I'm an internet hooligan!
I got banned from CNN's comments section on Thursday!
It all started with an article about suicide.
It was a pretty good article overall, if a bit narrow-minded for my tastes in certain areas.
Some cat commented that the nature of the individual must be considered, the situation, and above all, the individual's rights.
He didn't write well, and his opinion was fairly ill-received, but I felt his position had merit, so I stepped in to support his ideas.
Keeping things civil, I participated sparingly in the ensuing... conversation.
I was surprised how few religious-right "abomination against God" replies; but overall, no one seemed to be willing to consider the notion of a consenting adult's right to order their own life- or death.
No one was willing to accept the notion of choice.
So I tried one last tactic (as it turned out, one last post before everything I said was deleted and I was banned)-
I asked (more or less), "If you can support a woman's right to choose to abort a pregnancy, whether the choice is based on convenience or anything else short of medical necessity; how can you not support the choice of a 40 year-old severe chronic pain victim when he decides to abort a life of continued and increasing pain?"
Apparently CNN's got an allergy to my version of liberal ideology.
Not as severe as Fox News, perhaps, but still...