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A site which opposed racist, sexist language in online multiplayer is repeatedly taken down by hackers.
Don't see any of these heroes volunteering for a tour in Afghanistan. Too much reality. Too prissy. Let other suckers do the fighting. Caveat - may make good drone pilots though.
Paulina Borsook has written all we want to know about these virtual warriors and their creed in her book 'Cyberselfish'
Still relevant after 12 years.
Game for a Laff
One moralising old sea dog to another, don't you think "anti-bigot" is the ultimate in oxymorons.
As for that old "road to good intentions that always leads to hell", it should be no suprise to anyone as worldly wise as you, to find a lot of sad and desparate morons alongside you if you choose to take that route without a decent minder.
That old saw? The whole "if you don't tolerate intolerance, then you're intolerant!" is one of the most inane, asinine, stupid things I've ever heard. Anyone who actually thinks that is a complete and utter moron.
"Anyone who actually thinks that is a complete and utter moron."
Did i completely misunderstand the article, or was the author's point that personal attacks are immoral and should be stopped?
How can you truly fix something when you take on the same actions in fighting it. It's like trying to solve slavery by enslaving all those who encourage it.
If you really want to try and change this for the better, you need to keep the moral high ground for as long as possible; name calling does nothing but lose you ground in this fight and make all the trolls laugh.
Yes, yes you did misunderstand it.
"The pledge doesn’t preclude you from making sailors blush, provided you’re making them blush with non-identity-specific four-letter words."
There's a vast gulf between using the language or privilege, intolerance, and various racist/phobic ideologies versus the use of simple insults against the vast throng of troglodytes who are simply too stuck in their own ruts to get themselves out. After all, despite our vast (but still unfinished) improvements in racial civil rights in the USA, the KKK still exists. Among most people, even a lot of racists in the USA, the Klan represents an extreme that they do not wish to adhere to. Does it really cheapen discourse or undo progress to call them out on what they are: ignorant morons that are unfit for a civilized society.
They did it for an infinitely higher purpose: the Lulz.
le epic lulz ftw ecks dee we do not 4give
respect the rules newf**
Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She tweets @helenlewis