Your points are taken but it is not going to change the here and now of how the essay is being distributed.
He may be a bit more terse than usual right now, but those of us who are regulars on this board have had a tough time of it lately and have been fielding a lot of incoherent anger and fuzzy logic. It tries one's patience.
First, some people don't like what Steve says. Then, some people accuse him of profiting from a tragedy. Then when it turns out he's not profiting from a tragedy, some people don't like who he's donating to.
Man, if Steve would just do what these people wanted, the world would be so much a better place and no one would be gettin' shot or nothin'.
I read SK because he's a damn good storyteller. Last time I checked, he still was. My ability to enjoy his works does not hinge on my agreement (or disagreement) with his beliefs. If your ability to enjoy his works hinges on this, then it's your loss. Yes, SK loses a constant reader this way, but it could be worse. At least neither of you lost a child like twenty parents in Connecticut did.
That makes me curious as to what your point in posting this was in the first place? As you essentially say here, it is more SK's job to stimulate a debate, and not give an opinion. Your job is apparently the opposite. Why is SK responsible for his words in a public forum, yet you are not?
Perhaps it is because yours are childish, whiny tripe?
But hey that is MY OPINION.
But yeah okay, maybe I mighta started out as one way back in da day, but now I've been elevated to the grand exulted position of, Troll House Nookie, yeah I know, pretty huh?.
And here for the discussion???...you couldn't handle the discussion, but if you had any freakin' idea how many bullsh!t 'discussions' I've had, over how many years, and with plethora o' like minded dolts (yeah okay, that might could be considered name callin'), over their expertise in nothin' but bitchin' moanin' & groanin' over this stupid silly crap y'all just make up in your collective conspiracy minded fertile imaginations, that you obviously Do Not Understand in anywhere close to it's entirety, nor want to I'm bettin', then you just might wonder why I even gave you the privilege of my presence...no, no need to thank me, your drivel is more than enough.
And ya know somethin' else, it's clucks like you that have been busy tryin' oh so hard to #$%@ it up, and for years, now it's coming to a head and we'll all end up payin' the price for all the moronic nonsense y'all pull out of your azzzzz, so ya happy now?...oh I know I am.
And a most swell day to you too sir, and you know what they say about them doors, yeah, yeah that's right, they swing both ways.....hmm, which reminds me of a dog I once had.....