The Bootstrap Lie and the Politics of Privilege
Paul Thomas

Anyone who writes for the public, and especially for the public or who writes as a matter of profession, would be expected to have another set of eyes, an editor, review their material BEFORE it was presented. Publicly, or professionally.

You seemed to get really butt-hurt over my response. Well, your author’s bio at the tail-end of the article would have suggested that you would have not made the mistakes that you did. And would have picked-up the tone of my comment and recognized your way out (trusting Microsoft… …I’m guilty too).

But “as a very privileged and successful white man” of your stature, I suspect that you are not used to criticism…

OK, snowflake, I leave you to retreat (under tears and the cover of ad hominems and indirect ad hominems) to your “safe place.”

Kind regards,

Your Reading Public (a growing elderly, industrial janitor/”maintenance technician,” as speaking for myself, though not sure of the other three people who read you article... …and grow up? Really? Dude, I taught baby Jesus to ride a Stegosaurus, for His-sake!)

(Note: I tend to agree with many of the points that you highlighted in your article, but you really seemed to lose focus in your writing (as a reader I speak, not as someone who might buy into the bullshit you may sell in order to preserve social harmony), and that writing that you wrote sure did not do Pat Tillman much justice. Aside from chasing parked cars and venting on the internet, have you ever put any skin into the game? Like, for real?

Pat Tillman put his life on the line for a principle, for his belief. I don’t believe that he misplaced his belief, but that he misplaced his faith. And he died for it.

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