The Don Quixotes of Cyberspace -- (except that I actually admire Don Quixote!)
Take an example.
I was reading an article by fellow blogger Egyptian Sandmonkey on the unfortunate incident of the murder of two Egyptian soldiers on the border at Rafah. Now, you know my opinion (if you don't read this), but I was really astonished by the discussion that followed. Some people are really having a hard time trying to get around the idea that somebody might have an opinion which doesn't necessarily reflect a generalization. For example, if I said that those responsible for the killing of the two soldiers should be brought to justice and, if convicted, killed (that's what I think by the way), that obviously doesn't mean that I hate Palestinians or approve of the atrocities committed against them on daily basis. I certainly am not saying something which deserves this kind of response from one of the commentators there:
Ok guys you've convinced me, let's ask ourselves a question, and say what would Sharon do and emulate it, then take permission from him (through a medium or a psychic of course), to allow us to use our F-16s and destroy some already destroyed palestinian homes in Gaza to punish the blood thirsty savages.WTF!! Who said anything about that?
Still, I believe that humans are inherently smart (can you imagine?!) and refuse to believe that somebody with such poor deduction powers can actually type on a keyboard. So, you know, he might be doing this just for the kicks. Anyways, for all of you who have similar intellectual abilities: sleep tight, wake up early, and look to your left and your right before crossing the street. You can't contest that....right?....Wow!, you actually can?