I was recently involved in a conversation which spurred me to perform a cheeky experiment upon my fellow members. The discussion involved the reason
why there are not as many terror incidents in Japan, committed by fundamentalist Muslim persons.
For some time I have been upset that people who advocate the killing of entire regions of the planet, the Middle East for example, often get starred
for their posts, mostly owing to the small number of xenophobic drool peddlers who cannot resist a little Muslim bashing, cop apologism, holocaust
denying or things of that sort.
And so I performed a little experiment. I wrote ghastly things, things about killing all right wingers, or deporting them, so that the nation in
which I live could actually move forward without their backward thinking getting in the way, and do you know what? I got many fewer stars than a right
wing poster of equally savage intent. This leads me to believe the following:
1) The posters who called me out on it were solid and right to do so.
2) That there were not more of them concerns me.
3) There is a strong right wing bias here.
It seems to me that a right wing poster who had gone after the normal targets of right wing loonies, would have been starred a great deal more often
than I was for my lefty post, which concerns me greatly. If a thing is wrong for one reason, or from one angle, it is wrong for all reasons and from
all angles, or none at all. The double standard at play confuses me, because I never really thought of this place as a right wing locale, quite the
opposite in many respects.
Also, I am sort of concerned that my posts were not removed, since they were deliberately designed to be badly reasoned, and contained reference to
doing violence to people purely because of their political beliefs.
What is going on around here?
edit on 3-4-2016 by TrueBrit because: Reasons