I was shocked when I logged onto my friend Enola Gay's blog last night. She was the subject of some vicious attacks by a bunch of whining self-proclaimed liberals who have dedicated an entire forum to tearing her down.
Needless to say I'm horrified that these people whose favorite buzzword is tolerance would attack a family they don't even know on the flimsy basis of such things as her daughter Maid Elizabeth's spelling errors. The more I thought about it, the madder I got. Here these people are viciously assassinating the character of a non-public figure for no other reason than they CAN. What sad excuses for humans they are.
Maid Elizabeth, by the way, is a young woman of superior moral character and advanced EMT training who literally saved the life of a local man who had been hit by a car while crossing an intersection. The ambulance took half an hour to arrive. At the time, Maid Elizabeth was working in our local grocery store. The moment she heard about the accident, she dashed to her car, grabbed her medical kit (which she always keeps with her because she's prepared), and stabilized the man's bleeding and wounds until the ambulance arrived. But she can't spell as well as you can? Big whoop. Guess which skill I prefer?
As far as I can see, these attacks took place on a forum which has no other purpose than to let people complain. Specifically it’s a place for liberals to attack conservatives. They can do so with a viciousness and nastiness possible only when hiding behind the veil of anonymity.
The childish snarks against Maid Elizabeth’s less-than-perfect spelling – and by extension, the inferior academic credentials of all “homeskoolers” – is comical in the face of the semi-literate texting monkeys emerging from public schools. But of course it’s easier to snark about the sawdust in one family’s eye than to see the plank in their own.
"Oh for goodness' sakes," sneers a reader. "You put yourself out on the web advertising your lifestyle and you think you're supposed to be immune from criticism?"
Sorry folks, this isn't criticism. This is an attack. Big difference.
Yet I was heartened by the warm and comforting comments left on Enola's post. "Ignore all those tiny, small people who have so little self-worth or self-esteem that they have to attack others in order to justify themselves," advised one reader. "Deep down they probably are just jealous."
Very true. Soon, when I have a bit of free time, I'll go visit Enola. We will sit in her shabby-chic parlor and drink tea from recycled chipped cups and she will serve a home-baked treat and we will smile at the antics of her extraordinary children...and we'll know who has their priorities in the right place.
Keep your chin up, Enola. Those turds will never have the honor of drinking tea with you -- or knowing you as well as we we do.
UPDATE: Enola Gay has since removed the post from her forum so as not to give any more free press to the Forum of Hate.