Perhaps a word about one-dimensional media is needed? A reminder that not everyone is articulate in the written word and that upwards of 90% of communication is actually non-verbal—visual and auditory cues that give context to what words are being used. These non-verbal cues are entirely absent on one-dimensional written media. This reality requires a bit of self-reflection when reacting to what has been written and then read on these comment boards—especially important on emotionally charged subject matter such as anti-vaxxers’ self chosen demise which is so broadly tied into the over-arching social milieu that seems to be full of disinformation and outright lies turning US society (and to a lesser extent global society) into a cesspool of “us” vs “them”.
Just a friendly reminder and not meant to come off as self-righteous or scolding. But, alas, in this one-dimensional media it may very well read that way. Be well all and please try to take care of yourselves and others coming here to vent. This pandemic has ripped off the scabs of social rot brought about by love of, and pursuit of, power and $$ at any cost.
I've disagreed with members here before, and received snarky responses. I tend to walk away, or occasionally suggest that they " relax."
In general, most disagreements on our site are mild dustups, that float away in the breeze, or the tornadic whooosh of fresh meat. But we should agree to disagree decently. I do feel at home here, and think of many of you as friends.
Having said that, I support open season whenever eampmn rears it's orange horned pinhead.
Although I absolutely agree with your post, and admire the succinct way in which you've worded it, there will always be people who deliberately come on to online forums with the express intention of arguing the toss with all and sundry, just because they can, and because there is no redress (other than being banned from a site).
However, you adjure us all to try to be kindly towards our fellow posters, and that is undoubtedly good advice. We ought to try to stick to that.
It is unfortunate that despite the undeniable fact that some people are here just to cause trouble, there are people on here who are NOT particularly here for that reason, but who have a specific axe to grind, and who inadvertently cause dismay because not everyone agrees with their comment(s).