Friends, this is a copy of a third comment (I deleted the other two) that I received from the anonymous nuisance who ironically calls himself Playful Pete.
"Playful Pete has left a new comment on your post "Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give A Damn!":
You totalitarian fascist. You can try to censor and deny free speech all you like, mini-dictator. But the message from the United Nations that in fact 151,000 Iraqis were killed, though unpopular in your 1,000,000 death wish, was still thankfully broadcast on the ABC and elsewhere.
Loathe the mainstream media Daniel. Stick your head in the sand, and lament that your denial of the facts has seen you now cower in your tiny narrow-minded corner of the vast expanse of the internet. You change nothing, fascist. You thankfully have no effect on change in this world. And I enjoy watching you get depressed at the state of the world, totalitarian censor, as you wait for your vicious Revolution of the totalitarian Marxists.
Sucked in. May your anti-American, anti-Jewish, anti-Australian prejudice continue to provide you with gloom. No wonder you get so depressed. You hate the free world. Sucked in. Your side is losing, losing, losing. Hehehehe...sucked in."
Now it's very obvious that Playful Pete has quite a few screws loose or missing but, let's face it, there are many like him in the world. But combine the mindless fanaticism he represents with the widespread apathy that besets the bulk of humanity and it makes the role of serious bloggers, the ones who struggle year after year to try to make the world a better place, very difficult.
I guess world history clearly shows that evil usually wins, that might is always right, and that human nature, in the main, is deeply flawed and contains significant elements of cruelty, apathy, violence, depravity and greed.
I am now fully convinced that we humans, collectively, are on a very short, very rocky road to oblivion and there's nothing that I can do or say to change it.
My thanks to Playful Pete for providing me with the final bit of proof.
UPDATE: 20/1/2008 This photograph, which came from The Peoples Voice, shows some children with birth defects caused by the depleted uranium explosives used by America, a country which Playful Pete holds up as the epitome of success (along with Israel). The article (Link) states that 8% of the world is now dangerous to live in because of the use of depleted uranium.
If we add to that 8%, areas of the world unusable because of the testing of atomic bombs (and potential areas where nukes may soon be used) plus regions where cluster bombs and land mines are found then we add to that total places in the world where the soil, air and water are poisoned and countries of the world beginning to be badly affected by global warming, and places where people are starving or dying from treatable diseases it would seem that Pete's capitalist, dog-eat-dog world is not quite the brilliant success that he claims it is.But, as he says in his latest unpublished contribution, " Awww, poor Daniel, the wee 'lil Socialist...His mates and him having a good group whinge over the state of world affairs. Plasmas and luxury boats over Marxist hunger any day."