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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

13. Actually,

I did about nine months of informal research on the internet because I have long suspected that the anonymity of the internet encourages or enables people to indulge in derisive, discourteous, sarcastic, and often vulgar discourse. I stopped when I saw multiple OP-EDs about that very subject.

I then considered creating a group (I thought we might call ourselves 'Grandparents for Civility in Public and Political Discourse,' but the acronym GCPPD just didn't resonate) to advocate for diplomacy on the internet.

At this point, I think I am tilting at windmills, but I still HOPE that we can learn to express our opinions and ideologies without sarcasm, derision and divisiveness.

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