I’ve been doing this blog for a week and I have been reminded why I stopped doing it before. I used to do pieces for Guardian Comment is Free and had to trawl through anything up to two hundred comments, many of which were abusive. I really couldn’t be bothered. Why make myself depressed over a lot of stupid, ignorant posts from anonymous butt heads?
Of course, you don’t have to read them and you don’t have to respond. But it doesn’t quite seem in the spirit of the blog to ignore them completely. You get a very disturbed view of humanity. And of the blogosphere which seems to be populated by homophobic morons like these people who sent me these comments over the last 24 hours.
Anonymous: Nothing objectionable about being homosexual. I guess you havnt had shit on the end of your knob?
Dillinger: Macwhirlspin, do the good people of Britain a favour and contract lung cancer….you really are a total hoon
Karin: You matey have got two faces and both of them need a good skelp.
Dave Hansell: Opinions are like arseholes – everyone’s got one and in cases like this it’s impossible to tell the difference between the opinion and the arsehole spouting it.
Nice. Though I don’t quite understand the last one. If opinions are like arseholes, then presumably everyone’s opinions are going to look a bit arsehole-like, including his.
Now, the trouble with reading stuff like this – and it is typical – is that you end up starting thinking like them. You want to get out there and bite their teeth out. You want to strangle them. Like being in a car when someone gives you the finger or honks at you. You have to fight the urge to roll down your window and tell the bastards to F@@k Off.
This rage saturates the blogosphere and it’s very difficult not to get infected by it. Like, how do some of these c@nts seem to know my own bloody personal email address when it isn’t on Blogger? It’s a like being stalked by mad people. I’m going to get a weapon and blow their shitty little heads off….you see if I don’t!!!