Negative or abusive comments

I get comments.  The other day I had a rush of blood to my head and started a cause on Facebook.  It was about discouraging anti-vaccination propaganda on Facebook.  No big deal, right?

I got some pretty quick response.  There are now 88 people who’ve taken the pledge.  Since I’ve done almost nothing to promote it I think this is fairly encouraging.  The other thing I’ve been getting is a flood of anti-vaccination comments.  I’m trying to find out if it’s possible to turn off comments on the cause – for everyone.  I don’t think they are going to further the purpose of the cause itself.  If I do I’m planning to create a Facebook page or a blog where the commenters will be free to do whatever they like so long as they are not abusive.  In the meantime I’m removing all the anti-vax comments whether nice or abusive because I do not want to have that debate at the moment.

Unfortunately I deleted many comments and banned many users before I had the idea to collect a few of the things they are saying.  Below are a few that I found in todays batch.  They’re pretty tame compared with a few I’ve already deleted, but they give a bit of the flavour.  Eve’s concerned that some of these people are trulycrazy and that pursuing this cause and being a public face against anti-vaccine propaganda could put us in real danger.  I don’t think so, but there are clearly some unhinged people out there.  One comment that has appeared a number of time (though not in today’s batch) is that I’m probably one of those people who get a yearly flu shot so I’ll probably be dead soon and they won’t have to deal with me any more.  Well, I do get an annual flu shot.  But I think I might be around for a while.

Anyway, here’s batch one.  I’ll add to it as they come in if they seem entertaining in any way.  (They do like all caps for some reason.  I guess they’re shouting.)

BRING ON THE WEAK ASS BATTLE YOU PRO VACC FLAT EARTH PEOPLE : BUT HEY I am all for population control for IDIOTS who get these shots and I feel terribly sorry for the children who die from them or are injured in any way… So PRO VAXERS THANKS FOR HELPING CONTROL OUR PLANETS POPULATION FOR ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE MEANING NOT YOU because the poisions are already manifestating through your bloodstreams..

Wow, what a pathetic cause! And even more pathetic deleting REAL science to back up the antivax stance. Come comment on my anti-vax FB wall posts…I need a troll to chew up and spit out.

some people do not understand the FREEDOM of Choice and personal liberty.

this smells like big pharma propaganda…

Wow, seriously? This is by far the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen.

This is the most ridiculous thing I have seen yet on Facebook.

It’snot a personal decision? Really? Some people seem to have the same beliefs as Nazis

Regarding this last one – it is an example of  Godwin’s law: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”

Update 1:

This is EXACTLY what the Brown Shirts did in Germany in the years leading up to the war – open you eyes – why DO you care what my opinion is on the topic – I can’t talk anyone into doing or not doing anything – simply provide information so you can make an Informed Choice.

LOL Bogus bull. Vaccine truth is out & the masses are waking!