People Are Pissed At Dianne Williamson For A Really Good Column She Wrote So We Must Defend Her
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Turtleboy has been kind of hard on Dianne Williamson lately because of our dispute about fake Facebook pages making outrageous posts. Long story. But the dust has settled and we wanna give credit where credit is due. Dianne wrote this fantastic column the other day which deserves credit. It’s the story of Arthur “Arty” Parent, a 65 year old man that died alone in Worcester a few months ago. Dianne was the only one at his funeral that wasn’t working. Basically in a nutshell, the guy was a miserable old man who burned every bridge possible with his kids, siblings, and parents. She interviews a couple of the family members, including his son who he abandoned at a young age.
I thought the column was riveting and wanted to give Dianne her due credit. What I like about Dianne is that she has a tendency to write these columns that make you think. You might not always agree with her, but if she’s making you think critically then she’s doing her job as a columnist. What I liked about this column was it made you think about how some people, through a series of selfish, and poor life decisions, can go such separate ways. Was Arty Parent a scumbag and a deadbeat dad? Absolutely. But at one point he was an innocent child, and somewhere along the line he decided to only care about himself. As a result he died alone in his apartment with no friends or family, and no one showed up for his funeral because they didn’t even know about it.
Turtleboy finds that interesting.
Her coworker Clive McFarlane on other hand, is only capable of writing about race, and he does it in the most boring way possible. He tries to be too smart and use words that no normal person uses. More importantly, he never, ever finds stories like this that challenge you. But for whatever reason Karen Webber and company have let Clive put his trash out week after week while Dianne has been censored. This is why the Telegram and Gazette is losing hundreds of subscribers per year.
Anyway, there has been nothing but angry comments on the column itself, which is why we wanted to give her credit. Because if we’re gonna shit on you when you do things we don’t agree with, it would be hypocritical for us not to defend you when you do something we enjoy. Here’s some of the commentary:
Look, I get that this is a sensitive issue, but if you read the column it’s clear as day that she’s not trying to make you empathize with Arty Parent. To me the column emphasized how short life is, and how important it is to not to take your family for granted. Because at the end of the day, they’re all you got. Arty Parent disrespected his family his entire life and as a direct result of this, no one loved him. And that’s just shitty. To me this column didn’t “give him the spotlight,” or try to “make us feel bad for this guy.” Because I don’t feel bad for Arty Parent. All it did was tell a story, and the moral of this particular story is that if you’re a scumbag and you don’t take care of your kids, then no one is gonna come to your funeral.
Good stuff Dianne. We are friends again.
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