I realize Freddie’s jimmies have been rustled, but come on:
Well, I don’t have an army of rabid, anonymous commenters, and I don’t have the protection of a job, and I don’t have the visibility of writing for a big publication. But I refuse to be bullied by people who are unable or unwilling to fight without chumming the water for a mob that can say what it wants without consequence. […]
Today I learned that Balloon Juice is a big publication, that comments by anonymous commenters amount to mob action, and that there’s a “very real sickness within American liberalism”. All because someone disagreed with Frederik deBoer.
Even though I am despicably and cowardly anonymous, somehow I’ve retained enough perspective to realize that people disagreeing with me on the Internet is not persecution.