Am I the only one who thinks that, as of late, the comments have become increasingly shrill and/or juvenile?
I’ve stopped reading the comments on every blog I read except for this one. (Of course, my favorite blog — SCOTUSblog — no longer even permits comments.) There are certainly still worthwhile comments on CAAFlog, including (but not limited to) those by JO’C and Sir Cloudesley. But I’m very near the point of thinking that picking out those nuggets is no longer worth the time investment to wade through all the invective.
I believe in the free marketplace of ideas and very rarely delete comments. But I deleted one tonight that treated a fine public servant with incredible (and vulgar) disrespect. I sincerely hope that the anonymous poster who wrote that comment was neither a military officer nor an attorney, because each of our dual professions demands better of us than that.
Can we all please try to elevate the level of discourse to reinstate a useful dialogue in the comment section? And I strongly encourage individuals to post using their own names.
I’ll stand by now for the barrage of rhetorical spitballs that normally follows a call for civility on the web.