bob mills for john b.
the decline of civility
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:19

Amen, John. Ronelle started the forum, so any restrictions or punishments for bad manners should originate with her.

There have always been intellectuals who look down their noses at those they consider inferior. It used to be called "not suffering fools gladly," but as you point out, the problem has morphed into out-and-out nastiness.

In my new book (heading to the publisher this week) I write that I've been called a troll on both RawStory (liberal site) and Breitbart (conservative site). I'm proud of that. Most recently I've been banned from RawStory because I had the effrontery to disagree with one of their writers. I never use profanity or name-calling, and others who do wax profanely (on both sites) are still allowed to post.

  • For Bob Millsjdb, Sun Dec 9 05:12
    Thank you, Bob Mills. If people don't mind their manners here this forum is going to turn into an Internet nightmare version of the old Morton Downey, Jr. show. It's sort of half-way there already,... more
    • the decline of civility — bob mills for john b., Mon Dec 10 10:19
      • Bad Mannersjdb, Tue Dec 11 03:17
        Hi Bob, Bad manners have been on the rise in recent years, especially on the Internet and in social media. This is the downside of being able to, in effect, speak to others without having to see... more
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