today for the first time i am obliged to clean up comments. as an advocate of free speech, i don't want to censor comments. but there isn't any choice, with a crowd like the LGFers.
it's as if you had a party and one of the guests started to throw liquor on the other guests or scream uncontrollably. or wildly start groping somebody else's girlfriend.
uncoy.com is a place for civilized debate and conversation. no screaming or throwing liquor allowed. your opinions are welcome. histrionics and violence are not.
with the LGFers it goes farther. charles johnson has assembled one of the most unruly and unpleasant mobs since nero.
it may be a virtual mob - thank heavens we do not need to smell, taste or see your horde - but is no less a mob.
charles johnson for some reason prefers to call his mob, lizards rather than trolls. the distinction is lost on me:
Call on the LGF Clue Phone™ for Mr. Yglesias: lizards are not trolls, and trolls are not lizards....Thanks to all lizardoid minions (and regular folks too) who expressed support for me and LGF. You guys are a very smart bunch, and you should be proud of the way you acquitted yourselves, there and in the recent altercation at Winds of Change.
it seems this is an organised band determined to subvert open debate and throught their clamour and violence. vandalism (?). in short, brownshirt tactics.
i understand that these are serious charges, but charles johnson has been guiding and shaping these assaults on the mild-mannered and sincere matthew yglesias, who is a guy who even has the courage to admit his own mistakes.
yglesias's characterization of charles is spot on.
The true genius of LGF, however, can only be discovered by browing through the pre-9/11 bits of the archives -- mild-mannered tech blogger suddenly driven mad by terrorist attack. A tragedy for the internet age.
i even remember visiting the LGF weblog in distant times for information on web design on a mac.
neil at tacitus has documented another three cases of brownshirt tactics on the part of charles johnson and his mob.
those who encourage brownshirts should not forget the fate of ernst roehm.
justice, civility, equality before the law, due process. all have been easily disposed of in the last few years.
whatever values of democracy charles purports to attach himself to have long since been subverted by the patriot acts one and two, guatanomo bay, flouting of the geneva convetion, WMD and the unilateral invasion of a sovereign nation. to mention just a few things in passing.
what do these people want? clean your own house first.
gradually the lizard reference begins to make sense.
Let me suggest the following: If you've got at least two websites, apparently owned by different people, whose expressed purpose is to watch your every move and report on alleged racism, bigotry, and/or prejudice on your blog, you've got a public relations problem. A serious public relations problem.