Notes From The Margin

February 6, 2008

Why NFTM Links to the Three New Blogs….

I posted this as comment, but I’m placing it as a post to fully ventillate the issue.

If they represent an attempt by BLP supporters to CONSTRUCTIVELY engage the blogosphere, I believe that is worth encouraging. At the moment, the blogosphere is for the most part a group of persons who all say the same thing. I believe that blogs with a different view will enhance the blogosphere. Yes I am concerned that they have a connection to BFPE, for this reason they are “on probation” If they devolve into racist talk or threats then they are off the blogroll. I am not linking to any site that contains either death threats or racisim. To the point where I warned Cat Piss when he started to go down a race related line.

What happens in the blogosphere right now is that dissenting opinion is shouted down, blocked or smothered, criticism is seen as a personal attack, and the biggest blog BFP indulges known party hacks who use information that I know to be wrong. That’s right, they use OUTRIGHT LIES to further their own political ends and BFP is complicit in that.

Further, the lack of checking of information means that innocent people have their reputation smeared on a stage that carries a global audience. People who have done nothing wrong, in many cases who have done years of service get tarred and feathered because BFP wants to increase it’s number of visitors. I’m not saying that everyone accused on BFP is innocent, some need to be accused, but that is what makes the smears of the innocent worse.

I support freedom of speech and expression however I believe that this freedom comes with a responsibility to
use it correctly.

I consider linking to the new blogs to be an effort to foster diversity of opinion. There are a number of denizens of the blogosphere that have openly demonstrated that they do not want that diversity to happen.

Marginal.

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2 Comments »

  1. What happens in the blogosphere right now is that dissenting opinion is shouted down, blocked or smothered, criticism is seen as a personal attack, and the biggest blog BFP indulges known party hacks who use information that I know to be wrong. That’s right, they use OUTRIGHT LIES to further their own political ends and BFP is complicit in that.

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    Is it possible that you are only lamenting becuase BFP beat the BLP to the punch? I assume that you are referring to pro BLP comments as the opposing views that were allegedly shouted down on BFP. If so I disagree in many instances, where to my mind such comments could not stand on their own in the presence of and when subjected to the scrutiny of a wide cross section of persons. Many persons post their views at great risk to suffer from the BLP’s lust and love of victimization, why must the BLP now be given some approval? Do what you have to do, put your message and theirs out and if as you say it it is the truth, that it is a fair and honest dessenting opinion of opposing comments, let Barbadians decide on that, or is that too much for you risk?

    Comment by Adrian Hinds — February 6, 2008 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  2. Do what you have to do, put your message and theirs out and if as you say it it is the truth, that it is a fair and honest dessenting opinion of opposing comments, let Barbadians decide on that, or is that too much for you risk?

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    Adrian,

    That actually is what I am aiming for. I am not supporting any particular opinion posted on the three new blogs. What I am taking considerable flack for is their right to post an opinion at all. I have gotten considerable mail from persons who have simply withdrawn from the discussion on BFP and BU because of the abuse heaped on them for posting something other than what everyone “agrees” on. The blogosphere is poorer because of that.

    If these new blogs give a forum where those voices can be heard then this effort is worthwhile. Right now they don’t even make it on to the blogosphere. The reader can make their own judgements after they have BOTH sides of the argument.

    They aren’t getting that now.

    Marginal

    Comment by notesfromthemargin — February 6, 2008 @ 9:00 pm | Reply


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