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posted by ErichForschler

In reply to: Guns don’t overthrow tyranny or guarantee liberty. People do. »

January 17, 2013

@LibertariansCreed: ya know... just my thoughts here... I've stopped by here intermittently to get a break from everything more worthwhile, because it's a sort of social experiment. What I've come to realize is that the anonymity of message boards almost creates an alternate reality for the users. This is neither good nor bad. I'm not passing judgment on that.

But what's confusing is that, to me, the screen name could be anyone, or no one at all - or all the same person with A LOT of free time and few extra fingers. It's hard to view the screen names as people. However, the people using the screen names personalize the attacks while simultaneously assuming the mantle of the other "self." The online, screen-named "self."

So I've watched these arguments escalate, engaged in some of the more predictable characters to see if I could garner desired responses from my pokes and prods... and I still don't get it!

Most of all though, nothing here is that serious, and I think it's pretty sad that anyone would be so offended by all this triviality that they would stoop to actually trying to injure the real person behind a given screen name. I believe that would be the height of cowardice.

This forum provides some humor in between the monotony, and every now and then there are some insightful posts and comments. Just don't let this be any more than what it is: bizarro facebook.

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