Josh, if you read this post and have the time, I would love to hear some of your insights on all of this.
I am posting this in feedback section because it has nothing to do with the topic of the Freegan Story
thread where this quoted post
bellow is, to which I am replying, and also this may be my farewell to "Animal Concerns," pending what kind of feed back I get from Josh.
Ante Bozanich wrote:
Ante, do you post anything original anymore? Or do you merely regurgitate the original thoughts of others?
Do you ever say anything which is not nasty and juvenile and which is not a vicious provocation and a fallacy? Oh, I forgot you must be a member of a peanut gallery!
By the way, I don't ever remember asking you to read what I write. What I write is not meant for amoebas or people like you. However, I am pleased that people like Animal-friendly read my posts and are "diggin'" them, as she/he puts it. Eat your heart out!
Edited to add:
I will respond to your question but you have to give me a little time. I am overwhelmed by too many things at the same time right now. It was a lot easier to repel a malicious, idiotic attack of two shallow sentences than it's going to be answering in depth your genuine question. I do have, however, much to say about it and a graph for an easier explanation.
Malicious? It is a serious question, Ante. It seems you are so full of hate anymore that all you do is lash out. I'm actually interested in finding out what is the root cause of the sudden change in your persona, but that isn't what I meant here. As far as that is concerned, all of your posts seems to be full of artwork and quotations from others. I would like to know what YOU think, not what someone else publishes.
Apparently, you only delight in name-calling at this point. I miss the old Ante. I've not called you malicious, idiotic, juvenile, or shallow, nor have I compared you to a single-celled, pseudopodic organism. But hey, you get on with your bad self of oceanic depths!
No, there was no name calling on my end, no more than you were calling me names. I've expressed what I think about your posts AFTER you have expressed what you think about mine. Likewise, I did not call you an amoeba. I said that I write neither for you OR the amoebas but for the people who are interested in what I write and for those who understand and can appreciate the nature and purpose of my posts and what they are meant to convey.
By the way, I don't think I've changed much or that what I think or post has changed very much in the last few years except that I've learned couple of technical skills which allows me to be more versatile with the presentations of my views through these posts.
Sorry that you and others don't like my posts. As I said, I am not forcing or expecting anyone to read what I write. If you think that all I do is "merely regurgitate the original thoughts of others" which is what you are indicating in your question, then feel free to skip them. I do not read your posts or the posts of many other members here unless they are directed at me and are posted in the thread with which I am involved. I simply find posts of many of the posters here waste of my time, boring, nothing new, unintelligible, incoherent and sometimes downright vicious deceptions and lies. Many of them are nothing but provocations consisting of nothing but numerous identical emoticons any great ape can post by clicking on the same key dozen of times.
As far as posting things that are not "original and my own," I can only say that this is laughable." It has been articulated by numerous prominent postmodern scholars that "originality" is a myth. That nothing new is possible any more; that rearrangement, simulation and appropriation of already existing concepts to arrive at a new meaning is a norm in communication and arts these days. I spend great deal of time in research and presentation of my posts here. I am not here to chit chat, entertain myself or to date but to express the views I hold, to educate and disseminate the information which I believe needs to be heard. If no one here appreciate what I post, I'll take it some other place where it will be appreciated and understood. However, I have notices that my recent threads have been viewed 24,202, 17,506, 14,312 times (respectively) and all this could not be only by the active posters here. As a matter of fact, for example, I've started my last thread "Animal Persons - Direct Action - Law&Order" after Donnie Mac Lead had started the thread "Jury picked for another animal rights trial." Donnie's thread was viewed, so far 1888 times and mine 4199 times. I like to know what some other people think about this and specially how Mr. Knauer feels about all of this. Is this just a biased, vicious opinion of some posters here or do most readers of this forum perhaps feel this way?
The fact that this forum is infested and has been infested by anti animal rights and anti animal welfare posters is nothing new and is obvious. By animal welfare I mean true animal welfare; not animal illfare -- the term originated and defined by Canadian PhD ethicist Dr. David Sztybel. Those who kill animals for profit, pleasure, palate or other self interests can hardly be considered to be concerned with animal welfare and therefore are NOT animal welfarists in any true sense of the word but should be called illfarists. There are many PETA, HSUA bashers and other extreme animal illfarists here such as trappers, cock fighters etc. So, I keep asking myself a question: "Ante, what are you doing on this forum." I have couple of justifications, but now to think about it, none are maybe good enough. However, I am not sure though who the majority of readers of this forum are?
So perhaps, it's time for me to move on, finally! I have no doubt that ARA, PETA, ALF etc. bashers - animal exploiters here, would be very pleased to hear this. I can already picture parade of sillycons
celebrating my departure. Let me post a few more posts of unfinished business here and I'll try to make you all happy. I said "try" my best, since I know I've said this before and I am still here. Au revoir!
Again, I do hope Josh can throw some light on this if possible. I'll make my final decision after I hear his honest opinion. How about it Josh?