This one will probably anger a few of you. I’ll take the risk.
It used to be that letters to the editor needed to be signed in order to be printed. It may still be the case, however in our new world reality of online comments, the names have been changed to protect the obnoxious.
Everyone it seems prefers to use glitzy and fancy avatars to wax poetic, hurl insults, scrawl snide remarks, and make light of situations. Easy to do when you’re hiding behind some made up name. Unfortunately, there is no accountability. I’ve heard opponents to my thinking say they fear retribution or disparaging thoughts about them. Then they shouldn’t write. If you’re going to stand up for a position, be big enough to put your name behind it. What usually occurs is a more thoughtful and collegial statement. Something that you’d be happy to have your grandmother read.
Here’s my bottom line – if you’re going to express your opinion, then be accountable. Put your name where your opinions lie.
P.S. All negative comments and complaints can be sent to my avatar CaptainJack08.
This week’s quote – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.