This is quite an interesting experiment you have conducted TrueBrit, one I actually think is worth investigating.
I am a member of several different and diverse forums and have seen outright hatred, bigotry and things that are apparently instabans under their
t&c posted quite freely and without moderation, sometimes by moderators themselves.
I have never felt aligned with either left or right. I have noticed the archetypes that seem to have been formed from them ie;
Right being racist, ignorant, fearful and nationalist . Left being weak, naive and having a slant to socialism.
It would seem that "we" are confused. I have witnessed people tell others that their liberal views were wrong and weak then in another thread
complain how their freedoms are being eroded, failing to see the irony in it.
I think though, your experiment is flawed. The flaw is duality. It's within everything, certainly this reality. Could it be possible that you
haven't accounted for people's personalities changing when they get in front of their computers? Many people use their online postings as an avatar
to hold up their own insecurities and this is feel distorts the truth.
The UK is slightly racist within its culture, yet we aren't killing each other wholesale in London. I can go to just about any work place (I do get
about a lot) and because I'm a big mean looking dude with weird tattoos on my hands people either filter the conversation to fighting? Their hatred
for foreigners, or usually something negative. My point is, we respond to our stimulus. Everything is amped up in the media, we all certainly
within this forum understand how the news and media are used to manipulate us, the Internet is no different.
A saying here springs out to me.
Learn what is false, so you can know truth.
You can take that how you want.
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