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Today something interesting happened - I was banned from commenting on another blog! My blog has never been about politics and never will be. Not because I don't think about such things, but because fruitful or productive discussions about geopolitical issues are rarely productive on LiveJournal. With the Crimea situation, all hell has broken loose in the blogosphere. Today I finally decided to read some of the posts. I came across one from Lena Miro, aka miss-tramell, and commented. To me she is the most vile blogger on this platform, not because we have different viewpoints on most issues, but because of the manner in which she speaks to people in comments. Condescending, rude and full of judgment, mostly attacking the appearance of others and focusing on superficial insults. Recently she has published a lot of political and anti-Western posts. Great and powerful Russia can do no wrong, while evil America is weak and destroying the world. Yet this same blogger carries her ass to Miami and posts pictures of herself frolicking on American beaches and yachts. Is it hypocritical to consistently speak about evil America and pindos and then vacation here and enjoy some of our luxuries? Yes, I believe so and said as much.

Of course, several of her readers immediately responded with comments like "go fuck uself," "learn Russian", "fuck off and shut up..." So classy and tactful! No response from Ms. Miro herself. I tried to respond to one of her readers, and received the ban notice. How can it be? The person who barks the loudest at others can't take it when someone calls her bluff? Here's the ultimate beauty of the Internet! People normally considered cowards and losers in life suddenly morph into aggressive, all-knowing and intelligent beasts. Well, at least she didn't call me a fat pig. I suppose this was a huge exercise of restraint on her part.

On this platform, I've been called a "bitch," "stupid American, "pindo," "idiot," and many other insulting terms. Yet I've never once banned anyone from my blog. Do I like such comments? Absolutely not, but I am a huge proponent of free expression, and with such freedom you take the good with the bad. Additionally, I don't always agree with some viewpoints expressed in comments here yet I try to be reasonable and respectful in such instances. After all, the world and blogosphere would be a very boring place if we all thought the same and lived in the same environments.

The world carries on, and it appears relations between our countries are moving toward Cold War status. I don't even know what to think about events that have transpired in the past few days. However, I hope readers understand that when I write impressions about Russia, or question confusing Russian behavioral patterns, it's based on a genuine desire to better understand your country and people. Not out of a desire to instigate conflict or feed the trolls. I hope this is obvious based on the tone of my language and comments, because I truly believe you can't survive in this life or world without tolerating diversity. Not only when it comes to ethnicities, but also viewpoints.

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(no subject) - nevorui - Mar. 5th, 2014 03:53 am (UTC) - Expand
fareastener
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
Методичку смените уже. Олимпиада закончилась, а Вы все по старым работаете
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(no subject) - cucu_mber - Mar. 5th, 2014 09:36 am (UTC) - Expand
rok88
Mar. 5th, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)

Lena miro is stupid TP

No one need to read her livejournal.
fareastener
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
I'm not sure that Shannon knows meaning of TP.
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kuskus_kuskus
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:05 am (UTC)
people insane
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
Re: people insane
So creepy! I hate rats, ahh! Had to stop watching when the big rat began eating the flesh.
g_kar
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:06 am (UTC)
Don't take it to heart - there are too many ignorant and vile people on the Internet. Especially amont paid and/or popular bloggers :)
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
I don't know who is paid and who isn't, perhaps it's obvious to others but not me.
fareastener
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
Hey, don't tell me that is really important to you :)
Forget it asap, move on and remember - your russian underwrighters loves you so much, that is really important.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:46 pm (UTC)
It's not important to me, but you see I have this sickness - to try to find reasoning and a foundation for the behavior of others. On RuNet this is often impossible.
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happy_ok
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
Do you really believe the ban has anything to do with your personality? And that her lj is for discussions?
By the way, what did you expect? That she'd admit your pov or change her opinion?
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:29 am (UTC)
Of course I didn't expect her to change her point of view or agree with me. Really I don't understand why my comment arose to the level of being banned. Probably it was too logical for her liking, as most comments there are void of any intellectual or substantive thought.
(no subject) - siberian_cat - Mar. 5th, 2014 05:02 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - peacetraveler22 - Mar. 5th, 2014 02:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
wojzeh
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:24 am (UTC)
Russians are tolerant towards the power, not to each other. If I were you I wouldn't spend much time to knock on closed doors. Let's communicate to adequate people!
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:47 pm (UTC)
"Adequate people" - like my readers! :) Mostly highly respectful and intelligent people.
addeson
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
She lives in her own little world... Just like our beloved Vladimir Vladimirovich does...
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:47 pm (UTC)
Strange world in which she lives!
general_denikin
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:27 am (UTC)
Oh, russian Zhe Zhe's women! Lot of them are just the fools or/and scums. Behave themselves as hookers - looking for those men who are very rich to be fucked for money. Miro is the main scum among those ones. Others are dying because of jealousy to those women who are more lucky, more intelligent and more decent and honest.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)
I guess everyone uses what they're given in life - for some it's brains and personality. For her it's a nice body and fake boobs. I'm sure it sadly gets her very far in some situations.
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vivatcrescat
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
You should kinda ignore it, now people doing crazy remarks and deeds due to very heated situation over Ukraine.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, it appears many in the blogosphere have lost all sense of reasoning and human respect.
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peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)
She's an excellent psychological study!
rider3099
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:40 am (UTC)
Would you believe me? I’ve never read the journal of miro. Don’t do this, Shannon. It’s just wasting a time
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
Olga, you're wiser than me! Somehow I made my way over there and became momentarily trapped in the nonsense.
dubovich
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Don't mind them, Shannon, stupid audience of a very pro-Putin blog. I've just started to read it and I find it all pretty disgusting. But I must say that most of these very popular blogs disgust me... Really, don't mind them...
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
You know I also occasionally read fritzmorgen, perhaps the most pro-Putin and anti-Western blogger on LJ. Yet, he responds to comments in a mostly respectful way. This distinguishes the intelligent and rational from those hiding behind the facade of brilliance.
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rastabusiness
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
take it easy
As the Dude from The Big Lebowski movie says, "take it easy!". Life is too short and beautiful to waste our time on idiots.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 5th, 2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
Re: take it easy
Wonderful and classic American film! :) Is it commonly known in Russia? If so, I'm happy!
Re: take it easy - rastabusiness - Mar. 5th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
noizz_orb
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
You are right, miss tramel is the most vile person in LJ. There are people who follow her in everything, but most of russians are not like them. I guess in every country and in every nation you can find idiots, but, thanks God, they are in minority). I used to read miro some time ago just to make an oppinion on that person. I made it: I stopped reading her and removed that name from my TOP news.
rok88
Mar. 5th, 2014 05:02 am (UTC)
minority? I would not be so sure.
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