Doesn't it drive you crazy when someone posts something on FB or blogger (or wherever) and after the first few positive comments it begins to turn into a "word brawl". Calling people stupid, moronic, etc., and suggesting that they should educate themselves before they comment are all the norm. I don't typically insert myself into those discussions because they're fruitless. It usually continues to go downhill, especially if you reply to one. There are times when it gets downright nasty.
Why do people do this? We can't have a conversation? And why are we surprised that kids bully each other in school when they have the example adults are presenting? Sadly, bullying on the internet is common. Probably because it's easy when you don't have to look in the eyes of someone standing right across from you. That makes it easy to call you/me/them stupid, crazy, uneducated, etc.
Yeah, you guessed it. I asked a simple question on one of the blogs I sometimes read. I did sort of ask for it I guess, as the topic was guns, and tempers flare pretty high whenever we pose a question that insinuates that just maybe you don't need a semi-automatic weapon. Just so you know, I posed a simple question "Why do you need one?". The answer from many was disturbing. "Because I can".
I was called many names. I was told I should educate myself before I shoot off my mouth (even though it was just a question, it appears many thought my question was a commentary). Some thought I was jumping on the Parkland HS bandwagon ~ which I wasn't. I think it's within their rights to demonstrate, although I don't think in the long run any guns will be banned. Take a gun away from an American? Please.
Guess I learned a lesson there: don't ask for clarification when the answer is "because I can".