Against my own best judgment I have been persuaded to reopen the comments. I reserve the right to shut things down again if mitigating the rising tide of rudeness, cruelty, and willful ignorance becomes too much of a time sink. While I welcome thoughtful and considerate conversation, I don’t owe nitwits a platform.
“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.”
Robert Quillen, as quoted in The School Day Begins (1967) by Agnes Krarup
Terms and conditions apply. Rather than automatically giving people with previously-approved comments an automatic pass, I am now manually approving each comment. As I’m trying to visit the internet no more than once per day, with glorious moments where I avoid the digital realm for several days, your comment might sit around for a while before being approved. I try to respond to all of the comments that I approve.
And to be clear, I’m not approving every comment. If you’re not adding something useful to the conversation, I’ll stop you at the door. I pay rent on this place. My house, my rules. This ain’t Facebook where you can spew any dumb shit into the void and try to justify it as “free speech”. I’m not running an exchange of ignorance; we have plenty of those already.
I mean seriously, as a guy is trying to subvert an election and set himself up as dictator, his supporters are holding Senate hearing crying that social media is mean to them by holding them to a standard of civil behavior. These goons crack me up.