You're ignoring my post, DMZ. Why?
Again, finding extreme sentiments on something like Digg is no trick, for any ideology or subgroup you care to name.
Do you really want me to go do the spade work and dredge up the internet comment world of kill the fags, drive the liberals into the sea, Hillary the cunt, its time to deal with the niggers once and for all, hang all the Democrats from the highest tree, if it takes a blood bath let's get it over with?
Hell, I can find all that in the comments on You Tube. Once you start digging on blogs like Little Green Footballs, Powerline etc. it gets really ugly.
So what? That teaches us that people will say amazingly vile things under cover of anonymity. Some people seem to get off on expressing "forbidden" sentiments, like calling Obama a nigger, when they feel they can get away with it. You know, like when CBS had to close the comments section on an article on Obama
because the racial taunting got so intense.
So a couple of questions: why do you feel compelled to go looking for examples of "liberal" nastiness by combing through Digg comments? Why does vitriol directed at public figures with highly controversial, divisive careers strike you as more "hate filled" or "more of a problem" than equal or greater vitriol directed at whole classes of people?
And why are those remarks more telling when they come from anonymous internet posters than when they come from well established, high profile pundits?
You get worried when somebody at Digg thinks Falwell can go to hell, or Bush is an asshole that deserved to be impeached.
I get worried when Coulter, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Beck, Malkin, Hume, etc, etc, think that "liberals" are a disease and a cancer, that being against the war is treason and that being brown, gay, poor or simply not powerful makes you a contemptible loser in the big cage match we call "the economy".
I have a couple of friends who have had there teeth kicked in for being gay, and that's in the terrible bacchanalia that is Northern California. And Jerry Falwell was one of the people that kept that action going.
You know a lot of "Christians" that have been getting knocked around, do you, DMZ? Which one of those scary, hate-filled anonymous posters has been given a national forum within which to advocate for kicking the ass of a few comfortable, self-satisfied "Christians" just to send a message to the rest of them? When was the last time you turned on the television and saw a panel trying to out shout each other in amping up the rhetoric around how Christians and conservatives are putting "ordinary" Americans in danger by undermining the very fabric of our land? Anybody going to show up at a funeral for one of your
friends with signs that say "God hates pompous fake Christian assholes?"
You are, in short, totally full of shit with your sorrowful "no good can come of it". We already live in the country where we see what comes of the sort of bullying Jerry Falwell represented. Take the fucking log from your eye.