Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Autonomist goes bunker...

Having scanned a few conservative blogs' reaction to Obama's win my impression is that most are receiving the news gracefully. There are of course also exceptions. Here's one by the Far Right Wing's "defenders of Liberty", The Autonomist, on their new commenting policy:

Old policy:
People from across the political spectrum are encouraged to post comments on The Autonomist. Political blogs are the perfect venue forfreewheeling, rough and tumble discussion of current events, so the liberal commenting policy on The Autonomist reflects that. If you can't take a slight or two in the heat of spirited debate and discussion, then commenting here is probably not for you. [All strikethrough is theirs]

New policy:
We now welcome commenters with conservative viewpoints only. Since the election of Barack Hussein Obama as US President, and the great probability that he and his Party will try to reinstitute the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" to stifle dissent aimed at him and his policies, we no longer accept comments that reflect leftwing views.

This blog is now strictly an intellectual meeting place for conservatives and other non-leftists until further notice. Any comments expressing leftwing views will be deleted, and those leaving such comments will be banned.

The Autonomist site will not grant the Left any opportunity to air its talking points or to advance its agendas now that it controls the most powerful office in America.

As one commenter (commenting on the post announcing the new site policy) put it:
That reminds me of what the main character did in George orwells "1984"

Joseph Goebbels would have been proud.

Exactly: Wingnutz of the World, unite and join The Autonomist (as otherwise there won't be much left of it anyway)...

Guys, you should be deeply ashamed of yourself for thinking such a policy is somehow conducive to the conservation of Liberty...

I guess it's now a matter of time before one of the wingers complains about this ludicrous form of censorship. Or is that hoping for too much?


At 6:24 PM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

Funny how liberals are so oblivious to irony. You read but you don't understand. This is a protest against the plans of the LEFT to ban free speech and replace it with "fair" speech. The left is trying to pass the "Fairness Doctrine", a piece of legislation that would ban conservative talk shows as illegal bias.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Gert said...


Look in the comment section of that blog: people are being banned and comments are being deleted. There is no irony there: they mean (until further notice) every syllable of the new policy.

The joke's on you, not me.

At 7:56 PM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

Again, they are doing this as a PROTEST! It is to show how disgusting the left is for putting forward legislation to ban conservative dissent.

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Gert said...

If so, this is the kind of protest that gets you nowhere. What's more it's highly pre-emptive. The "fairness doctrine" hasn't been passed yet. There's a good chance it will be blocked still.

Two wrongs don't make a right...


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