I once had a blogger threaten to get WordPress to shut down my blog – because I called him on the global warming scam. He got very narky with me and turned real dictatorial. Feel free to pick up the thread here – and work your way through the dialogue. This blogger threw all sorts of insults and threats at me – even suggesting I was a troll – just for stating my opinion and asking a few questions.
So, where am I going with this post? Well, I firmly believe the leftest, socialist groundswell that has seeped into the minds of a portion of western populations, has had a direct effect on the basic principle of free-speech. So, now… if I ask questions about lies being forced on us then I become toxic? Since when must enquiring minds be silenced because they ask questions? Since when is civil conversation construed as hate speech?
Is blogging not about interaction with fellow bloggers? Is the fun of blogging not enhanced by comments and further cross-pollination of ideas? I enjoy reading other posts – and if the whim takes me, I comment. Sometimes I even get a tad creative… like I did when visiting this post of Sheila’s. Bindweed... yes, it’s not a pleasant plant – I’ve been having fun with it in our back garden this summer – thanks to the neighbours allowing their plants to jump over the back fence. So… when I liked Sheila’s post, the following ditty manifest itself…
a pest indeed!
child of an errant seed…
I hear you plead,
please help my need
of this plight to be freed!
take note, take heed,
eradicate this with speed!
A vile green weed,
will choke turnip and swede,
pollution indeed, we all firmly agreed!
Pollution indeed… we all firmly agreed! Yes, we should be able to debate and discuss topics of interest… and not be shouted down or insulted because we differ!