One of the characteristics of the people now Fear Masking that EPautos readers have been referring to as Clovers for lo these many years is a combination of control freakism and poltroonery. They demand new laws – previously for saaaaaaaaaaaafety, lately for “health” – but rarely have the guts to come out in the open, even to the extent of using their real names when they keyboard troll.
The original Clover – eponymous, hence the term – was as tenacious as he was anonymous. I could never get the little ferret to come out of his hole and use his real name. He was too scared to do so – even in a forum dedicated to Libertarian ideas, the foundational one being I’ll leave you alone and you leave me alone.
But Clovers can’t abide the idea of leaving anyone alone.
Well, the original Clover went away after I repeatedly challenged him to come out of his hole and be a man and confront me directly, man to man. He disappeared.
I am expecting the same will occur again.
A new Clover appeared on these pages about six months ago, identifying himself as “Winny” and “les” and “Alex” and “Dr. Phil,” among other nom de plumes but always the same individual (firstname.lastname@example.org). Like the original Clover, this Clover won’t use his real name, hides behind the anonymity of his keyboard. I blocked his IP months ago due to serial abusive posts – after having asked him to stop, without success. This demented individual continues to post almost every day – even though none of his posts have appeared publicly for months. I delete them as they accumulate. Yet he persists – always anonymously.
His latest missive – see the screen shot – characterizes me as a “little bitch,” apparently because I believe I have the right to decide whether to wear a helmet when I ride my motorcycle.
Well, “Dr. Phil” . . . how about we find out who’s really the “little bitch”? Why not use your real name, eh? I don’t hide mine. Nor where I live. I am not inviting a fight; I’m a Libertarian, remember. I have no interest in harming you and – despite my personally loathing you – will defend your right to not be harmed by anyone, provided you aren’t harming anyone.
But that is not good enough for you, is it? People like you can’t resist lecturing – and trying to control and punish – other people, not because they’ve caused you or anyone else the slightest harm but because you don’t like what they’re doing.
Like my not riding my bike with a helmet.
This “little bitch” has more guts than you do, “Alex/Winny/Les/Dr.” The guts to use my name, to stand personally behind what I believe in. And most of all, to not be a poltroonish bully who enjoys abusing people anonymously and remotely.
Prove me wrong.
Meanwhile, your posts will be deleted faster than you can write ’em. It must annoy you to no end that no one’s reading them.