What is that saying? – “Opinions are like a__holes – everyone has one.”
Ask me anything – I will give you my opinion. That doesn’t make me right – and it doesn’t make you wrong. In the world of politics there is constant squabble between parties, lobbyists, non-profits, for-profits, associations, groups, clubs, etc. Everyone has their opinion on how to move an agenda forward that best benefits them from THEIR perspective.
Preppers are no different. On YouTube it is not uncommon for a person which produces a video relaying a preparedness-related message of a non-benign origin only to be met with negativity. There are those on YouTube that have nothing better to do than to SPAM channels as well as provide “crap” – just for fun. These people that purposely over-criticizes preparedness-channels are commonly known as “trolls”.
I have seen the same thing happen at different preparedness blogs – including this one. The writer gives and opinion that they feel it is a good idea to store what you eat and eat what you store – and inevitably you get emails and comment stating that if you are a “true survivalist” then you will store wheat. It’s not that opinions are not welcome and not valuable – it the way they are presented.
Another example – if a blogger writes that they believe that the AR-15 is the best weapons platform for a survival group – an opposite opinion will most surely arrive. Great – let’s learn from each other! Here’s the problem – the blogger will get an email/comment left by someone saying “I can’t believe you really think that. The AR platform? Are you serious? The AK is a proven design and is without a doubt the ideal platform. If you think any different your an idiot.”.
I am not kidding……I get messages like this.
So – why am I talking about this. Well, I feel like it. It’s good to vent once in a while. I also hope to state my position on these matters.
I like for someone to state a different opinion than I. Sometimes I see wisdom in theirs – and sometimes I don’t. Can I change my mind – certainly. The bottom line is I do not for a single minute believe that I know all and am right all the time. I will accept others opinions as long as they are communicated with respect.
Well……that is about it. In no way, shape, or form am I saying that I do not welcome others opinions here – just the opposite.
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