As of right now, Alas, a Blog is off the ‘roll*. Why? This post is a good example – once again, a bit of raw progressive meat is tossed into the shark tank also known as ‘comments’. And watch them motherfuckers circle as the water quickly turns crimson.
It’s now official: Amp is the Dean Esmay of ‘progressive’ bloggers. Hey, if he wants to play host to a dickwaving college debate club filled almost solely with his racist and misogynist buddies, more power to him. This blog won’t be referring anyone to him (and the same goes to Hugo Schwyzer, who’s also scrubbed as of today for similar reasons – and should have been shown the door ages ago).
Sure, I’ll still drop by to read posts by Rachel, Mandolin and Maia; but I’ll be goddamned if I read the comments. These days my blood pressure can only take so much repressed aggravation, especially when the only reasonable response one can come up with anymore is ‘fuck you, you, especially you and the anti-everything-progressive hobbyhorse y’all rode in on’.
Maintaining ‘civility’ should not hinge upon providing a largely unchallenged, unbalanced, and essentially wide-open platform to those who’d be the first ones to put a boot on my neck (if and) when the revolution comes (or look the other way while someone else does the dirty work for them).
But hey, the fact you still throw a few crumbs here and there to the neegros and feminazis is sure mighty white of you, Amp; have fun playing footsie with your new constituency.
*At this point, I’m sure Amp is scratching his head going “who the hell is matttbastard?” Well, 1. I’m a loyal lurking reader since early 2002; and 2. Fuck you, that’s who I am.