Thursday, October 25, 2007

Censorship By And For The People

There's a few blogs that I visit habitually. The first, of course, is my own. I'm always anxiously awaiting my next incisive perspective on the world. Golly, what will I think of next? Next stop is a political blog that conveniently assembles the latest video clips of Maher, Colbert, Stewart, etc. Everyone in the comments section is snarling and easily-provoked because it is, after all, politics. Lastly, there's an excellent blog that showcases the goings on in the world of animation.

Reader feedback on blogs obviously is a tricky affair. There's the "flamers", "spammers", "whammers", "bammers", the "thank-you-mammers" etc. There's always going to be a certain parasitic element that abuses the forum which then forces the moderator to eliminate those kinds of comments. I'm fine with that. Lately, though, I've had a few of my own contributions to the aforementioned blogs eliminated simply because I was voicing an opinion that was at variance with the tribe. My comments were NOT brimming ith invectives, spam, links to 911 conspiracies or any tomfoolery like that.

I find it all rather dismaying and surprisingly thin-skinned.

A threat? Me?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Censorship is what makes America America. The right to free speech, as long as it's pre-approved and within the realm of what's allowed. It's free, after all. What do you expect for free? You have to pay for the good speech. (it's not what's inside that matters, just the label you put on it)

Here are links:

Invectives

Spam (this is quite a site)

911 conspiracy?

tomfoolery

Thank you from me and the rest of the Anonymous Family Singers.

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Geritopia said...

Next!

Cocovan said...
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Ann O'Nymous said...

This is a riveting discussion! (Please don't delete me!)

comment deleted said...

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Cocovan said...

Hello?