Calling It What It Is: the Unspoken Validation of Online Abuse
K. C. Alexander

Try running for public office sometime. You know what they called Lincoln, don’t you…before he was martyred of course. My bottom line is, if what they are saying about me is true, then it’s MY problem; if not true, then it is truly irrelevant. You are giving little people a lot more power than they deserve if a few cheap shots deflect you from your course. We created the 1st Amendment in order that EVERY PERSON could be her/his OWN judge of what was proper speech. I’m frankly more appalled at how people let some loser with a limited vocabulary get under their skin than I am with the fact that there are low-value troglodytes online who feel uninhibited about revealing their own psychic deficiencies.

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