Hello all. I have visited this forum and the Politics section regularly for some time and have noticed some positives and negatives. One of the negatives is the seeming mental dysfunctional situation of some people. Don’t get me wrong. It is one thing to write wrong grammar or have fairly radical thoughts. But it is another thing totally to behave in a manner that is inconsistent with human social interactions. Some examples:
1. Some posters have venomous hatred for people of other tribes or religion that makes racism in America seem like child’s play.
2. Some posters have a sense of unbridled arrogance and know-all attitude and do not ignore an opportunity to insult or try to prove that they are the best.
3. Some posters say the most inhumane and outrageous things that do not just add up.
I am concerned because I do not know too many Nigerians in real life that exhibit such behaviors. And I wonder if folks are just glad to live a fake life on NL or if there are some people with real, but undetected mental issues who cannot help but behave in a dysfunctional manner.
I realize this is a public forum, and people are therefore free to express whatever ideas they wish. Far be it from me to propose censorship of any kind on NL. I am just worried because these posters I observe seem to be the most popular, and almost always manage to derail every thread because of their dysfunctional inputs. I know we all are different and thus cannot have the same thoughts about every issue, but should we not draw a line somewhere to separate what is and what is not acceptable in matured discourse?
Some posters seem genuinely oblivious of this situation, while others seem to bask in being the focus of attention, no matter how creepy they have to be to get the attention. Do you also feel that some folks behave mentally instable or am I just being silly? If yes, should we accept the status quo or what do we do about it? Your opinions are welcomed and appreciated.
*I would have loved to give examples, but I do not want to derail this thread by picking up issues with individuals. *