Some of you take offense to the non-Cloudeight articles we post because you don’t agree with the point of view expressed in them. Some of you have threatened to quit us because we post what we feel are articles of interest — whether we agree with them or not. It’s a sad world where, because we don’t agree with everything someone else does, we simply quit those who have been our friends over the years.
Those of us who know us and who have been with us for any length of time, know we don’t pull any punches and we always strive to tell the truth. The truth is this: The articles we post do not necessarily reflect our personal views. Our personal views, especially on politics remain our personal views and we’re not making political commentary by posting articles which favor our views. We publish articles that we find interesting or thought-provoking, not articles which specifically favor our point of view.
But some of the comments some of you have posted make us wonder if we should just preach to the choir. Patriotism is like parenting — we don’t always agree with what our children do, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love them. Our country, like our children, isn’t going to benefit from “my country right or wrong” – “my children right or wrong”.
We don’t agree with everything we publish which comes from sources outside of Cloudeight. If some of you think we’re espousing some kind of political agenda by choosing the articles we choose to publish from other sources, you’re wrong. If all you want to hear is one side of things then you can watch Fox News or MSNBC — they both love to preach to the choir — we don’t. We like articles that make us think whether or not we agree with them.
Some of you are going to quit us because you think we are espousing some grand political agenda, and that’s not true.
We have been on the Web for over eighteen years and we have helped thousands of people over the years. If you’re going to quit us because you don’t agree with the articles we publish that we may or may not agree with, then you should do it. That will only serve to remind us that what we observe every day is true. We are living in an age where nothing gets done because no one wants to hear what the other side has to so — some people only want to hear thing they agree with, and that’s too bad.
The world has become so polarized that finding common ground or disagreeing intelligently and respectfully has darn near become extinct. Those who disagree with a few articles we publish they don’t agree with (we have published over 1500 articles) are going to quit, really? That tells us a lot more about you than the articles we publish tell you about us. If you want to know us, read our essays, our computer tips and tricks; read the articles WE author.
It’s always a good thing to remember that who are quick to judge others should be prepared to be judged quickly.
We are not going to apologize for publishing articles which we find interesting, thought-provoking, or controversial. They don’t tell you anything about us. Judge us, if you really need to judge us, on what we write, not articles we feature written by others. If you are going to quit us because you don’t agree with everything we publish, perhaps you should do so — we are not going to be anything but what we’ve always been.
Those of you who are fair and thoughtful will stick with us and we have a feeling there are a lot more of you than there are those who threaten quit because they don’t agree with every single thing we publish on this site.