, comes a vhole lot of less-then-noble stuff. Futile atempts at psychological pressure, even more futile (not to mention pathetic) insults and mockery... all anathema to the afore-mentioned ideals of "tolerance" and "freedom of speech". In short, pure hypocrisy, only proving the dissender's point. Because people are afraid of anyone or anything, to break the cozy little status quo in terms of mindset, and actualy get them to think for themselvs, and chalenge the society's hold on them. Or even more importantly, to actualy love themselvs, as oposed to hating themselvs. Frankly, if it verent so funny (in a tragic kind of way), it wuld actualy be sad. I'm curious to hear about others' experiences of that kind of efect, vhether on the net, or in RL conversations, from either side of that fence.