Sunday, July 27, 2008

Criticising people anonymously on blogs are cowards? (shared traits between bloggers and serial killers)

There are several reasons why certain bloggers prefer to stay anonymous. They can write scathing stuff on their blogs and take it for granted that they have this wall of anonymity protecting them; life must be good! to have an internet alter ego with immunity. This kind of luxury is not afforded in real life. So is it cowardly of bloggers to criticise people on blogs anonymously? Not many can get away with a hypercritical attitude in their day-to-day lives without some lash back and certain social isolation in retaliation.

That is why blogosphere truly works in mysterious ways.

But in a different sense, the blogosphere is also a godsend. It can be an effective outlet for pent-up anger and frustrations. Perhaps one day someone will come up with a scientific study to show that blogosphere can indeed reduce the number of serial killers. Better to commit murder in this virtual world called the blogosphere than the other alternative: real life.

Here I want to highlight some startling similarities between serial killers and some popular or full-time bloggers:

(1) They tend to be intelligent, with IQ's in the "bright normal" range
Ok, not all blogs are that intelligent. But on average, bloggers are a bright bunch. It involves: turning on the computer, logging into the net, write/scribble, hit the publish button (occasionally fiddle with the blog template) - that's pretty smart for the average human. But referring to popular bloggers, I honestly think it takes more than simple brain-power to make us read their stuff and to keep us coming back for more. It's either they have the gift of words or just good at appearing pretty/sexy/provocative in pictures. Either way, they are smart enough to hold our fickle attention.

(2) They do poorly in school and have trouble holding down jobs
School high-achievers will usually go on to get some form of university scholarship that will probably bond them to some corporate slavework for years. So that rule them out from becoming full-time bloggers or murderers who need to do the impossible task of juggling between work punctuality and finding schemes after schemes to kill people and hide evidence.

(3) They tend to come from markedly unstable families
A loving mom or dad does not automatically make their family stable. A stable family typically consists of a husband-controlling wife and a husband with a 9-to-5 commitment with little dispensible income. So bloggers, if your parents are like that, you have reason to smile: you are from a stable home.

(4) As children, they are abandoned by their fathers and raised by domineering mothers
You have reason to wipe that smile away now.

(5) Their families often have criminal, psychiatric and alcoholic histories
Your parents might be clean, what about your uncle? Yes, that one. It all run in the genes. Attention-seeking behaviour, unprovoked scathing remarks and unneccessary negative blog commentaries are all borderline personality disorder. So even if your uncle have reasons to be unsound, what about yourself, famous bloggers?

(6) More than 60 percent of serial killers wet their beds beyond the age of 12
I just smell my bedsheet - no incriminating evidence!

(7) They are involved with sadistic activity or tormenting small creatures
A fancy word for this is zoosadism. I wonder if talking negatively about xiaxue (a subject in Guardian.co.uk) is another form of sadistic activity?


So you might ask what is relevance to (some) anonymous bloggers; well, both got reasons to hide in order to continue their work. Just like one of the most lethal serial killers in modern times: Batman - the dark knight version.

8 Comments:

Blogger naeboo~ said...

u forgot the ocd traits of making everything is perfect whatever b4 they publish anything. bla bla bla

and those who keep checking their stats, also another ocd trait

July 27, 2008 4:53 PM  
Blogger 3POINT8 said...

Agreed on point#1.
Point 2~7: Strongly detest!

Being anonymous is a choice. Also, I think Criticizing these people is a form of discrimination.
Don't u think so?

July 27, 2008 6:31 PM  
Blogger Sisuahlai said...

This is not about right or wrong, evil or good. Just because I have a moustache, like the one Hitler famously had, does not me a mass murderer, or predispose me to becoming one. Similarly, saying one uses an anonymous identity to attack others on blogs is not derogatory in nature, but more a reflection of the person's attitude to others: I WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN CRITICISING YOU, BUT YOU CAN'T DO THE SAME TO ME COS YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW WHO I AM. It's definitely a choice, a poor one in my estimation (you don't have to agree with me, it's a free world).

July 27, 2008 6:58 PM  
Anonymous charl3n3^^ said...

Is this, by chance, meaning me?

July 27, 2008 9:43 PM  
Anonymous a@ron said...

I don't criticize the others, so no worries!

July 27, 2008 10:53 PM  
Blogger e s t a n c u s said...

heyya, swung by from innit. i gotta agree with you, it irks me to have anonymous bloggers flaming another too! haih, some poeple no guts ma, what to do? oh well, at the very least, their outward blurts provide some sort of amusement 9if you're open about it larr..0

haha.

ps. ur blog title, sisuahlai, izit like chin chai come in Hokkien?

i felt a connection. lol.

cheerios~!

July 28, 2008 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ultra lots of bullshit? He he...

Look ma, I'm Anonymous.

July 28, 2008 9:18 AM  
Anonymous AdrianB said...

I believe some people stay anonymous because of the disturbing trend of dragging the law out on bloggers/commenters whenever the criticism hits the wrong nerve in the corridors of power.

Heck, even IQG set the police on a bunch of kids.

The govt set the police on Raja Petra.

The govt came after Jeff Ooi for comments people posted on his blog.

Dawn Yang threw out a lawsuit at XiaXue when she expressed. her distaste as Miss Plastic's conduct.


The law is NOT infallible. Like everything man made, it has its flaws and loopholes, and unfortunately some people are not above making use of those factors to stamp on their power and get their way.

Lets say hypothetically, someone decides to criticize a certain femes blogger and says things that are emotional. Said femes blogger not happy and gets lawyer to find a way to kena the commenter. Commenter kena screw over big time because he/she was just airing an opinion/emotional outburst.

That's why it's safer to stay anonymous.

August 02, 2008 6:17 AM  

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