Originally Posted by Harold falcon
I've never gotten the desire to drive people out of business for non-business related incidents. Would the lion-kin prefer that this guy lose his practice, his license, and have to go on welfare and food stamps that we all have to pay for?
Or become a hunting guide, since after dentistry it seems to be one of the things he's most knowledgeable about.
Originally Posted by MrG
I'm willing to bet "participates in online attacks that drive people out of business over idiotic stuff" and "pays taxes" are mutually exclusive in very nearly every case. It doesn't stand to cost the "activists" anything.
No, that's definitely not true. I have a pretty good friend who was leading the Yelp charge here, and I've seen other friends and acquaintances jump on similar bandwagons. Tax-paying, real jobs, etc. etc. Possessed of an insanely self-centered, inconsistent, and often hypocritical sense of moral righteousness. But that describes like 70% of the people in society, and about 97% when we're online. People love a good righteous indignation pile-on.