Friday, June 18, 2010

Facebook Message Sent to me because of my 24 hours column

This was sent to me on Facebook, this person disagrees with me, but seems to be rather angry that I dare have to different viewpoint than he does.

He sent me messages in the past because of 24 Hours column., I responded politely and he only got angrier.  We agreed not to talk to each other any longer, but then he messaged me again today about my latest column.   Here is what he had to say:

Pete Hawkes June 18 at 4:20pm Report
You published in your guest spot in the 24hrs. paper that there is a scheduled referendum on the HST in September 2011.....BULLSHIT,not even nice try!
If you are going to keep publishing lies in your effort to deceive the people to stop signing the petition, then I will never go away, I can do this standing on my head. I will also publish my discovery of your pathetic propaganda on all the anti-HST sites. I know I said I wouldn't contact you again but you just keep provoking me. I can create as many email accounts as necessary so just keep blocking me, I'll just create another and another, you ridiculous shylock!
I disagree with a lot of people on a lot of things, but I can also accept that my view is not the only one out there. What bothers me is that there are so many people out there that can not respect opinions they disagree with, that they have to bully people and use ad-hominem attacks.   It is not beneficial to our civil society to have this going on.

He asked that we no longer communicate, I agreed.  Now he wants to communicate again, whatever.   I would debate him if there was anything to debate.

His point of contention seems to be that I stated the date of the referendum would be September 24th 2011 - all I was doing was using the date from the Elections BC website.  I think it obvious to everyone that the petition has been successful and will most likely lead to a referendum, yes, it might not, but that would politically suicidal.   If he knew anything about me he would know I am not signing the petition but at the same I am not telling anyone else not to sign it.

I am trying to figure out what he is trying to say with the shylock comment.   Does he think I am moneylender, a jew, or an actor in a Shakespearean play?
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