You know what?
I've missed Tory. She's not allowed to post anymore? Must have missed that memo . . .
Welcome back magoo. Post what you want. ... and reap the whirlwind...
fix'd that for you.
Yup, post whatever you want. Everybody! Write for HOURS about yourself and how tough things are in your life. Tell us EVERY detail. Hell, make 'em up so we all get whipped into a frenzy at how one-sided it all is. But don't be surprised if people roll their eyes, turn their backs, and get back to the more meaningful stuff.
Or do you guys want
to hear about the girl who was mean to me in high school and how I got back at her at the reunion, and the woman who cut me off at the gas station the other day and what I said (or didn't) to her...
It's all very high school-ish, and if TD really is a bunch of "mean kids" as they have been tagged by some, you'd think a 60-year-old would be able to just shrug it off and stay above the fray. But no, we're dealing with a 60-year-old who wanted to hang out with those supposed teens. WTF am I supposed to make of THAT?
It might be best if Tory returned to fighting Scientology rather than talking incessantly about herself and her battle against the Thunderdome. That would do far more to restore her "lost honor" than all the "I'm the most tortured person in the history of the world... Those mean people are in a wicked conspiracy against me, and it's LIES, ALL LIES. But don't pity ME. I'm HAPPY." posts, and the inevitable, "You sweet soul of goodness and light, don't let those bad people get to you!" posts that follow.
Frankly, although I am an empathetic person, I have begun to have increasing contempt for the inability to just leave it alone and go on with those she likes, trusts, and who believe her. These constant attempts to do "damage control" or whatever are just not helping anymore. Opinions have been formed, and now we have to work with what we have, go on from where we are.
Many, many are doing so. And if she were able to do so, and just ignore the occasional carping in TD about her, (where, yes, she has become a joke, and there's no undoing that) then we'd all be the better off for it, and the cult would be the worse for it. Stop giving jokesters ammo, and they'll run out of things to say. Easy as pie. There you go!
I apologize for my directness in this post. Usually I'm a bit more diplomatic. But this has worn thin.
We have reached a point at which no further posts from either side on the subject will advance mutual understanding. Let's not beat each other to death in the process of establishing right and wrong. We'll have to agree to disagree.
Can't stand Oprah these days, but this, I remember, from earlier days:
"DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT? OR DO YOU WANT PEACE?"
There are times when it's best to move forward, with cautious optimism, and this is one of them.