Given the pandemic of bribes and lobbying in the government, that sounds like a downright stupid thing to do. It would just be another instance of putting on a show to make the public think they have any influence when they actually don't.
Actually, that's the thing: he shares views that CAN'T be discussed because he makes it extremely clear that he's not interested in discussion. He talks at people, not with people. He's not interested in two-way communication. It's probably better to flag him and find a worthwhile opponent instead.
Meanwhile, people like Whatever tend to have a different problem: they don't try to read or understand the article and then respond with faux intellectualism, which comes off as galling to everyone else who's actually researched the subject. Both types of posters tend to easily get caught up in the mindset that they're the only people heroically crusading against a sea of ignorance, leading to a downward spiral of post quality that quickly gets kind of laughable and sad at the same time. I usually don't use the report button myself though unless insults start flying around.
I understand the frustration involved in this war, how it feels like slamming your head against a brick wall over and over. But the alternative is to just let the other side walk all over us, which isn't a realistic option at all. To bring about change, you must fight on every front that presents even an odium of opportunity.
Steel your resolve as Winston Churchill did when he famously said, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
Is there a way for people to recommend books for this feature? How do you pick what books the community might be interested in? There's probably no discrimination between fiction and non-fiction, I'm guessing.
People won't give you their confidence if you're dour or overbearing, even if you think it's for their own good. And if the people aren't behind you, then you have no power or influence.
You're not going to jolt anyone awake. To be brutally honest, that idea is a delusion. Instead you're just going to make people dismiss you because it takes too much effort to sort through your noise and see if there's anything useful in it.
I kinda agree with you. Apathy seems strong among people nowadays and people don't seem to pay as much attention to their communities as they should. Even things that seem out of our hands, like controlling who becomes the principal of a school, could probably be influenced if people just acted more. In fact, I'd go so far as to assert that most people have a lot more control over their lives than they think they do.
But you made your points in the worst way possible, so, reported. That's what happens when you work hard to be wrong even when you're right.
I kinda avoided it my entire life until it started producing episodes relevant to my interests. I saw most of the episode about free-to-play in mobile gaming, but turned it off when the Canadian Devil appeared. At that point, it just got relentlessly stupid.
I don't mind getting reported along with him. I know you're not supposed to feed the trolls, but this guy's posts are just so lost in their own insanity that they're so entertaining to read. Do people not listen to Coast To Coast AM for the same reason?
What makes you think that screaming louder and louder will make you more effective? It sounds more like you're retreating further and further into a fantasy drama where you are the star because your script states that you're the only one that's ever right. Your posts could be cited in psychiatry textbooks as examples of downward spirals into insanity.
I really don't see why you would adopt this view at all. It sounds like you're advocating double standards for the rich, and if Leonard Nimoy's son is indeed rich, then I must admit that I find it odd that I'm forced into the position of arguing in favor of the 1% for once.
We are, however, talking about an unusual and special situation here, and if a person refuses to take that into account, he just proves himself to be quite blind.
Dude, it's his freaking dad, and CBS and Paramount are missing a great opportunity for some free promotion. That anyone should have to pay that much for permission is rather unfair too, regardless of how rich one is.
You always make more money and become more successful by being graceful instead of stingy. This is a kindergarten-level lesson.
Actually it's bad business. It's like locking your children up in the basement out of fear that they might get hurt out in the world. You're only robbing your IP of value when you remove it from circulation and keep people from learning about it. People will just find their entertainment elsewhere and ultimately forget about the content you previously tried to offer. They're even likely to find far better deals on similar products elsewhere.
Obscurity is always a far greater threat than poverty because the former directly leads to the latter. You can either keep your content available with the chance that you might not be making money from some people, or you can take it down and definitely not make any money off of it whatsoever.