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January 13th, 2017
10:49 am


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Here goes.
First dreamwidth post.


Whoever thought I would leave LJ? Not me. However the Putinbots (some remarkably clever and nice-seeming, the sort who disguise appalling views as jolly banter, and who are unfailingly polite and courteous - others of course being not quite as adept at pretending to the values of civilisation) have finally made of LJ Dodge City before Wyatt Earp.

It's a fun place in a desperate sort of way; and the few communities in which I still participate are, for LJ purposes, and in the world of FB and Twitter, vibrant.

LJ may be a fun place, but it has become even more a small battlefield in the phoney-cyber-conflict between polities, virtual polities, and political alignments. The levels of casual racism have risen to a point where I am having difficulty controlling my temper. Maybe it was always thus, but like Edward VII, I am of the opinion that even these casual forms of racist behaviour are disgraceful.

The problem then becomes, of course, when faced with this, do all of us sort-of-informed non-gender-specific chaps engage against that which we consider to be objectionable, or keep quiet for the sake of harmony?

I know I paraphrase some part of a Hamlet soliloquy, but taking virtual arms against a sea of prejudice and disinformation seems like a reasonable thing to do. (You can never end it though, in this Hamlet is wrong; I suppose the struggle just gets passed on to other folk.)

Anyway, it's time to borrow Achilles' armour. Epistolic aristeia awaits, if not for thee, then for me.

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Date:January 13th, 2017 07:35 pm (UTC)
Funny, I was going to comment at PolitiCartoons that it might be best just to leave the community to the trolls and call it the end of an era. It's the only place I fool around at, except to check out celebrity news at ONTD.
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Date:January 14th, 2017 05:35 am (UTC)
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Date:January 28th, 2017 08:31 am (UTC)
I'm on DW as well. What's your nick over there?
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Date:January 28th, 2017 11:11 am (UTC)
I'm johnny9fingers on there too.
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