Then again, we have some historical of revolutions in which, after the old order faded away, people went batshit insane. Did you know that the term coup de grace came from the merciful death by guillotine that 'opposition' to the revolution would beg for after being tortured publicly? Also, some ladies man wrote about attending the public torture frequently, because the ladies would get all nice and lusty after watching them, and it was easy for him to get laid afterword. People do lose control pretty easily, just maybe not in the situations we'd expect them to.
Anyway, I think that when the article was posted people could have just discussed the possibilities mentioned in the article, instead of getting into a catfight about it. For all the talk of wanting to focus on 'real' things only, the people who are advocating realistic discussion sure aren't discussing things in the way anyone I've ever met in person would.