While I enjoy The Thom Hartmann radio program... I am appalled by the members of this site.
Everything that I think is good about the program... I think 180 degrees of (many) the listenership.
I have never seen a wider gap between the messenger and his listeners (outside of religion).
I have had a hard time figuring this one out.
The SHOW = Honesty, integrity, knowledge. The listeners = liars, deceitful, willful ignorance.
So, am I wrong about my feelings about the show and it's host? I don't think so. I have really thought this out. I listen carefully. I do not agree 100% with Mr. Hartmann, but when I do disagree... I don't get the feeling that the disagreement is because the host is trying to deceive me. I feel that it is born out of a different philosophy and a different set of life circumstances.
The listenership... not so much.
When I think of the listenership... this is what comes to mind: Purposeful misdirection. Slander. Lying through omission. "Apples and oranges" types of comparisons. Flat out liars. Self imposed myopia. Lack of critical thought. Full and complete lack of empathy. Cowardice.
That about sums it up.
I am disgusted by the actions/words of a few members. DRC, Phaedrus76, Dr.Econ... are the number one cantankerous con artists that come into mind. There are others. But, they fail in comparison with these "Three Stooges of Dirge".
One cannot count how many times they have tried to "race bait", frustrate, and blatantly LIE on this site.
It's such a disgrace. Their musings are truly like putting perfume on a pig.
They are not "liberal". They are not "progressive". They are not to be associated with any semblance of dignity. They routinely immerse themselves with the language of the mental cretin.
My opinion about the type of treacherous con artists like the ones I mentioned earlier, is that they are the PAID trolls that they often accuse others of being.
NO ONE can be so shameful and disgusting on their own without some sort of monetary incentive.
If I am wrong about my monetary incentive theory of the disgusting members of this site... then the ones that purposefully engage in shameful, trickster behavior are doing so out of an overt indulgence of debauchery.
The best comparison that comes to mind is that the members of this site is that they are the "LAGO" to the the host, "OTHELLO".
There is a Shakespeare quote comes to mind, and that is... "One may smile a smile and yet, be a villain." Meaning, many of you claim to be thoughtful, insightful, and decent individuals... but nay, you are not!
To the ones that engage in this disgusting behavior... you are doing NO favors to your host.
The APPLE has fallen miles away from the TREE.