Stacy McCain has the scoop on the newest Victicrats, the Internet Trolls as it were. They have jumped aboard the “Feel Sorry for Me Train” and are whining to beat the band. Because, apparently harassing people online is a civil right in their world
“Arrogant sociopathic punks think they can go around threatening people and if you dare say a word back to them, you’re the bad guy.”
– Robert Stacy McCain, Sept. 4, 2012
A basic problem of online life: People Who Don’t Understand How the Internet Works, No Matter How Often You Try to Explain It to Them.
Back in the day you could – and, in many places on the Internet, you still can — say anything you want to say in the comments. People who habitually frequent such places become accustomed to unleashing their idat will, and believe that this a basic First Amendment freedom, which it is — as long as the proprietors of the site don’t care what people say in the comments. But one way or another, that online space is owned by someone, and the proprietor makes the rules.
Try going over to Democrat Underground or Daily Kos, spewing out GOP talking points, and see how long it takes them to ban you.
Trolls don’t understand this. They believe that having access to the Internet confers on them the inalienable right to say anything they want anywhere they want to say it, and any site operator who refuses to acknowledge that right is a fascist totalitarian.
To which I customarily reply: Get your own damned blog.
Lots more to read over at The Other McCain who has been dealing with some of these “oppressed Internet Trolls” and their cyberstalking ways.