The whole voting thing...someone had a really good point.

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The whole voting thing...someone had a really good point.

So I was reading some of the comments on the voting page for Battle of the fans, and I'd like to share it with you guys. I have to say, this person makes a great point and you all should read it.

Keyblade-Riku- (user who commented.)
"Look at yourselves. We're all arguing over some petty victory that, in the end, means nothing for us and what the bands mean to us. Notice how the Rise attacks on MCR are infrequent and yet every MCR fans second sentence is an insult to Rise Against? Think about. Do you think Gee or Frank or Ray or Mikey even give a shit about this? What they would give a shit about is how indecent and disrespectful you're being towards other artists, other artists who have the same perseverance, dedication and love for music that they do. Rise Against has taught us to respect every person, no matter who they are or what they do. A lesson a lot of killjoys, clearly, are lacking. Rise Against and MCR both taught me that shit gets hard and, when it does, you just say fuck you and keep going. Both bands have a special place for me, to the point where I am getting tattoos for both. But seeing how the MCR fanbase are reacting to this, I don't know if I want to be associated with that kind of people. I don't know if I want people to see my tattoo and think I'm some bigoted, disrespectful punk...and let's face it, its hard to reconcile the fanbase with the band because we all act in ways that are obscenely contrary to what the guys both believe in and preach. Furthermore, notice how we didn't start anything until the MCRmy did? Rise taught is not to fight uselessly but to fight back when something we believe in is in danger...and all of you who haven't even listened to and paid attention to a single Rise Against song, that is a massive disrespect to the things we stand for. Either way, no matter who wins, you shouldn't feel ashamed of losing but rather how you acted, and if you win, you should find no pride because all you've helped do is keep strong the message of a band that you yourself disregard. Remember: Gee thinks we are all beautiful. He encouraged us to live when we felt we shouldn't. He took us with him through his worst and now his best. When he said keep it ugly, he didn't mean your personalities."

Now after reading all that can't you guys realize that fighting is pointless and should stop. I have seen more polite comments though which is good. And to Keyblade-Riku, if you're on here, and you see this, I'd like you to know that everything you said is amazing and absolutely true. BUT, just because some fans aren't behaving very kindly, shouldn't stop you from getting a tattoo of something you love that means a lot to you. I want to be a tattoo artist, and also want an MCR related tattoo, so I'd hate to see you go without one, because from what you posted, I'm sure that band means a whole lot to you. Don't let others bring you down. :)