OK. Do you think I have? I accept honest feedback - from anybody. Always have.bradman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:24 pm wrote: Ike has never twisted my words.
If you're speaking about somebody else, I don't control other people. We can get to the blind spot issue, if you want. How much control do you want me to exert over someone else's behavior, I am not a moderator.
As for what bothers me and what doesn't bother me, well, now we get into matters of psychology. I think. But yes, I will only complain about stuff that bothers me. As others will complain about the stuff that bothers them.
I think honesty doesn't have to be brutal. I try and be honest without being brutal. Brutally putting things is not the only way to communicate them. I know I am not the only person on the planet with a mother who is or has died from cancer. I don't mind being told that, but normal people, all the other normal people on the board, showed some empathy. I think I got a very odd abnormal response sans empathy from him. Do you disagree?And right or wrong, i like his brutal honesty.
Is this "brutal honesty"? We have one (openly identified) gay male on this board, I know he's dealing with MH issues, hasn't posted lately, do you think he would enjoy reading this?
It might be Ike's honest view, it could be said a bit less brutally and with more tact, and don't you think it might upset some gay men here? If any are still reading him, that is. Yes?Ike wrote: Sucking one cock after another in the balcony of the Adonis is neurotic in spades
It's weird, people accuse me of being condescending, but I have never felt most people are stupid. My pedagogical experience is that most are not. I don't enjoy seeing people being put down, never have.
I don't disrespect people without academic degrees. I like Randi Rhodes although I believe she didn't even finish high school before going into the military. I think she has 'natural smarts'. I believe she is very good at dissecting a news story and laying out the importance of certain things in it, although yes she is not a journalist and never went to college. I don't believe only people with PhDs have smart stuff to say. Never have.
I don't think you need a university education to understand why evaluating the credibility and reliability of sources is important. If I tell people why they should do it, I don't think I am disrespecting them, I also am telling them this is for their own benefit. It's something you should do even when not on a MB.
There are places where I could talk only to other academics. Plenty of them. That is not why I am here. They are not the only people I am interested in talking to, or even listening to.
On one final point, the interesting thing is for me, the Holocaust is not just an academic subject. I lost family members, a great grandmother and others. I know they died in Auschwitz. The horrors of it for me are not something I just learned in a class. They are part of my personal reality. I saw what happened to my father in Yad Vashem. He broke down sobbing, crying, I've never seen him like that, over his grandmother not even having a grave.