Hey people –
You all are scurrying like cannibalistic insects to take sides in this manufactured “dust-up” about Linda Seccaspina and tr_ig. Half are calling for tr_ig’s head and the other half are patting him on the back.
I’m not going to do either, because frankly I don’t give a fuck one way or the other. tr_ig is who he is, and he did something that apparently isn’t considered appropriate on Open Salon – he said what was on his mind, which apparently is a big fat fucking no-no.
Or is it? What the hell happened to the “Open” part of “Open Salon”? Sorry, but if you people can’t take criticism, constructive or otherwise, then you’d best take your DSL modem (or your cable modem or whatever you’re using to connect to the horrible wild west of the internet) out in the backyard and burn the fucker.
I’ve seen people call the president of the U.S. a terrorist and worse here. Hell, I can call him a dumbass if I want to. So what the hell makes the rest of you so special that you can’t be referred to negatively? When I was a kid and the other kids teased me and called me names, my mother told me I’d better get used to it. Not because it was true but because, in her own words, “not everyone is going to like you and you can worry and fret about it if you want to but that won’t change a thing.”
Linda posts blogs here, she reads and rates and comments on other people’s blogs. Maybe at an alarming rate, who the hell knows. Apparently she has time on her hands and I could care less. So it is ok for some people to say how adorable and cuddly Linda is, what a fabulous writer and friend she is.
But God help you if you have a different opinion.
For those of you who are still operating under the delusion that this place is a “writer’s site”, let me attempt once more to educate you – it isn’t and given the current spate of bullshit artists on here it won’t ever be.
There are those here who are talented and should probably * be * getting paid for writing, to be sure – but they are in the very small minority. Most of what passes for “writing” here is either bullshit that my fourth grade English teacher would have put a blazing red “F” on or it is simply regurgitated crap from the AP wire (which, btw, I’ve usually read already).
There are so many things I could say about playing the "victim" card, and you all know how much that gets used around this place. It's as bad as using the "race" card or the "gay" card - I know I am fucking sick of seeing it continuously, so just stop. You're not a "victim" because someone doesn't like you or something you wrote - grow the fuck up.
So, if you’re piling on tr_ig because he said something unkind about someone else, you may as well get used to it. Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one and if you can’t accept the fact that not everyone thinks you are the reincarnation of Thoreau then you probably should not be on the internet.
* (I missed a word. tr ig insisted I correct the oversight - the bastard)
**ADDENDUM: Best damn comment I've read all day: