Just read it — and, of course, the comments!
Pretty much everybody is guilty of this online but I feel the need to include it here because there are countless examples of anonymous people calling out the writer for being a pussy. It’s a lack of self-awareness rarely seen in the adult world. When confronted with this obvious hypocrisy they claim they can’t afford to use their real names because it would cost them their livelihood—as though Jim Goad, Kathy Shaidle, Steve Sailer, and David Cole are typing away in the back of their limousines. Yes, I realize Thomas Paine and Ben Franklin were occasionally anonymous. You’re not in their league. When we see your anonymous comments, they vanish immediately after because the writer had no stakes.
When Public Enemy sang “fuck a critic” they were talking about talentless, bitter hacks who dragged artists down because that’s all they had to contribute to society. You’re like that but worse.
Me in the, er, comments:
Every anonymous writer and commenter makes it easier for them to fire a NON-anonymous one. Don’t you get it? If we were all non-anonymous, the problem would be greatly reduced because they can’t fire us all. Every anonymous person adds one more day to this regime’s length; no matter how witty or biting or accurate your remarks may be, your anonymity renders them impotent in the real world you pretend to care about. You get all the fun and take none of the risk. In other words, you’re a pacifist welfare bum.