Christ, this character almost sounds like another candidate for Wanker of the Week. Unfortunately, my slate’s already full, but I thought I’d share with you what some random wacko plunked in my Facebook inbox for no apparent reason:
My response to the troll, whose profile I could not access (hmm, funny dat):
Liberty Heights November 28 at 12:07amSubject: Honduras is happy with Mel out of power.I’m sorry that you have taken it upon yourself to criticize the situation and people of Honduras, i guess you do no believe in freedom against political bullying. Even in the United States there is a process to remove unqualified people who are breaking the law from office, its called impeachment. Manuel Zelaya was trying to annul our constitution. Are you familiar with Mel Zelaya’s corruption? I have read your blog, and it seems that you have a personal interest in helping Zelaya. Did you know about the massacre on his property where a Colombian priest, and American priest, and several nuns were murdered at Zelaya senior’s order? Los horcones. We are having elections, they have been planned for over 4 years, with the same candidates that we chose Democratically, to incite violence against people wanting to express their right to vote is unlawful, aswell as morally and ethically wrong. Even President Obama, has said he will recognize the elections, aswell as Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Japan, and other Democratic nations. I guess you have never lived in a violent country that seeks peace, Blessed be the peacemakers. I support President MIcheletti, because he stood firm, our Democracy was strengthened, only 33% of the population voted for Mel, that in no way is the majority. Best wishes, please understand that we are all entitled to our opinions, but false accusations will not bring peace to our situation, it seems that you are deliberately misleading your readers bias media links and false information.
I’m not exactly waiting with bated breath for a response. I don’t know this person from a hole in the ground, but I know the general pattern of trolls like him all too well. They shoot a lot of highly questionable shit, but they don’t come out with real hard facts–and when challenged, they flee–or level ridiculous accusations and insults. They hide behind easily discarded fake identities, too. Which, as you can see from above, this one has already done…Since the troll has chosen to go long on lies and short on facts, I figured I might as well give you all a few real ones to chew on:Zelaya was elected with a little over 50% of the vote, not 33% as this troll asserts. He was in the last few months of his term when the coup occurred, and he was not looking for re-election, much less to amend the constitution in favor of it; in any case, he would not have been in power when the constituent assembly would have been convened. What he WAS doing, was seeking a referendum to see if the constitution should be amended. (The vote would likely have gone for the “ayes”, as this constitution was written in the not-so-democratic 1980s by the same bunch of thugs currently usurping Zelaya’s office–some wanting to abolish term limits for themselves and their chosen guy, some dude named Suazo. And the day Mel was spirited out of the country was the day the plebiscite should have gone down. Funny dat!)The “constitutionalist” excuse for Gorilletti’s putsch has been debunked ad nauseam here, so don’t anyone try to toss it up on this blog OR in my Facebook inbox. I’m not buying. The whole world is condemning this coup, not just little old me. Some of the most vocal condemners are Latin American experts who know of what they speak.The massacre in question was blamed on his father, who was later pardoned and who himself pointed the finger at the military. Given that the Honduran military of the 1970s was extremely fascist and had a nasty habit of just such killings, it lends credence to his assertions and makes his pardon plausible. Those generals were not in favor of liberation theology. They were, however, entirely in favor of killing peasants and throwing them down some landowner’s well, and then blaming him. (Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of killers deflecting blame before.)The same military, incidentally, is responsible for having dragged this legitimately elected leader–son of their scapegoat–out of bed and shipped him off to Costa Rica in his pajamas. Funny, no?And yet we are supposed to believe that this same military, acting on the command of putschist dictator Gorilletti (NOT “President Micheletti”, as he is not anybody’s president), did the “democratic” thing. Oh yeah, and Honduras is NOT “happy with Mel out of power”. A substantial majority want him back. How ’bout them apples?And now I’m supposedly the one who’s against freedom and democracy for declaring myself in favor of the restoration of elected leaders, and for being against military coups and unelected power-grabbing by law-breaking thugs like Gorilletti. That’s fucking rich.Someone has clearly been taken in by a carefully orchestrated media campaign (very ably dissected here.) Your humble scribe, however, is not so gullible. She is waiting for this troll, who ought better to be known as Depravity Depths, to explain himself HERE, and not try for ham-handed intimidation and high-flown bullshitting in the late-night “privacy” of my Facebook mailbox…if he can. And in the meantime, she’s off to bed. UPDATE, 9:04 am: The troll responds with boring predictability:
Excuse me, but who the hell are you, and how do you “know” all this? I want names and dates, REAL ones, not just random nutjob accusations. Put up, or STFU, you anonymous coward.
Just as I thought. It’s not interested in debate. It only wanted to lecture me and throw up an oligarchic “peace” group in my face. My response:
Debate with Real Hondurans, you are the only one insulting people.http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=37294115190
Most. Boring. Troll. EVER.
Not interested in your astroturf. If you can’t refute me with real facts, you have no business claiming to represent anyone. And your hiding behind a fake identity and using this bogus group to lecture me (as if only oligarchs in favor of a fascist were “real” Hondurans!) is only a further sign of your weakness and lack of facts.Don’t bother replying, I’m blocking you from now on. Hasta la vista, bozo.