Tea Party Community—the new Facebook alternative—has come under relentless attack ever since it started getting some mainstream press about a week or so ago. By relentless attack, I mean trolls swarming all over the site, doing everything from being the obnoxious little pricks that they are, to trying to instigate acts of terrorism under the banner of the Tea Party (e.g., something like this). They’ve also DDOSed the site at least once.
Let me pose a question, because I genuinely don’t know the answer: How many times have left-wing sites been brought down by right-wing “activists”, or infiltrated by hundreds or thousands of conservatives bent on doing nothing but causing as much grief and criminal activity as possible amongst the left-wing community?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and answer my question with a guess: never. Never have a group of conservatives done anything remotely similar to what happens to every and any conservative community at the hands of liberals/leftists.
If true, the reasons for this abound. For starters, conservatives are generally kind, peaceable, honest, tolerant, and responsible. Liberals, in general, are just the opposite—snotty, belligerent, duplicitous, rabidly intolerant, and completely irresponsible. Additionally, conservatives generally feel the need to spend their time productively—typically, by working a job of some sort—while liberals, smugly suckling off the government teat and all too happy to live in squalor, have all the free time in the world with which to wreak their havoc.
And, as the traditional wisdom goes, an idle mind is the devil’s playground.
All things considered, we’ve been spared the wrath of the trolls here at AWD.com. I chalk this up to a lack of MSM publicity. It will be interesting to see how they handle the onslaught over at TPC, because, should that fate ever befall us here, we may need to borrow a tactic or two from them.
It would be merely sad were it not also so damn annoying.
I leave you with Nietzsche.
Because thou art gentle and of upright character, thou sayest: “Blameless are they for their small existence.” But their circumscribed souls think: “Blamable is all great existence.”
Even when thou art gentle towards them, they still feel themselves despised by thee; and they repay thy beneficence with secret maleficence.
Thy silent pride is always counter to their taste; they rejoice if once thou be humble enough to be frivolous.
What we recognise in a man, we also irritate in him. Therefore be on your guard against the small ones!
In thy presence they feel themselves small, and their baseness gleameth and gloweth against thee in invisible vengeance.
Sawest thou not how often they became dumb when thou approachedst them, and how their energy left them like the smoke of an extinguishing fire?
Yea, my friend, the bad conscience art thou of thy neighbours; for they are unworthy of thee. Therefore they hate thee, and would fain suck thy blood.
Thy neighbours will always be poisonous flies; what is great in thee–that itself must make them more poisonous, and always more fly-like.
Flee, my friend, into thy solitude–and thither, where a rough strong breeze bloweth. It is not thy lot to be a fly-flap.