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You've got to love 'Anon' posters...

After last years posts about the July 7th Anniversary bombings in London and my posts about the Israeli-Lebanese 'War' I kind of expect posts from 'Anon' people if I touch upon a more politically sensitive or 'Liebral' subject/view-point.

Some of the comments I got last year were absolutely classics. I think I was called quite a few things (especially during the commentary on Israel's incursions into Lebanon) and am quite happy being labelled naive 'Liberal European Scum' by people who hind behind the 'Anon' tag.

Anyway, needless to say my last post about the US 'Accidental' Nuclear Transport Flight has produced a number of critical/offensive Anon mails. Now I really don't mind *critical* mails which offer other viewpoints. These are good and can promote discussion. A clever and factual arguement is always helpful and I'm happy to discuss things with people. Unless the other persons views are so set in stone that they won't ever consider they might be wrong (we can all be - it's a human trait). Then it's kind of arguing with a brick wall and I've got better things to do with my time.

Making, or trying to make, offensive comments is another matter though. It's childish for a start and doesn't exactly make me feel inclined to listen to your arguements (of which you actually give none - preferring just to swear at me or otherwise call me names :p). At worst it could also be offensive or threatening which, in many countries, is a criminal offense.

Please don't diminish your own views (however much I don't agree with them or you mine) by resorting to threats, abuse or name calling.

That sort of behaviour isn't acceptable in the schoolyard and whilst the internet is like a big global schoolyard in many ways bullying is still not an acceptable practice.

It might make you feel good about yourself but to be honest I generally ignore anything like that so all you're generally doing is generally reinforcing my opinion that certain followers of certain political viewpoints are generally not that intelligent. Which I know is wrong as I have a number of Right Wing and NeoCon-leaning friends who are highly intelligent people - even if I don't agree with the vast amount of their viewpoints.

Anyway, thanks for reading my Journal in the first place. It's good to know I have readers from all wlaks of life and political leanings!


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
I can totally relate to this!

Although rather than anonymous comments to my own posts, I've found blatant public defirmation of my character in other people's journals to be a more popular pass time than I ever expected.

Ho hum!
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)

Oh wait. Forgot to log out. Er. Hi Angus! What's up?
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
They aren't that anonymous though are they? You have IP address logging on and could probably see if they are on your friends list.
Sep. 7th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
generally reinforcing my opinion that certain followers of certain political viewpoints are generally not that intelligent

well, that's because they aren't, let's face it ;-)

I got called a "British Commie" by someone on LJ once - what she didn't realise though is that a certain small factual inaccuracy aside (which proved how much she knew about me), I don't mind being called that at all :-D
Sep. 7th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
generally reinforcing my opinion that certain followers of all political viewpoints are generally not that intelligent

Corrected for accuracy.
Sep. 7th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
true enough, but the right seems to naturally attract tossers and complete idiots of all sorts more than anyone else IMO ;-)
Sep. 7th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
See, I think the opposite. But then I'm "from the right", so I think where you're standing might tend to color the opinion. :)
Sep. 7th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
just as where you're standing colours yours - I'm afraid we'll have to leave it at that cos I ain't changing my opinion and I certainly don't expect you to change yours, and I'm sure we both have better things to do than carrying on with this ping-pong on Angus's LJ ;-)
Sep. 7th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Oh absolutely - I mean "where you're standing" as in everyone, including myself. :)
Sep. 7th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
Always amazes me that people are such cowards. Where's the fun in being hated if people don't know who you are?
Sep. 7th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
I've only ever posted anon by accident..
its' trollign of hte higheste order to insult and run under the banner of anon, but yeah youre' awidely read and yorue' posts are always interesting even if i don't agree with most of them (well most of hte movie reviews anyway). Im not a particulaly political person,a nd even if I dont' agree with your stance on something, I *always* learn from what you've said.

keep on writing, and entertaining and educating I say :D
Sep. 7th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Kill all Muslims! Hindus! Jews! Christians! Hari Krishna's! Protestants! White Folk! Black Folk! Yellow folk! Blue Folk!

!Kill Everyone!

!Bomb Everyone!

!Shoot Everyone!

Oh wait...we're already doing that.

Carry on folks..

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