Anyway, I can't help but join in the discussion about what v/bloggers say about respect. I would like to focus on expressing nasty, I mean real vulgar, thoughts in private versus in public. Naturally, my reaction when viewing Lois's vlog was like Huh? What the...? But I don't need to say more because if you don't have anything nice to say about someone then don't say it at all especially in public. I don't think I am alone in this that I do believe it is typical for most of us coming up with opposing thoughts about anyone who doesn't share our views, ideas, beliefs, etc. But I am not being a hypocrite here because I do share my vulgar thoughts to my trusted, loved ones and friends whom I can vent it out about anything or anyone. It is just a matter of WHERE your thoughts are shared.
When people say it is just a matter of respect, unfortunately, not all practices this ethical behavior when one gets provoked. It is a matter of controlling and refraining yourself from harming the others especially in this small deaf blogosphere. I am not talking about what I have witnessed in Lois's vlog but elsewhere and even mine. Name-calling is cyberbullying, folks but sharing nasty comments with your closed ones in private is sufficient if you want to vent it out. You may say it is a double standard but I believe that's how it is in human nature. However, I still encourage anyone to present their perspectives on why they disagree in a respectful way, not what he or she thinks of that person, especially when presenting your views in public.
When viewing vlogs or reading blogs, we may take it with a grain of salt, agree with what was said or defend for what we believe in and present our opposing views. My next vlog is going to discuss about the content of the origins of ASL and bilingual issues where I feel I need to clarify some misconceptions as told by Lois.
That is what America is all about where we are able to oppose any opinions but America is not about allowing name-calling, insulting remarks, and what-nots toward certain individuals. Why do you think the Congress passed hate crime and laws against libel and slander in the first place though?