Because the anti-Israel crowd is made up of really stupid people, and because I feel the need to channel my inner Hulk, I think it’s time once again to tell all of the tiny-brained, tiny-penised neo-Nazis, as well as the tiny-brained anti-Israel libs and Euroweenies who think they are doing this for our own good, and also the tiny-brained who have no real critical thought processes and simply repeat the latest Chomsky talking points that they heard at the last party, or over coffee in Starbucks, or maybe even during that one time they were actually paying attention in the World History requirement that they had to take, but that they really wanted to be Film Comedy, because that awesome Adam Sandler flick where he teaches the kid to piss on a wall was on the syllabus, but damn, the scheduling conflict really screwed that up.
You see, there’s been an influx of anti-Israel trolls and commenters lately, due to the news sites partnering with Sphere and other agencies, so that sometimes, when I reference a news article, my blog in turn is referenced on that site. It may be Yahoo News, it may be CNN, but whenever I get a reference from there, I get an influx of anti-Israel creeps who seem to be quite upset that they have found a pro-Israel blogger. And they are mystified as to why I won’t publish their comments.
So to save their little peabrains from exploding over the concept that not everyone is actually interested in hearing what they have to say, I was thinking of perhaps adding a rule to my comments policy. One that said that I will delete comments that don’t exactly break the No Israel-bashing rule, but that are still extremely stupid and annoying to me. And then I thought: No. The fact that this is my blog means that goes without saying. I don’t have to approve a single, solitary comment. I don’t have to even have comments. Hell, I didn’t for the first few years I was a blogger. But as to adding that rule, it was because I sometimes get emails or further comments from people whose comments I don’t approve, in which they say “I didn’t break any rules, why won’t you approve my comment?” If I add that rule, I could refer back to it.
It’s my blog, and that’s why I didn’t approve your comment. It’s my blog, and that’s why I get to tell people to take their Israel-hating venom and shove it up their asses, because the only way it gets on my blog is when I put it into a post to mock it.
It’s my blog, and that’s why all of some previous commenters’ comments go into the killfile automatically. They lost their commenting privilege—and it is a privilege, not a right—and that’s the end of that.
It’s my blog, and I get to set the rules of what I’d like to read in my comments section.
Do I want to have posts with long, interesting discussions about Israel? You betcha. Will I get them if I allow the Israel-bashers in? No. Won’t happen. Because everywhere else online, every single unmoderated conversation about Israel is ultimately hijacked by the anti-Israel scumbags. And sooner or later, out comes the anti-Semitism. You have the Stormfront POS’s, the David Duke POS’s, the Pat Buchanan POS’s, and the general, all-around anti-Semitic POS’s simply waiting for the opportunity to spout their venom any place they can, and when they find a blog like mine, with such a large Jewish readership, and so many unabashed Zionists, well, they are not merely POS’s, they are also just as happy as pigs in shit. (The fact that they resemble those selfsame pigs is not lost upon me or my readers.) So why make anti-Semitic POS’s happy if I have the chance to piss them off? It’s a no-brainer. And knowing I have made yet another anti-Semitic bastard a little less happy with his life, well, that’s just the icing on the cake.
Do I think that all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic? Nope. But all unmoderated discussions (and many moderated ones) about Israel always seem to wind up there. So until that changes (or the world does, whichever comes first), I’m going to keep on pissing off the Jew-haters by not approving their Israel-hating comments. (Oh, and I’ll keep on pissing off the people who used to comment here, but can’t anymore, because they’re apparently too stupid to understand that their comments go, unread, into the trash.)
There. I feel much better now. Time to go check the mailbox and see what the aggregator dragged in, so I can piss off yet another Jew-hater.
It’s not a bug. It’s a feature.