Friday 30 September 2022

Online Trolls, Donkeys and Tigers

The online world is full of fools. In Mill Hill we have one who spends his life posting inanities and insanities, contradicting himself more frequently than most of us change our socks. One minute he supports Labour, the next he's a Tory. One minute he's a full on Fascist, attacking the local Jewish community, the next he's a full on Communist, suggesting that only a Jeremy Corbyn government would have prevented the crash or claiming that Vladimir Putin is the only Democratic leader on the planet. His only consistent view is that David Icke is the Messiah. The only thing that is consistent is the sheer unpleasantness and passive/aggressive tone of his tweeting. 

I long ago blocked him and gave up reading his inane comments, however every so often a follower of mine discovers him and when they see that the account pretends to be a community account for Mill Hill, get very upset and asks me what I can be done. 

Here is a parable that should inform you, if you find one such account. 

The donkey said to the tiger:

- "The grass is blue".

The tiger replied:

- "No, the grass is green."

The discussion heated up, and the two decided to submit him to arbitration, and for this they went before the lion, the King of the Jungle.

Already before reaching the forest clearing, where the lion was sitting on his throne, the donkey began to shout:

- "His Highness, is it true that the grass is blue?".

The lion replied:

- "True, the grass is blue."

The donkey hurried and continued:

- "The tiger disagrees with me and contradicts and annoys me, please punish him."

The king then declared:

- "The tiger will be punished with 5 years of silence."

The donkey jumped cheerfully and went on his way, content and repeating:

- "The Grass Is Blue"...

The tiger accepted his punishment, but before he asked the lion:

- "Your Majesty, why have you punished me?, after all, the grass is green."

The lion replied:

- "In fact, the grass is green."

The tiger asked:

- "So why are you punishing me?".

The lion replied:

- "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. 

The punishment is because you are a brave and intelligent creature,yet youwaste time arguing with a fool, and  worse come and bother me with that question."

The worst waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who does not care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on arguments that don't make sense... 

There are people who, no matter how much evidence and evidence we present to them, are not in the capacity to understand, and others are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and all they want is to be right even if they are not.

When ignorance screams, intelligence is silent. Your peace and quiet are worth more. ❤️

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