If it was adolescent then, more mean-spirited fun than outright malice, it is now a frighteningly adult enterprise ...
Don't you think it's a little weird that your response to assholes on the internet is to be an asshole to those people on the internet? Doesn't that seem a bit Alanis Morissette ironic? I don't disagree that most of the people you shit on are shits, and probably deserve a taste of their own medicine. But by trying to browbeat the conservatism out of teens on the 'net, aren't you just reinforcing the notion that it's ok to be a jerk to anyone on the web as long as they disagree with you?
Assholery isn’t a problem, just Don’t Punch Down
He jumped up on the table, stripped down his trousers, and squatted over the photographs. Clearly he meant to defecate on them, but such things cannot always be commanded, and so for several minutes we stood and stared at him as he grunted and swore and strained and at last managed what he wanted, right on the family photographs.
How long it took I cannot tell, but they were critical moments in my life. For as he struggled, red-faced and pop-eyed, and as he appeared at last with a great stool dangling from his apelike rump, I regained my senses and said to myself, not "What am I doing here?" but "Why is he doing that? The destruction was simply a prelude to this. It is a dirty, animal act of defiance and protest against—well, against what? He doesn't even know who these people are. There is no spite in him against individuals who have injured him. Is he protesting against order, against property, against privacy? No; there is nothing intellectual, nothing rooted in principle—even the principle of anarchy—in what he is doing. So far as I can judge—and I must remember that I am his accomplice in all but this, his final outrage—he is simply being as evil as his strong will and deficient imagination will permit. He is possessed, and what possesses him is Evil."
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