I’m not going to reproduce those: They’re just plain ugly – crazy ugly. That the woman needs help is clear, whether or not she needs that help in a padded room, wearing a jacket whose sleeves tie at the back is not yet so obvious.
But it’s also becoming increasingly clear that too much of our discourse in the blogosphere has moved from the vigorous and even passionate debate of ideas into fevered personal assaults and lunatic ad hominem. Part of that is no doubt due to the anonymity of the internet, and part of it is probably due to the fact that people who used to be confined to shouting at the television in their mom’s basement can now achieve self-validation for even the most extreme thinking in one or another of the online echo chambers.
Communities – even virtual ones – must have standards, and those standards ought to be policed or else they’re not communities so much as mobs. When a mob’s centrifugal force spits one of these hyper-partisan loonies out into the broader world, the
asylum keeper site owner ought to own up to his responsibility.
And now I want to take this opportunity to once again thank the regulars here for being such all-around good eggs.
Even you, Zane