What Kind Of A Person...
I just said I'm not going to google on every single one of Troy's blog entries to discover the source, but here's one I just noted on riverSbend that I really think speaks volumes about Troy.
This is the entirety of Troy's Remembrance Day Entry (posted following Nov 11 it replaces a very big flag Troy had featured)
The American Flag Flew Here All Day in Remembrance of Veterans Day
I hope yours did too! Many young men and women have sacrificed virtually everything to defend a Great Nation. I would like to take this opportunity to send out a BIG thanks to all of them, both living and passed, whether they served in a time of calm or a time of war. The American Military has time and time again provided the very blanket of Freedom and stability that each one of us enjoys today. So here's to you, on YOUR DAY... we are thankful
And this is from 14 East's (A multimedia company) website from 2002
14 East Remembers Veterans Day!
And we hope you do to! Many young men and women have sacrificed virtually everything to defend our Great Nation. We would like to take this opportunity to send out a BIG thanks to all of them, both living and passed, whether they served in a time of calm or a time of war. The American Military has time and time again provided the very blanket of Freedom and stability that each and everyone of us enjoys today. So here's to you, on YOUR DAY... we are thankful
This is virtually verbatim (for some reason he reduced 14 East's phrase "each and everyone" to just "each" but that's the only difference past their introductory sentences. And Troy only slightly amended 14 East's intro so that it doesn't really make sense - does Troy really hope that all his readers flew flags on his website on Remembrance Day?!). So Troy's great heartfelt tribute to the heroes of the US military in which he used to serve is to steal a paragraph from someone else's website the year before and paste it on his website. What a way to show you care!
It's this kind of thing that made me chuckle inwardly when silly people claim that BendingTruth seeks to "crush the voice of others". Apart from all the other objections to that misguided statement I just want to ask "WHAT VOICE!!!??".
Troy appears incapable of stringing more than one sentence adjacent to the next. Anyone who's ever seen his Usenet posts will note that they in the vast majority consist of following up the words of someone else with the 1 or 2 word entries like "I agree" or "LOL".
Troy's blogs no more represent Troy's, or anyone's, voice than pushing a toddler round the Louvre and getting him to point at his favourite pieces represents a new artist at work.
I've said before I would like to hear Troy's voice a bit more on his blogs, because I suspect what (very) limited respect he now manages to garner would dissipate at once.
(NB I might feel a bit bad about saying this if it turns out Troy is genuinely borderline illiterate which is something, after this Remembrance Day thing I really can't rule out)