There are ardent fans of Star Citizen and die-hard detractors . I never imagined my innocently intended post about the Million Mile High Club, for people who might be curious but who are not members, would raise so many hackles. It's been linked on Massively and on The Something Awful forums. What I can attest to is that no negativity or BS has come my way and I'm thankful that people have respected my "personal space" - my blog enough not to rant and rave here.
It's unfortunate that we can't be civil in this debate at all times and in all venues. Whatever side of the debate you're on, you absolutely have a right to your opinion but not the inalienable right to be abusive about it to others. And there's really no need is there? People like what they like. Believe what they choose to believe. Invest discretionary funds as they see fit.
We know that smoking greatly increases your risk for certain types of cancer. As a non-smoking related cancer survivor, I think anyone who smokes is crazy! But it's not my business to go stomping into stores that sell tobacco products raising a ruckus or show up on someone's doorstep banging a drum. Their life. Their money. Their risk to take.
On one hand, I can't deny that I'm saddened by this article and video becoming part of the uglier side of this situation. I thought about taking it down but then that would impinge on my freedom of expression, which I feel is tastefully delivered and not shoved in anyone's face who's not interested, since it's on my blog and my YouTube channel. On the other hand, it shows me that we do know how to respect each other's boundaries, we're simply choosing not to in many instances.
Peace out and happy holiday.