Because of the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory, of course (pardon my language). It goes like this: give a normal person an audience and anonymity, and he will very possibly turn into a total fuckwad*. See how easy that is to understand? Why, you don’t need a complicated, ax-grinding ideology to explain this condition. Now, if you’re writing for Slate and have a deadline, you might want to have a complicated, ax-grinding ideology to explain this, but the rest of us understand that if you have to shave, you should shave with Occam’s Razor.
(Via Hot Air Headlines)
*Not everybody does, of course. But we’re not talking about everybody, either. We’re talking about the fuckwads. Also: note that anonymity in this context includes ‘people who assume that nobody will ever call them out on their intolerance.’ Some of those people use their real names. Some of them, in fact, write for Slate.