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[REBOL] Re: SLASHDOT DEBATE - ANONYMOUS COWARDS

From: woodward:shore at: 23-May-2001 12:03

OFF TOPIC On Wed, 23 May 2001 [Robbo1Mark--aol--com] wrote:
> ANONYMOUS COWARDS > > Notice they do so however under the psudonym of > "Anonymous Coward". It would seem that we are > seeing these people for what they really are > and that is "Anonymous Cowards" without even > the gumption to put their own name to their > convictions and opinions.
Ahh the joys of "freedom of speech". The ability to espouse dissenting opinions, especially anonymously is the cornerstone of free speech. Assuming you're not saying anything libel ridden, or blatently dangerous - such as shouting fire in a crowded theater, you absolutely have the right to say things and publish things anonymously - especially as it regards political views. (at least here in the US) Having said that, you'll note that I did not publish my thoughts anonymously on /., You can find them under my moniker, "Woodie" - and I even signed my own name. - Porter Woodward //\[Woodward--shore--net] - finger [woodward--shore--net] for PGP key. // \http://www3.shore.net/~woodward/ \\ //----\Out of sorts? Heck, I'm out of most algorithms. \X/ \MiGA - Make up your own mind. "Spoon!" In a world without fences, who needs Gates?