Letter to the Editor: On Angry Online Comments

To the Editor:

I am a longtime subscriber to the print and online editions of The National Herald and was recently reading some of the comments on the website and was shocked by how angry some of the readers are. Maybe they should take a break from reading the news if it infuriates them so much. It can’t be good for their health to continually rant and rave and find such fault with the articles and the content of the newspaper and the online edition. A nice vacation somewhere would probably do them a world of good. Maybe getting out in the sunshine and talking to people in person or taking up a hobby or activity would give them a new perspective on life and they could let go of the negative thoughts and feelings that they express in the comments.

If there is so much wrong with the world, why not go out and change it? Ranting about conspiracies and the status quo may bring some attention to the issues, but after all the repetitive comments over and over again, all anyone can see is someone shouting. The meaning of the words is lost. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I can’t understand why anyone would think yelling gets their point across any better than expressing themselves calmly and in a rational manner. What ever happened to civility? How do we expect the world to change for the better when we can’t even improve ourselves as individuals?

Costas V. Perdikopoulos

San Diego, CA


  1. We are angry because we have been abused by the gyro mafia all our lives and wish they just go back to Greece and leave us alone.

  2. Our comments either about events in America or Greece are out of passion, frustration, and yes anger, we all feel helpless in a tidalwave of stupidity, yes maybe little more toned down, but still passion, the blank space of comments is other Greeks just not caring, and thats our whole problem here and greece no one cares..sorry if we get emotional, we are greek we rant we rave…..We Care…that I will not apologize for…

  3. What ever happened to civility? Instead of asking that question of us…why do you not be outraged over the lack of civility.of a government now waging economic, political, and military war against the world …based on lies!

    Show me the civility in killing 3 1’2 million people in the middle east, fabricating wars and destroying 6 countries,like libya,Iraq, Syria etc. and now dropping one bomb or drone every 12 minutes of the day on some poor country!.. Because as Pavlo. said ..you do not care!

    Costa ..you are exactly what ails America .. …

    Cowardice asks the question – is it safe? Expediency asks the question – is it politic? Vanity asks the question – is it popular? But conscience asks the question – is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.

    He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

    So often I had castigated those who by silence or inaction condoned and thereby cooperated with the evils… I had to therefore speak out if I was to erase my name from the bombs which fall over North or South Vietnam, from the canisters of napalm. The time had come — indeed it was past due — when I had to disavow and disassociate myself from those who in the name of peace burn, maim, and kill.


  4. Wow , but Christ says there shall be wars and rumor of wars , so since Christ says this.
    I and others probably accept this in the USA.

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