Registered On: April 2, 2014
He comes on here asking for it, DM. Just look back at the evolution of this and other recent threads, where he aims to provoke those who haven’t even contributed!
But he has a condition, a complaint, an illness he can’t help, and this makes him very difficult to deal with.
More generally, and to get back to the OP, the willingness of some people to take seriously what they read on the web, particularly if it confirms their prejudices, has become one of the most astonishing features of Brit and American society in recent years. It has largely contributed to the rise of Trump, Farage and Brexit.
Social media and extremist websites have become the latest weapons in the armory of political propaganda, and people need to be made aware of it, particularly while the web is mostly unregulated.
If posters come on here merely to persuade the gullible, credulous and plain dim by presenting themselves as paragons of virtue due to their jobs, etc., or they use fake identities to spread their political dirt and lies more widely, they deserve to be challenged and lampooned, just as if they were ranting at Speaker’ Corner (anyone remember that?).
I can’t think of more than 2-3 who come on here to gaslight or push political propaganda for personal gain, and they they fully deserve to be exposed, pilloried and satirized.