Farewell to Scott Abrahams

Scott Abrahams, outgoing CEO of Star Observer, makes this timely observation:

When someone in the community finds the courage to take a stand, we bitch about them, belittle them and hide behind the cloak of online anonymity to to take personal swipes at them. I know it is true — I’ve been on the receiving end of plenty of these attacks, and almost every community leader I know has been through the same cycle. They are disturbing, vicious, gutless attacks designed not to further debate, but to hurt and wound. And they do us no favours.

I agree, and I would love to know why we’ve reached this point. Any thoughts?  Thanks, Scott.