A lot of Era users consider themselves to be good stand up people. Pride flags, strong left wing views, posting on Era in support of progressive issues etc. Then make a complete show of themselves in threads like this over, and over, and over again. Not as well natured and mannered as they like to think, and definitely don't like being called out on it. Some of the posts in this thread are a disgusting embarrassment and at this point it is expected. Ghoulish is absolutely the right term.