A couple of days ago, I posted on this blog about a confrontation I had via Twitter with outspoken Conservative blogger, Tom Swift. The confrontation started when I responded to tweets he made in Spanish, addressing the likely state government shutdown. The rhetoric escalated to an unacceptable level, and admittedly, I posted a couple of threatening remarks toward Mr. Swift.
The reason for this apology is not because of some fear of reprisal, either physically or legally, or because I felt Tom Swift was winning some sort of "war of words" with me through Twitter. The fact is, I feel this type of rhetoric is unproductive in attempting to solve our state's and our nation's very complex problems. For me to "jump on" someone else that is engaging in this rhetoric is extremely hypocritical on my part.
The truth is, I started this verbal battle with Tom Swift, because of posts he made about other people. But these people are all adults, and should be able to handle their own battles, in what ever manner they choose. Furthermore, I have no clue what started those particular battles.
I don't expect Liberals and Conservatives to sit around a campfire and sing Kumbaya, but we all better start finding some common ground, before this shit really gets out of hand. In the future, I hope to be more about solutions, and less about adding to the problem.
So, to Tom Swift, the readers of this blog, the listeners to our show, and those who follow me on Twitter, I offer a heartfelt apology. We may never agree on everything (or anything), but hopefully in the future, the disagreement can be a civil one.