Cookie for Calm | Ms. Mary Mack

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cookie for Calm | Ms. Mary Mack

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    Angel says:

    I don’t (and would never) deny the right of anyone neednig anonymity to use it.I prefer to converse/debate with those who identify themselves. I think those communications are almost always worth more… especially because people tend to moderate their language and behaviour more when forced to see others as real people.I also believe face to face dialogue is preferable to the Internet for many of the same reasons. The truth is that I question the value of social media myself because of it’s already “anonymous” aire. So, the irony of this thread is that I don’t actually disagree with the Anons over some of their criticism.My point stands… as “shrill” as it seem to you… and that point is: If one does not have the ‘nads to stand behind little sniping criticisms which have little danger of retribution (and hence no real need for anonymity), one ought to hold one’s tongue/keyboard until anonymity REALLY is required. To use the an identity veil to rag on someone because they like and/or use “word clouds” as art on a blog is simply childish and demeans the anonymity you (and I… check the thread) believe can be an important social tool.I find it difficult to think all you anons and I could sit over tea and discuss anything remotely interesting in a straightforward honest and open way… because if you can’t stand behind critiques where the responsibility and risk of exposing your identity is non-existent, how could you ever share a cuppa and express your feelings?Again, I will defend your right to express yourselves anonymously. I just think it’ chicken-dung to use such an important mode of expression to call down someone for openly expressing themselves… and for such trivialities as it is so often used here. If you value anonymity as you say you do, don’t diminish it’s value by using it to dump on someone’s decisions to post a poem on his blog.At any rate, if we meet, you would not find me shrill at all, I’m certain. And you are welcome to come and pick berries on the farm (identify yourself to me and I might even let you pick for free). I will supply the picking pail, the free tea and juice… and a bag to wear over your head… if you really do find me a threat.Have a wonderful day, whoever you are.

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