MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Anton Dekker
Comments: 142
Article views: 2275
Latest Badges:

View all Anton Dekker's badges.

Who are you, you sad coward?

27 November 2012, 08:36

Why are those with the biggest mouths to pathetic to state who they are?

Since discovering the joys of this forum, I sometimes purposefully and sometimes inadvertently walked head on into a variety of controversies. Sometimes I do invite them with provocative statements to see how people will react.

Sometimes the debates are frivolous, sometimes passionate. From people that light-heartedly differed from the view expressed by me, to some people that find some sort of sick satisfaction to vociferously and very personally make some of the most disgusting remarks. Whether it is a discussion on the economy, religion, rugby, social structures in South Africa, etcetera, the reaction seems always the same. Some agree, some disagree, even passionately, but disagreement is not the problem.

What irks me are those that deem it their God given right to make the most disgusting, bordering and slanderous statements about contributing writers. Those that think they possesses all the rights on the truth and can therefore, at will, pass judgement on others in the crudest most repulsive way! I have noticed that the administrators of this forum try to keep thing civilised, and some of the most repellent statements are normally removed.

What is it about us South Africans that thinks to shout the loudest, with the most nauseating despicable language, and  with a full blown filthy slanderous attack on the person with whom we might differ, is the way to win the debate. Obviously our level of decency, civilisation and by all means our sense of democracy is but a thin veneer. Why can’t we discuss things, even differ from one another without resorting the lowest form of ghastly sickening gutter behavior.

Unfortunately the majority of those that believe cussing, personal insult, slur and defamation are the way to debate, happen to be those that hide behind false names and pseudonyms. Those cowards that think that they are brave defenders of their sadly discredited viewpoints,

“If you do not have the courage to make your statements under your own “real” name, please shut up. No one wants to hear or read your ineffectual drivel. You are only highlighting your own cowardice! You feeble spineless fools, without the balls to say who you are, your statements are invalid and your smutty viewpoint mute. Curse till you are blue in the face, we all know your are nothing more than a bottom feeding piece of wretched trash! Leave debating to those with the strength of their convictions and the courage to make any statement supported by their real name and identity!”

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Thandolwethu Mene
South African ICC exit a step in ...

What is the International Criminal Court and what is its purpose? Read more...

0 comments 981 views
Submitted by
Michael Mondli Hlophe
Defeating Privilege

Many sceptics will probably read the topic and move on to the next without giving the article the time of day. Privilege is however something that needs to be addressed. Read more...

0 comments 1482 views
Submitted by
Mark Nancarrow
Why I love Cambodia’s capital

There are so many reasons to hate Cambodia’s bite sized capital of Phnom Penh. Open sewers, naked children, piles of burning garbage on every street. Its a dirty, smelly, noisy amalgam. But Phnom Penh grows on you and by the time you leave it will occupy a special place in your heart. Read more...

0 comments 319 views
Submitted by
Nkanyiso Land Tumi
Fees must fall movement is unforg...

I am very shocked to see students protesting in the presence of police as if they're criminals. Read more...

0 comments 4531 views
Submitted by
De Wet Ferreira
Put the 'heal' Back into Mental H...

We all know what do when we cut or scratch ourselves, right? Our first response, without even thinking about it, is to go for the medicine cabinet – grabbing the antiseptic ointment and a plaster or two.  Read more...

0 comments 279 views
Submitted by
Colin Harding
Western cape dams are 30% lower t...

Not to understate the seriousness of the drought that South Africa is caught up in, I am a little concerned when local government state one statistic and the DWA have a different statistic. Read more...

0 comments 1110 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2016 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.