H/T Patrick Cleburne
“But that’s only one portion of the talk, which has been perverted on Internet sites from Facebook to political blogs to the most awful white supremacist precincts. Those emails and calls came from California and Cincinnati, from New York and from locations unknown.
This conversation cannot and should not be ceded to those people, most of whom couldn’t locate Hampton Roads on a map but have nevertheless taken it upon themselves to tell us what this attack means and how we all should react in its aftermath.
They have used email and Twitter and the Internet to stir racial animosity, to articulate the rankest bigotry and to spew vulgarity and cowardly threats at any and every one.
These are the kinds of visceral reactions typical of an anonymous Internet, where deliberative responses have no chance of keeping pace with the impulsive demand for more violence, for a nihilistic surrender to the inevitable.”
You will be mediated, damnit!