Hey peeps. I posted here for a few weeks back when I was in high school. I left mainly because to be quite frank, I felt rather alienated by almost everybody here. I know you guys have that motto where if you want to be a nerdfighter you are one, but I just did not fit in, which really surprised me... cause, you know, I'm a nice guy and all.
I decided to give it another try though, especially since the latest issues on my mind were inspired by some things Hank Green did on twitter earlier tonight.
First was this twit (side note; birds tweet, people twit): http://twitter.com/hankgreen/status/6288844272
Which I had a few problems with:
Then this came: http://twitter.com/hankgreen/status/6289846735
Which was then retwitted by a freakin' million people. And it's wrong for a lot of reasons. Hank and all the people who retwitted his message are saying to those against gay marriage for one reason or another "I don't like you, I don't wanna talk to you, I don't wanna know you", which is not the right thing to say. Breaking down communication is NOT what intellectual discourse is all about. Later Hank said something like 'I don't tolerate intolerance', well, that's not what this is about.
Speaking of tolerance, I have a few problems with the use of the word itself: http://twitter.com/Funkracy/status/6290408870
I hope this makes sense to somebody out there. Even if it doesn't, maybe you can be tolerant of me. :-P