In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.
I think Adi wrote what everyone else was thinking: "Was Anton Chekhov referring to BBC?" [Thank you, Adi]
The mental imagery threw me into a frenzy to find just the right picture to include with my mental blog post. Sadly enough, the picture I liked best was a photo of a nest of caterpillars. I envisoned BBC's "campground" as being like a caterpillar nest...destroying everything that stands in their way. Although comical, it didn't scream "kiss my ass" loud enough, so I filed the last few days under being just another learning experience or just another unpleasant reminder of my MS Spaces days when flamers left their stamp on people's blogs by being lewd, crude and rude and then I let it go.
It stayed in that special place where we store things that aren't really worth addressing until I checked my email late yesterday. I have to admit I was pretty surprised to find the following cartoon sent to me by BBC with no personal commentary attached. I guess being obnoxious is reserved for the masses:
Okay, the poor, old, misguided codger obviously thinks the whole world needs to be packing heat. Yep, that's the way to settle a dispute...blow the head off your adversary and be done with it! No more dispute! Alas, the status quo is instantly restored!
Somewhere in all his divisive ramblings he posted this week, he got confused and made assumptions about me that are grossly inaccurate. He sees the world through narrow eyes that need everyone to think and act as he does or he sees them as being wrong...period...no room for discussion! I don't share his world view. I find that the world would be a pretty bland place if we all were cookie cutter images of each other. I feel people are entitled to their own opinions and lifestyles. If they're different than mine then they're just that...different, but not necessarily wrong. If BBC chooses to run around threatening/bullying people with violence at the drop of a hat in his corner of the world, then that's his choice. Maybe that type of behavior is acceptable and even welcomed where he lives, but where I live people take a different approach. I don't choose to own a gun for protection and/or sport because I have never felt the need to own one, but I do stand in support of anyone's right to bear arms. I find it pretty comical that he can't stand in support of my rights and choices. Do peaceful people threaten him and his way of life that much?
One final point I'd like to make and that's regarding the power of words. Sure, a bullet is swift and final, but words, spoken or written have a much mightier and far-reaching effect. The only thing a bullet can do is destroy whereas words have the power to penetrate in ways a bullet cannot. The old saying "the pen is mightier than the sword"...or gun in this case, is true in the world in which I live. That world still clings to the hope that someday brotherly love will prevail and peace, not violence will eventually fill the hearts of men. Until then, BBC if you're going to post any more comments/opinions on my blog, I'd like to remind you of a comment I wrote earlier:
If at all possible from now on unless you suffer from ADHD or some type of "social" Tourette's Syndrome will you stay on the topic when I post something?