|by Gina Dalfonzo|
Two recent examples show just how low the culture of rage and disrespect (one tenet of which is "If you dare to disagree with me, no treatment is too bad for you OR your family!") has brought us.
Dr. Conway, the computer scientist, kept a running chronicle of the accusations against Dr. Bailey on her Web site. Any Google search of Dr. Bailey’s name brought up Dr. Conway’s site near the top of the list.
The site also included a link to the Web page of another critic of Dr. Bailey’s book, Andrea James, a Los Angeles-based transgender advocate and consultant. Ms. James downloaded images from Dr. Bailey’s Web site of his children, taken when they were in middle and elementary school, and posted them on her own site, with sexually explicit captions that she provided. (Dr. Bailey is a divorced father of two.) Ms. James said in an e-mail message that Dr. Bailey’s work exploited vulnerable people, especially children, and that her response echoed his disrespect.
2. From Leslie Carbone's blog:
Political consultant Joe Stanley . . . has admitted that he bought the domain name olddominionblogalliance[dot]com--do NOT go there--and redirected it to the Web site of an organization that promotes child molestation. . . .
How does Mr. Stanley defend this defamation? Here's what he wrote to Jim Riley of Virginia Virtucon:
I pointed the domain to N----A for specific reasons. N----A is an organization that advocates a set of beliefs that turn my stomach. Through misinformation, prevarication, and a false sense of earnestness, they pursue a predatory agenda that brings direct harm to countless innocent individuals. Their primary defense is the first amendment.
It is my opinion that the [conservative blogging organization] ODBA conducts itself in much the same way. While the end product is far less repugnant than pedophilia, no fewer individuals are hurt by the organization.
Is this the tolerance the 21st century preens itself on? Scientists and politicians acting like a bunch of Mafiosi?