Friday, 13 May 2016

Online Trolls Hall of Shame - Philip Gilbert

This is a weird one.


Philip Gilbert is a Facebook troll. He posts trite, worn-out clichés claiming that anyone who has different opinions is (wait for it) "closed-minded" and a "bigot". He doesn't just do this on discussion pages or in groups. He actually sends friend requests to people he hates so that he can go onto their private pages and post the same predictable stuff. They are friends of mine, that's  how I know.
You can find the same vocabulary replicated ad nauseam on the websites of mindless conformists.
It seems that Philip Gilbert has not been fortunate in the amount of education he has received. Being more blessed myself, I have read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 18 says,

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscie nce and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

It doesn't say that Christians are excluded. Nor does it say that anyone regarded by someone else as a "closed-minded bigot" is excluded.
Is Mr Gilbert by any chance a closed-minded bigot himself?  Or is he so open-minded that his brain has fallen out?
It appears from his Facebook page that he follows a curious Islamic sect that hails some one called Hazrat Ahmad  -  yes Ah-MAD I didn't make that up  - as the new Messiah. Gilbert's Facebook page offers a lot of his other deep insights. He shows photographs of the British royal family and the government of North Korea and thinks there is a really striking similarity between the two. Why? Because you can see military uniforms in both pictures. Prince William, who has served in the forces, occasionally wears his dress uniform, while Kim-Jong-Un, who has not, always wears a general's uniform. So that proves there is no difference between a head of state and a head of government!!! A communist dictatorship is just the same as a constitutional monarchy as far as Mr Philip Gilbert understands these matters.
After all, Kim Jong-Un hasn't taken a blind bit of notice of the TV spoof "The Windsors" on Friday evenings, which is obviously ridiculing him.
And here is another picture of Mr Philip Gilbert, at least it's one that he has used as his own profile picture so we have to assume it is him.



No kidding.
It really is scary to think that people with such rudimentary brains and educational deficit have got the vote.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It has been translated into more than 350 languages worldwide, and more than100 African languages. The full text of its 30 articles in English can be found by clicking the subsequent links.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.



1 comment:

  1. An interesting analysis. I came across this quite inadvertently. This person here is my husband, although we don't live together for numerous reasons. I agree with much of what you say, and share some of your frustration over how he communicates and even thinks and intellectualises. It's my genuine belief that he has an un-diagnosed social communication or autistic spectrum disorder. His thought processes are very difficult to quantify sometimes. I have thought him as both sociopathic and rigid in his thoughts. It's true, he doesn't think in ways that people without the characteristics of ASD do. There seem to be many gaps which need filling or explaining. Conversations have been difficult over the last ten or eleven years. I've looked for theories of explanation to help me make sense of his comments, thoughts and sometimes, (often) downright cruel views. He can have a lovely side but expresses himself in such a way that it makes him appear clumsy with words and deeds. I hate his views on Islam, his inflexibility of thought. It is a personal anger that drives him. I can only hazard guesses at the root of the cause. He has much self loathing despite having some other lovely characteristics. Maybe his current profile photo of him drinking Guinness as a very small child explain the neuro-developmental difficulties he has today?????

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