For readers who were wondering why comments were closed on the previous post, the following text may provide some hints. It was my answer to a commenter named “Scottish Infidel” on a recent news feed thread.
Well, McInfidel, I’ll answer a few of your points.
The problem is you have a responsibility to air all views no matter how bias you are, this is an imperative part of running a website that deals with important issues.
No, I don’t, and no, it isn’t.
My responsibility is to run this site in a manner that seems to me to serve our mission in the best way possible. No more and no less. That means I exclude anything that seems detrimental to our mission, according to my own best judgment. Neither you nor anyone else (besides my wife) gets to tell me how to run this blog.
Those readers who are satisfied with the way we run it contribute their hard-earned money to enable us to keep it alive. Those who don’t save their money for what they consider a more worthwhile cause. Or, better yet, they get disgusted with my high-handed ways and go somewhere else.
I don’t know you personally and have nothing against you personally, though I can say I am not happy with the fact that if you plainly disagree with what someone says you shall fail to publish it.
You obviously haven’t been paying attention, or you’d have noticed that I approve innumerable comments I don’t agree with — including many of your own.
It’s not whether I agree with them, it’s whether I consider them detrimental to the value of this site. If I do, then out they go. It doesn’t disturb me in the slightest if I am “biased”, engaging in “censorship”, or committing any of the other offenses imputed to me by irate commenters whose words have been deleted.
After what I’ve been through over the past six years running this enterprise, such matters are of no consequence to me.
Everyone has something to bring to the table on here, denying them their points of view is basically the same as what the government agencies and MSM etc are doing across the globe .
I most definitely am not doing what the government does, since this is a private enterprise. I’m like the barman at the Rose & Crown — when I see a patron staggering around and getting belligerent, I say, “Looks like you’ve had enough, laddie! Out wi’ ye!” Then I pick him up by his virtual collar and belt and pitch him down the front steps onto the rain-soaked cobbles, with no right of appeal.
As for the MSM — they are biased in one direction, and I’m biased in the opposite direction. Big deal. I don’t care.
As soon as Zionism is mentioned it seems you clam up and don’t want to know, I have nothing against the Jewish peoples, though there is people in that faith who practice supremacy and even hate against non Jewish peoples, white gentiles call them what you may?
You’re damned right I don’t want to know! I can’t tell you how sick I am of the endless antagonistic blah-blah about Zionism and those perfidious Jooooos. I’ve heard it all before, ten thousand times over.
When I post something I consider important that breaks new ground — say, for example, the al-Shabaab connection with the building in Minneapolis that blew up — it gets about six comments. But if a post mentions the word “Jews”, the Zionist-obsessed commenters kick off immediately and continue, comment after comment, drooling down the page for days or even weeks, sometimes a hundred or more of them, fifty or sixty thousand words of the same old schist, repeated over and over again, ad nauseam.
I know it all by heart. I could write it out in advance myself. Everybody knows it; we’ve all heard it before. And except for the Jew-obsessed, everyone is heartily sick of it.
That’s why I start deleting those comments. There’s only so much of it I can take. Not only that, it ruins the comment thread for those who would prefer to discuss something else.
Comments are open here, but I’m in no mood to tolerate another one of those interminable threads about the Jooooos.
People are entitled to be obsessed with the Jews. They’re even free to talk about their obsession, at any length they choose, without hindrance. But not here. This is our living room, not a public space. The topic is no longer acceptable here.
Take it to your own blog, and hold forth there to your heart’s content. Or join in the discussion in one of those Internet forums where people share your preoccupations. There are thousands of them out there. They’d love to have you.