A recent post on women had what I can only describe as my first real bout of hate mail since beginning this blog over a year ago.
***This is a sedate example***
Your post on women was disgusting. You should hang your head in shame. Axel D
To say I was stunned was an understatement.
Yes - I can come off as an asshole - Yes I can come across as an angry person - and - Yes I can come across as sad.
Because it is all true.
I am also intelligent................. cultured.................. loyal...................... passionate ................. complex............. accepting................. and most important of all............... honest.
I embrace diversity. My blog roll is testament to that.
If you have been a long term follower of my blog, you would see that I am *rarely* divisive............ even when it comes to such issues as the Middle East and Israel.
Indeed - I mostly play devils advocate - presenting both sides, or - as is most often required - multiple points of view.
My recent post on women was DELIVERED with anger. And I believe it to be entirely appropriate. Why? Because of everything that I have said up to this point in this post.
Indeed - I do not mind admitting I felt a little let down by my regular followers.
You should have all been able to do what I do when I read similar blog posts written elsewhere on the Interweb - looked at it from the point of view of the WRITER.
This didn't happen. And I feel let down.
Does this mean that suddenly I will stop patronising those blogs of ppl I felt let down by? Of course not - these things happen - and if it was all sweetness and light I would be quite disappointed because that is not why I peruse those blogs.
I go there because they ARE interesting and cover a range of topics and I **love** that at times I find some of them quite confronting and I find myself taken aback.
That will happen here and if you do not agree with me I completely support that. In fact - I like it when ppl disagree with me because it get's me challenging my own preconceptions.
This is my blog - and I assume you all come here because I be myself and put myself forward.
Sometimes I might piss you off - but if I do - please ask yourself WHY you are pissed off before sending me hate mail.
That way - you may send me "You challenged and angered me and here is why?" mail.
My continued best wishes for you all.
Thank you for your time.