Freedom to what end? Leave the guys at Mitt Romney Central alone.
I just unpublished a thread, by a DPer called "chabotjo." The thread, which received a net positive 8 votes (only one vote against) reads, in its entirety:
Banned At Romney Chat After 1 Comment! Wooo Hooo!
I wrote, "I have been a Romney supporter for a long time, but him not being able to manage the delegat process is certainly raising my eyebrow."
When I tried to post again. Banned. LOL What turd burglers. Just needed to say that!
Retrospectively, I sort of wish I had said, "EAT IT BRAINWASHED DRONES, YOU'RE DONE. OKLAHOMA HAS JUST BEEN REVOLUTIONIZED!"
To all the people who voted for this, and all the people who think this is funny, I am ashamed of you. It is this type of behavior that gives all Ron Paul supporters a bad name (including me) and makes me ashamed to know that this is what the Daily Paul is used for.
So a Paultard posted a lie ("I have been a Romney supporter for a long time"), complete with typo (delegat? wat is dat?) and subsequently got banned from Mitt Romney Central. Can someone tell me what there is about that to celebrate? (I'm a Paultard! Wooo Hooo!) Subsequent comments talk about using tor or hidemyass to change your IP and get back on.
Really? Is that the best you can do? Is that how you represent Ron Paul? Is that how you represent the cause of Liberty? Is that how you represent the community at the Daily Paul?
I've been watching this go on for a while now, and I don't like it one bit. I've been hoping it would die down without my having to say anything, but apparently Sheriff Nystrom has to break out his badge every once in a while and swagger around like I own this place. (I do.)
So if you want to continue on in your useless fun, that is your choice. (In fact worse such behavior is worse than useless, because you give a net negative impression of the Ron Paul community.) If you choose to hurt Ron Paul by displaying your blatant disrespect for the cause of Liberty, that is also your choice.
But if you want to come back here on the Daily Paul and snicker about it, that is not your choice. I will ban you just as quick as they do on Mitt Romney Central. (Ok, maybe not as quick. I'm famous for giving people second, third and eleventh chances, but recently my patience is wearing thin).
Just know this: The Daily Paul is the top independent Ron Paul community on the internet for a reason: I ban the Paultards.
Please think about what we are fighting for. Many would say freedom. But freedom to what end? Freedom to go and harass Mitt Romney supporters for no other reason than cheap kicks?
Please stop to consider that the substrate of Liberty is tolerance. In order to live in a free society you have to be tolerant of behaviors you may find personally odious. The recent article about Romney's bullying a classmate in high school demonstrates what happens in a world without tolerance.
John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.
“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” Romney is quoted as saying.
Really Romney? He can't look like that?
Actually, in a free society, you can look however you want, and you can do so free of harassement. But not so in Romney's world. Romney took matters into his own hands. With his posse, he pinned the boy with the funny hair down and forcibly cut his hair.
Paultards, don't be like Romney. Leave the guys at Mitt Romney Central alone. They're not hurting anyone. They're just like John Lauber, going about their business. You think they're misguided? Guess what - they think you're just as misguided. We're truly at loggerheads. We're not going to convince them of anything, any more than they could possibly convince us of anything. The best we can do is hold ourselves up as the finest examples of the cause of Liberty as we possibly can.
If in doubt, look to Ron Paul as an example of how to behave. He is always kind, always respectful, always generous, and always gives his opponents the benefit of the doubt. Look at how far that sweetness of attitude has gotten him, and how successful he has been at promoting the cause of Liberty. Why use opposite behaviors to jeopardize everything he has worked so hard for?
FURTHERMORE this kind of behavior only invites blowback to the Daily Paul. Think you're the only one who knows about tor? Or Hide My Ass? Think again. They can easily use those tools against the Daily Paul. And if they do, guess who has to deal with it? Not you friend. No, never you, Mr. anonymous-screen-name.
And at some point, when the Daily Paul is overrun with Romneybots and RNCbots and other such trolls, escalating into denial of service attacks. Do you think it will be funny then? Blowback is not just for the CIA.
Freedom. Think about it. Freedom is important, but freedom to what end? In early 21st Century America, in the days of waning freedom, please don't squander what little of it you have left.