There’s some commenting happening on Sunday’s post (though by how many actual people is an open question) to the tune of:
You can pretend this isn’t about bin Laden but it is quite strange that someone so finely attuned to “harassment” doesn’t have a Goddamn thing to say against her BFF who is threatening to “kick [someone’s] fucking ass”.
The “leaders” in this skeptical movement, the Rebecca’s and the DJs, would then do us all a favour if they counted to ten before firing off a blog post and picked up the phone to talk to each other.
I have hardly ever seen people work differences out through email, because it is so hard to do in writing. Get two people in a room or let them speak on a phone and usually they work out that either it was a misunderstanding or how they can resolve their differences.
Why don’t you people just talk to each other and leave us out of it?! Why don’t you people tell us your reactions to everything so we can pick them apart?!
I know an unwinnable situation when I see one, and they don’t get to dictate my behavior in any way. Peer pressure doesn’t work on me, even from people I consider my peers. Coming from people already trying to tear me down, it just makes me laugh.
My FtB colleagues know my reaction to the events leading up to Greg’s letter. They know my reaction to the letter. They know what I think of many of the events leading up to Justin publishing Greg’s letter. Justin knows what I think of the letter. Greg knows what I think of all of this too.
What do you need to know? Not one of the parties actually involved is calling for my head over any of it. That’s it. That’s also very close to as much as I can say without either violating other people’s privacy or giving a very skewed picture of events.
Will I blog about any of this? Aside from this post, I’ll probably blog about some of the tangential issues. They’re already topics I talk about, and there were some truth claims made about how the world works that may be worth examining. One of them even relates to a (non-troll-related) panel I’m on at SkepchickCon.
So, yes, you’ll probably hear me talking about related issues. You won’t, however, giving my opinion about the letter or the response to it–incidentally, just like I didn’t weigh in on the rightness or wrongness of Abbie’s threat against Greta. Deal.