The internet is sure a crazy place.
I reviewed the Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer, which I much like. One of the arguments for the bag I’ve seen made online is that it’s made in the USA. I explained that while I think the bag is great, this wasn’t one of the compelling reasons for me.
That generated some real vitriol. One of the commenters here on this blog posted a snippet of my review on a political site, Google-stalked me generating a mini-bio for that community, and that was followed up by comments like:
“Wouldn’t it be a shame if such a person were to die in his sleep.”
“Someone needs to figure out how to teach them some manners again.”
“This is another one of those things that I simply will not tolerate. No. I will do something about this, something drastic if necessary. I have no choice.”
I guess of all the things I’ve ever written, I didn’t expect this sort of thing from a laptop bag review.
But on a blog posting interviews off the World Socialist Website, and offering commentary on free trade like “the single biggest weapon of economic devastation ever wreaked upon the world. Not even the bankers in their craven looting have done the damage free trade has done, to the small towns hollowed out by outsourcing in the United States and to the sweatshops and inhumane labor conditions in Mexico, Haiti, Vietnam, and countless other poor nations” I suppose everyone needs a break to threaten to kill a travel blogger reviewing a laptop bag.
I guess if anything untoward happens to me, investigators will start off with some juicy leads.