Lucky or unlucky? Hard to tell. On the one hand my colleague and I can think ourselves lucky in that we get very little personal abuse in the cyberspace. We get plenty of spam or attempted spam but there is nothing personal in that. There is the odd comment about right-wing europhobes but that is par for the course. (They rarely try the europhobe one on me. Can't think why.)
On the other hand, it is possible that we get so little abuse because the left-of-centre, basically europhile, anti-American and anti-Western establishment together with its followers on the blogosphere, does not take us seriously enough. Then again, it is possible that the abuse is out there (I believe it was during the Blog of the Year Award brouhaha) and we just do not read it.
Still, I am quite glad I do not get the sort of sick, sexist, racist and downright violent pornographic abuse that, for instance, Michelle Malkin has to put up with day in day out. Sometimes one can be grateful for politically correct attitudes that may prevent this sort of garbage. Or maybe it is British reticence. Or maybe nobody cares enough, though it is true and has always been true that even in Britain the left, in its own well-behaved fashion, can be excruciatingly racist and sexist without anybody batting an eyelid as long as the comments are aimed at people on the right.
A new installment in left-wing hate mail has been added, as described and quoted by Deroy Murdock on National Review Online. [Warning: some of the quotations from the hate e-mails are truly disgusting and, I must admit, pathetic in their vicious stupidity.]
This all has to do with the fact that
The Tennessee Center for Policy Research (TCPR) recently generated headlines when it announced that former Vice President Al Gore’s Nashville estate “devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours” of electricity in 2006, “more than 20 times the national average.” This free-market think tank’s phones lit up when it analyzed Nashville Electric Service’s public records and identified an inconvenient gap between Gore’s conservationism and his energy consumption. TCPR’s one-page press release was greeted with enough megawatts of hatred to power the South.We covered the story as well because it is more than just a domestic American squabble. Gore's hypocritical and hysterical pronouncements are affecting our politicians who are likely to legislate on that basis and make our lives extremely difficult.
If there was anything that would make me disbelieve the man-made global warming hysteria it is this attack on the personnel of the the TCPR. I presume that must be the only arguments, hate-filled and viciously pornographic as they are, that Gore's supporters possess.
Now tell me what the difference is between these people and those hate-filled fanatics who demonstrated outside the Danish embassy. Tweet