Right then, Michele finally noticed the Freepers getting their hate on with Margaret Cho.
Most of the emails are filled with horrible grammar and more spelling errors than a first grade essay contest. Things like this is why the right is often considered to be hateful, racist, ignorant trolls.
Any road up, this leads to. . . complaints about the Democratic Underground boards. And a few missives about Margaret and the Dixie Chicks crying about being attacked, which I don't seem to remember being the case.
Oh, and more white people sitting around chatting about how the left is/are the real racists, and wild speculation as to why people of color seem incapable of thinking for themselves. Because if we could, of course we'd become conservatives.
There are also some additional attacks on Margaret, but because this is the second wave, they're kindler, gentler attacks. Not as openly racist, no actual death threats that I noticed. . . this is the face of compassionate conservatism.
The CCC rather than the KKK, basically.
See the trackbacks for yet more. . . something. I'd link these myself, but that might lead to those people coming here. And, worse, saying stupid things. Again.
I realize that Blogs Aren't a Safe Space, but there has to be some happy middle ground between all-out flame-fests and having a closed, gated community.
Which is why I'm not looking forward to the comment registration feature in the next MT release, or at least don't think I'll be turning it on.
Really need to come back and edit this. . . from that previous link:
One thing that we're missing as disconnected souls reading each other's words is a shared social structure where we can intuitively understand when to critique and when to support. The blog world too easily lends itself to a forum for attacking each other, purportedly to critique ideas. How often are anonymous critiques truly constructive? How easy is it to tear apart someone you don't know? Stanley Milgram learned that ages ago... if you feel like your responsibility is to critique, you can do so infinitely, regardless of how another might feel. And the further removed you are from witnessing the horrific reactions, the more you can continue on. Sometimes, i think we're all a bit sadistic.
Except that this does seem like a safe space, with the exception of tourist season, and even that hasn't been particularly bad -- or interesting, really -- this time around.
Yep, definitely come back and edit.