Monday, March 30, 2009

Online activists on the right, unite!

A warning from the Op-Ed section of the Washington Times..:

A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power.

We must not let that go unanswered.

Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George W. Bush.

Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way - all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its "idealism" in a most cynical fashion.

The ends justify the means for them - now more than ever.

Much of Mr. Obama's vaunted online strategy involved utilizing "Internet trolls" to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion. In the real world, that's called "vandalism." But in a political movement that embraces "graffiti" as avant-garde art , that's business as usual. It relishes the ability to destroy other people's property in pursuit of electoral victory. ...(more)


Euripides said...

This sort of attack is what initially irked me enough to start actively pushing conservatism. For example, during last year's election, when I'd read a news story about Obama or about California's Proposition 8, each story would have hundreds upon hundreds of comment pages, all of which denigrated the right, morality, and support for marriage. Any conservative who dared invade the discussion was directly attacked by at least ten others and thoroughly abused.

Yet, instead of getting discouraged, I was invigorated. So in some way, these blanket attacks from the left helped me solidify my own determination to make a stand.

eutychus said...

I have seen something similar to what you describe and was equally motivated. If attacks on free speech and the market place of ideas has reached systematic proportions then it is indeed time to make a stand.