From time to time people attempt to post critical or abusive comments on our blogs, with content which couldn’t possibly be of interest to visitors to those blogs. Some of these comments contain threats of violence, the writers being oblivious to the reality that their threats invigorate us, rather than intimidate us. Clearly we’re starting to make waves, and our enemies know it. Our recent decision to establish a political party has led to a marked upturn in the volume of such comments.
I’ve set up my blogs such that I have to pre-approve comments before they’re published, so normally I just read them, trash them, and get on with my day. Some of the people who send such comments aren’t… how can I put this?… the sharpest knives in the rack. When I get notifications of new comments I also get the email addresses of the people who’ve sent them. Regardless of the content of the comment, I send them a polite email thanking them for their interest in our work. I’ve never yet had anyone respond.
Yesterday one of these geniuses sent the following curious comment, which I only reproduce here because it’s at the milder end of the spectrum. Enjoy.
So Mike, what is the reason you have never risen to a position of power? Easier to blame women than your own lack of talent? We used to have wars to make sure society wasn’t full of stupid useless surplus men like yourself but fat chance you would be at any sort of fitness or intelligence level required in modern armed services…..
Hmm. As a 55-year-old myopic diabetic former business executive I apparently wouldn’t be an asset to the armed services. Perceptive…
When people attack us – on our blogs, in articles etc. – I’m reminded of one of Mahatma Gandhi’s quotations:
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
Militant feminists are moving rapidly onto the second stage, and in due course they’ll inevitably move on to the third stage. Then the end will be in sight.