ScaryMonster Oct 8, 2011
Hi Teacherayala,

I’m a long-time reader, first time replying to your blog.
I think the thing about the world of Cyberspace is that it is a spotlight onto many aspects of human behavior and attitudes, mostly not the good ones.
The salacious unsavory attitudes invariably capture the imaginations of the masses, on Yahoo’s comments and on prime-time television news.
They reflect some of the nastier little attitudes, prejudices that live in everyone, and have always been there.
I’ve dealt with hatred a lot in my writing but more as a quality in itself and directed at the capriciousness of reality or nature rather than at individuals and belief systems.
But personally I hate the sort of mass sheep like way, a large portion of humanity jumps onto easy explanations or scapegoats because it suits their short-term self-interests.
I think that Western Civilisation and America are ultimately safe from these hateful attitudes as a culture, but the taint will always be submerged within society, and will pop up when shrill like minded groups find an audience.

Racism, Sexism and Extremist views are over represented on the Internet and tabloid journalism, but they are I hope still considered by the majority (even though it doesn’t seem like it) to be the ranting of morons.