As a general rule, I do not blog about WoW . I have met wonderful people (Jackbooted Right Wingers among them) and told some pretty damn cool stories with it. All in all, it is a very positive experience–even when the game itself is being wonky. I don’t even typically post when someone is being stupid in game. For the most part, what happens in WoW stays in Wow.
This is an exception.
Last night, a brief discussion of Habeus Corpus, Due Process and Search and Seizure rights started. For the most part, these conversations are civil and, to a degree, left of center. At this point someone I do not know well said, “Due process for our enemies. That’s great.” That’s when the chatter started. Some folk tried to figure out what this guy meant. Others jumped out of the conversation. I added my two cents–which was, “Due process rights are human rights, and until we fight aliens, our enemies are entitled to them.” I then followed up with, “we should probably move on.” Twice.
If Lewis, the aforementioned right winger, and I got into this conversation, I think we both would have quickly agreed to disagree–or taken it to the blogs. WoW and Politics don’t need to mix.
The person in question said something else, “Yeah, I get it. I need to shut up” and left the channel. I have a problem with this. ITs the rough equivalent to a temper tantrum. I don’t have a problem with the thought as much (although I’m on the record saying some rather strong things about the idea of our “enemies.”) but I do have a problem with throwing down the political gauntlet and running away, especially if it disrupts my hobby.
Now that I got this whiny blog off my chest, I can go back to real work.