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Response to Gov101 (Reply #38)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:32 PM

45. I hope you check back for the answers you've provoked. It's not "paranoia": we get trolls

As for my initial response to you, on the same day as your post we had a newbie drop by to pick a fight in this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3685853

All he/she did was spew right-wing talking points about killing babies and the evil women who do so, plus the "filthy cockroach-infested" clinics and so on. It was enough off the wall that he got tombstoned, which takes some doing.

The one line I chose to respond to was this: I find it odd that you have been born yourself. Embedded as it was in the whole of the ideological boilerplate, and given that I have been pro-choice for over 40 years and have given some thought to this, I answered as follows:

post #10. Your so-called information is a downright lie in every respect.
My favorite RW spew (from the poster) is this one: "I find it odd that you have been born yourself." So that is what you think of women? All women -- our mothers, your mother? That none of us would bear children at all unless forced to? You think your own mother would have aborted you if not forced to carry you to term.
That bespeaks a level of fear of womankind and hatred toward women that is just staggering.


Sorry if grandma sounded a little cranky at you, but I got into that just before seeing your post. DU has very lively discussions -- some of them bare-knuckled lively -- but we also attract trolls who come by to prove a point, like this one I responded to. The right-wing seems to distrust public schools as well as the government, and I was a little hyper-alert.

DU is very diverse and includes many teachers and other public sector workers. Next time you drop by, just identify yourself as a public school teacher and you will find many friends here eager to interact and answer any well-intentioned questions.

If you respond to this post, I'll answer your initial survey in a thoughtful manner, because then I'll know you're still around to read it.

Hekate




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