I recently stopped posting on a seniors forum for several reasons, but the straw that broke the camel’s back was when one of the members left a reputation comment of “F**** YOU!”.
This was in regards to one of the most heated discussions possible today – no, not politics, although it touches upon it. Not sex. Not even legal weed.
Guns. Specifically, guns in America.
See, this forum is mainly American but has a large number of Canadians, Brits and Aussies. Also a lot of wackadoos. One of the latter left that jolly comment on my Rep Wall, despite all the supposed rules against such malarkey. but she’s buddies with the moderator, so …
What brought it about was a long and convoluted tale (as are most of these things), but basically it boiled down to me, a guy in favor of active resistance against bad guys, versus this old lady who is hell-bent against guns and any kind of self-defense. It began with the college shooting in Oregon but devolved into gun control in general.
Obviously she believes that evil can be thwarted by simply wishing it so. I believe a bit more elbow grease is needed.