Look What I found…
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on October 8, 2009
… Hate mail! HAHAHA. I came across this bit of hate mail last week while looking for something in my MySpace mail box. I haven’t deleted much from my in-box on MySpace, I should really have a clean out, but then I would forget about little gems like “Grey Wolf”.
Grey Wolf was an US Republican I ran in to on MySpace back when I first started. I commented on a blog about George Bush not being a Nazi, I agreed with the woman who wrote the blog, he wasn’t and I said he wasn’t. But I did say the US government and system has fascist tendencies. Well I got a lot of stick for it from the woman who wrote the blog, she blocked me from replying to her and other people (a lot of US right wingers do that). Wolf was one of those people. So I hopped over to his blog page and replied (I didn’t know replying on someone’s MySpace blog about a different subject was against MySpace etiquette at the time).
I don’t fully remember what I said, but I wasn’t nasty to him, I replied to his comment like I would any others. I did have strong words for the lady who’s blog I commented on, I left them there for her to see, it wasn’t addressed to him in any way. I called her a spineless bitch after blocking me, why I called her a bitch I can’t remember, but that was only one of two times I’ve lost my rag while blogging, the other being when I argued (not debated) with a BNP member. I don’t resort to personal attacks as that’s a sign of desperation to win an argument in my book. Here’s what he said after I replied to his comment on his blog:
“If anyone would know…
about being a bitch, it would be you. I know your type full well. Badass with a keyboard but if we were face to face you would crap on yourself. Only cowards rant from places of safety as you just did. Like a dog barking from the other side of his fence. Take the fence down and he whines in fear. This is you, Phil…..face the truth and don’t ever, every talk shit to a grown man again…..you’re out of your league. I would smash that queer little face of yours as would any other real man.”
I wasn’t very surprised to get this kind of reply, it’s also a reason why I never bother commenting on the US blogs on MySpace besides a very small few who have open minds. Unless you believe what they believe then they haven’t got any time for you and look down on you like they’re superior. I don’t think I’m superior, my mind is always open to opinions and debate. Most of my opinions are not set in stone, having opinions set in stone leads to restrictive thinking and being unable to view the argument from the other side of the fence.
This was my somewhat childish reply on my blog after he had a go at me there, he deleted his space so his comment isn’t there anymore:
“For the benefit of Big Bad Wolf. You left me no avenue of reply because I’m banned from your blog and you wont let me reply to you by message because I’m not your friend. So here we go. Firstly I never called you a bitch, I called that lady who lacked any testicular fortitude a bitch. Or is that who you’re sticking up for? I know you have long hair but I could never confuse you with a women… ever! You know my type do you? Just like you think you know I’m a liberal? I have opinions, I voice them, I voiced them in a nice way on that blog, yet 3 of you thought it was fitting to insult me and my opinion. What am I supposed to do? Thank you for it? As for being scared and a barking dog, believe me, I aint, I’ve had my ass kicked for less! Yes it was kicked, by gangs, not by individuals, the individual that did were a good 6 years older than me! Seriously Wolf, I aint scared, I live in a bad area of England, I’m used to idiots with wafer thin self-esteem trying to prove themselves just because they’re bigger and they think they have the right and the last say in any matter because of that. Furthermore I’m a pretty large guy myself, 6ft3 and 280pounds, you’d have a job! You’d smash my queer little face in? Why? Because I disagreed with you? Because I voice my opinion? You had the chance to be civil but you weren’t, I always have 100% respect for anyone when I first meet them, in the blogosphere or in real life. You fucked it! What would beating me up achieve anyway? I wouldn’t change my opinion of you or on politics. I just spoke shit again, what you going to do? I suggest you take your beta blockers and go to bed and think about your country’s actions.”
A somewhat childish ending, but I was pissed off with the situation. It’s so sad when people leave no avenue to reply to a comment or opinion. They’re like children desperately wanting to win an argument, so desperate in fact they block you. Some people don’t block you, they just insult you and your opinions with snide replies via their comments to bait you. But they do it in such a subtle way that if you call them on it they make you look like you’re making something out of nothing and they have reason to insult and discredit you and your opinions. That’s sad, I’d rather them openly do it, but they wont because they come across as cunts.
This is why I reply to nearly all my comments (or on other people’s blogs) in the same way, even if someone comes across as a complete dick and actually insults me I’ll stand back and just reply and question their actions. Most of the time I find they do it because they’re dogmatic about their political and religious beliefs and want to prove it in some way. I know we all have opinions but not set in stone like Wolf and others like him, question them and others without resulting to this childish personal attacks. Unless they’re Politicians, religious or any other kind of leaders. Question everything and everyone!