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Monday, 25 July 2011

fabled lynch mob 2 The Wrath of Khan

in a comment on my last post i said "i may do a more detailed post about facebook lynch mob soon complete with mug if nothing gets it the way" and here it is complete with mug.
now i'm not writing this to defend criminals my point is it's not for us to decide who is a criminal,or not until we have been picked for jury duty and presented with all the evidence.
for example lets say mr Khan Singh is arrested on suspicion of the murder of James T. Kirk and someone setup a face book page called "Khan Singh is a murdering bastard" what dose it achieve?.. well in my opinion nothing a form giving ill-informed people make aggressive comments with little thought.
lets say Kimara Cretak a post a comment on "Khan Singh is a murdering bastard" saying "someone should tip petrol over this bastard and watch him burn" what good could come out of this? the best cases scenario is nothing happens but there are several negative scenario that could arise.

  • Kimara Cretak's prospective employer may see this comment and decide "i don't want someone like that representing the Romulan empire"
  • someone may tip petrol over Khan Singh when he's out on bale set fire to him and Kimara Cretak may find him self try to prove he didn't do it
  • Khan Singh may be found innocent but finding his life destroyed by negative coverage tip petrol over Kimara Cretak and watch him burn
ok these are unlikely and over dramatic scenario but the unlikely sometimes happens and you will certainly piss off someone somewhere just so you can let strangers on the internet know that you think murder is bad

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