Tolerating the Intolerant

It is my privilege to provide support for the most marginalized voices in the Western World. Most recently, I have offered my views on the state of American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS). Racism has been directed at them 24/7 for 401 years and counting. The “Framers” framed them at a 3/5th value in their Constitution, and Amendments to that legal document always included an “unless” clause.

Consider this a teaser for my next blog entry. However, the occasion for this entry is to note a policy change. Comments must now be moderated before they are published in order to prevent anyone from unilaterally declaring themselves an editor of this blog. Unfortunately, nine hours expired before I discovered that such a breach had occurred. A set of four lengthy diatribes, including two ad hominem attacks, spewed forth before I had logged on for the day.

My apologies to all and each for those nine hours.

Thanks for reading.

One thought on “Tolerating the Intolerant”

  1. I can relate to this, Bill. I had to moderate all comments from almost the very beginning of my blog. Whenever I published anything about Native American/Indigenous Peoples’ issues, I would attract long-winded racist die – a – tribes (pun intended). I decided I would not allow any comments that denigrated anyone on my blog, which is why it was not even easy for me to post “The Liar Tweets Tonight” by Roy Zimmerman and the ReZisters. There’s enough meanness, ugliness, and stupidity in the world. There need to some sanctuaries for people who want to learn and connect in meaningful ways. I am grateful that you provide one… 💜

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