Having a board taken over by a particular group is always a risk. Just look at your former Hannity site. Speech there is heavily moderated and it is essentially a far-left site. As someone with decades of experience running discussion forums I can tell you that when moderation of speech sets in the left flourishes. They are one group whose ideas need to be protected by moderators. If I decide to start moderating speech in the same way here, this will become a left-wing site very quickly. It will feel more like the Facebook or Twitter than the Wild West.
Now to your point on free speech…if I ban the individuals that you suggest as a result of their posts related to Judaism / Zionism shall I also ban those critical of Islam? How about those critical of Catholics? Does the line in the sand only apply to Judaism? If so, why and where does it get drawn? Is any criticism allowed? If so, what criticism specifically?
Let’s abandon free speech. Free speech is what got us to where we are now. You shouldn’t be allowed to say that kids can be drag queens. You also shouldn’t be allowed to make race mixing propaganda for that matter.
No one has a gun to your head. If you don’t like a thread, don’t post in it. If you don’t like a post don’t reply to it. If you need a private group to post then why don’t you just ask for one? Why does everyone else have to abide by your personal standards of what’s right and what isn’t?
And you are correct, Hannity became a far left site in large part because the liberals gamed with the flagging system. Which is why I don’t flag unless it is really, really bad.
To my knowledge, no one here plays that game.
I actually thought I’d enter this thread and see an update on RBG. Instead, it is new member with what to add to the topic?
The liberals did the same thing at Hannity. Agenda, troll, derail, plie on and bully. No difference from being called a “cuckservative” for not agreeing with hatred of ■■■■ than being called a “racist” for not agreeing with reparations.
And now I must go to work so I can actually write a check at the end of the year. So, I’m not bowing out but obligations call.
That’s an entirely different matter. The substance of the response is irrelevant. The fact that this thread was resurrected with an off-topic post is the larger issue.
What should have happened was the post in question should have been flagged as off-topic. That let’s me and Kelly know that we need to take action. If no one flags it we don’t get pinged and won’t know to look there until we start browsing the threads.
Instead of anyone flagging the post as off-topic there was a slew of replies and now 9+ hours later I have a lot to clean up. Or, I can just lock it and call it a day. Everyone who has replied, including myself at this point, has contributed to derailing the thread.
From my foxhole both sides give as good as they get. One side isn’t unfairly beating on the other. However, I am glad to start issuing bans for personal attacks if that’s what folks want. Just remember, if someone makes an edgy post and you take the bait and get a temporary ban there shouldn’t be any complaining. If we go down this road the best advice I can give is…don’t take the bait.
Same here - need to pay the monthly bill to keep the lights on and the door open for y’all.
I’m constantly amazed that so many resist that simple fact.
It’s like I said earlier in another thread: while King was far from a Constitutional conservative / Classic American Liberal his dream of people being judged by the content of their character, their ideology if you will, rather than by the color of their skin is one fundamentally opposed by the Left, to their very core.
“Woke” and King’s Dream are mutually exclusive of each other.
In this thread we’ve again seen “the ■■■■■ inclusive rather than “some” … some ■■■■ ramble on about the things that some whites ramble on about them rambling on about which in turn those ■■■■ take exception to in a Circle of Gripe and Gloat. With respect to these they are mutually the folks under the other’s beds … pity we can’t hook said proverbial bed up to generators.
The thing is, well, it’s all like being Woke but just with different flavors used. And just as dumb.
As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reminds us, the line between good and evil runs through the heart of every person and a just cause is the most seductive nourishment of baser parts of our soul of the abyss within.
Why the hatred for people of the ■■■■■■ faith or the christian faith or Muslims?
I don’t want to contribute to derailment of this thread, while I’m no big fan of selling out to Israel, or those that make Israel and ■■■■ in particular as root of all American problem. They are idiots.
Keep in mind we are a free society, as such we can be influenced by radicalism/extremism that exist in a free society.
While some see ■■■■ as a threat, I see the reminiscence of Soviet Union as greater threat then any ■■■■ For it is that what permeates our society that breads discontent that we are witnessing today.
And then we see the greed of those that support China even to a point of selling out American…some will say that’s a ■■■ thing. No…it’s just plain greed and yes the very nature of capitalism itself. Selling one the rope to hang themselves with.
So IMO those that are focused on Israel/■■■■ are missing the bigger picture and ignoring the real threat. They had bough into there strategy of divide and conquer.
This is a privately run forum. Freedom of speech need not apply here. There is no requirement that the hate and lies being spewed by anti-Semitic assholes be tolerated, that is entirely up to the sponsor.
That view point is admirable, but it won’t stop this site from becoming known on the Internet as an anti-Semitic hate site similar to StormFront.
It is also noteworthy that “sound argument” is subjective. Repeating the blatantly false evidence found on various anti-Semitic and conspiracy web sites does not constitute a sound argument. Those of us who spend time here know the difference, but the people doing internet searches who end up here do not. It is from those people who the reputation of the site will be formed. When they see a predominance of that crap being bandied about here, it doesn’t matter that a few of us are challenging it … they will see it as the theme of the site.
But hey … if that’s okay with you. I and others who are getting fed up with that crap can always leave, right?