One prominent blogger has concluded that, because I made two short comments recently, on a couple of blogs, that were in poor taste, and because she kicked me off her blog four years ago, that I am the stealthiest of stealth concern trolls, spending years gaining you all’s trust so that I can pursue my true an agenda of “pissing on BW’s heads”. Then she uses me as an example of someone who has been improperly allowed to be a supposed ally due poor vetting by BW.
I believe she is sincere. I think she has held to a formed conclusion reinforced by “confirmation bias”. Confirmation bias is something we all do when we try to generalize without being rigorous. Ideally one would start with a substantial number of measurements or other data, pay attention to all of it (or a large representative sample), and let that data lead you to a conclusion if the trend is clear. Most of us, in every day life, instead have our favorite conclusions about politics, issues or peoples, and only pay attention to pieces of data that confirm our already set conclusion. This has been proven in countless experiments.
A great thing about commenting on the internet is that nothing is secret, and nothing goes away. Almost every thing I’ve ever said can still be found. If you are concerned that Aabaakawad might be a troll, or just curious, you can see most of it, or just take a sampling, from the following links. But only if you actually want to. Life is short. Unfortunately my history at “Loving My Sistas” was destroyed when the site crashed.
And below are all my Livefyre comments that have received 8 or more “likes”: