Melvin Udall has a few solemn words to share as AMG appears ready to meet its Maker.
This post by Melvin is a very UNIQUE and special post. He says so.
AMG: a UNIQUE and special place
From time to time, we all get frustrated by what goes on on AMG.
Last night, I spent some time on the BDN web site, looking at two articles and the comments that flowed from them.
In so many words, the vast majority of comments are ad hominem, uninformed, vicious, embarrassing, and completely lacking in any sense of public discourse.
How long does it take for a newspaper to realize that their own readership, at least as reflected in these comment pages, live in a cesspool? And when do they come to realize that they ‘feed’ the cesspool with their editorial policies?
Want to ‘restore your faith in the people?’ I suggest AMG, not the BDN.
AMG is a pure miracle by comparison, and I’m not sure how Scott Fish did it, exactly, other than creating the right culture right from the start. I’m not sure you could make a fresh start these days and accomplish the same thing.
AMG has a culture worth protecting, and I hope that collectively the ‘community’ can find a way to keep it alive and growing, and retain the unbelievably sane and civil atmosphere it projects.
Yes, Melvin really did write that he likes AMG better than other websites because those other websites are described as follows: “In so many words, the vast majority of comments are ad hominem, uninformed, vicious, embarrassing, and completely lacking in any sense of public discourse.”
Insert joke here.
AMG, Melvin says, is a “pure miracle” by comparison, with a “culture worth protecting” and an “unbelievably sane and civil atmosphere.”
The “unbelievable sane” website’s front page includes conversations about the upcoming food riots:
“Portland’s worship of the god of ‘diversity’ also makes it prone to be a powderkeg under the right circumstances.”
…. A post entitled “Charlie Crist, Obama’s cabana boy, will run to be Florida’s governor” that includes a link to a picture of Obama hugging another man with the analysis:
Photo of two males is some sort of physical embrace of sorts…..hands clasped. That posturing is something I have never seen between two homo sapiens. Is that new or something. I have seen sports figures do some sort of hip bump, hand clasp, elbow touch and forehead bump. I get that form of expression. But the photo….Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Bury your chin in the shoulder of the other, touching ears, spread hand over the back. Intimacy implied says I.
The above might be hilarious if it were a spoof on the usual AMG paranoia of all things homosexual, but given the commentor’s previous posts, I am pretty sure he is actually concerned about two men hugging.
I have a good book titled “One Second After”. It details what Homeland Security expects would occur after an EMP over West Virginia or so. What we would see is a blink like a photo flash. Then all electronic devices would be out of service. Your old Ford tractor or Piper Cub would run as long as your stored gas holds out. Then you are on your own. Cities would begin cannibalism as happened in Germany after WWII. It is scholarly work.
Anyone who thinks this is not possible is living in a dream world.
I can indeed. I was in Santo Domingo when there were 2,500 dead in the streets and the temperature was 104 degrees. Americans are living in a dream world. The world knows it. Americans will come to know it.
That is all just off the front page of today’s edition.