Attack of the trolls

Kevin has a very funny account of my current attempts to deal with an insulting commenter who calls himself George and who expresses himself with a unique eloquence.

The gist of George’s “argument” is that Kevin and I should move out of Asia because we are critical of it.

This is kind of simplistic, don’t ya think? After all, I criticize Bush and his cohorts as much as I criticize the CCP. Being critical of a country’s leadership doesn’t mean one does not love that country. It could, in fact, mean just the opposite. (After all, why bother criticizing the CCP if I didn’t care about China?) Conrad is always criticizing Tung and there doesn’t seem to be much love lost between Adam and the Chinese government, either, yet I think both are enjoying in their their respective host countries.

Meanwhile, I’ll let George’s posts remain. They say much more about him than about Kevin or me.

The Discussion: One Comment

It pains me to have to say this, but: The minute anyone says “love it or leave it,” he or she has automatically lost the argument. Sorta like Godwin’s Law. It pains me, because there’s a certain American in France whose entire oeuvre consists of bashing France and everything and everyone in it (and who is much adored by warhawkbloggers worldwide, many of whom have no trouble applying the concept of “LIOLI” to Americans who have the temerity to criticize the current occupant of the Oval Office).

November 1, 2003 @ 11:45 am | Comment

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