Reginald Braithwaite is a longtime Toronto resident and father of two children. He works as a computer programmer with GitHub, Inc. His hobbies include cycling and writing books about programming.
I have been a Redditor on and off since its very beginning. Reddit is a business. And, it seems, a manifestation of the sincerely held extreme libertarian views of its founders on the subject of free speech. These are nice theories to debate. The practical reality is that Reddit seems to have overtaken Stormfront as the world's largest white supremacy community. And thus, every page view turns into some fraction of a dollar that powers a server that hosts hate. Hate for me and my children. Hate for my great-grandparents coming here.
All this debate about Rob Ford smoking crack is irrelevant. He doesn't need to go to rehab to get elected. He simply needs to do the job he was hired to do: Disrupt Toronto, Delay Toronto, and Distract Toronto. All so that the people angry with Toronto can sit back and enjoy a good trolling.
11/05/2013 03:07 EST
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