If I ever pull a stunt like this -- please, just shoot me.
DJ Drummond, a blogger over at our right-leaning Wizbang Network sister site Wizbang, closed off a comment thread today with the announcement you see above. He's apparently decided that the commenters in that thread don't have anything more to say....
DJ took upon himself, in his post ironically titled The Lost Art of Constructive Debate no less, to edit and delete comments which he felt didn't meet his standards for constructive discourse. It looks like DJ eventually grew tired of editing and deleting comments that just weren't up to his high standards, so he just shut down the discussion all together.
Is it just me, or do you agree that a fair number of conservatives "just don't get it" when it comes to the use of heavy-handed tactics to try to force people to think as they do?
Send the police out to a demonstration and allow them to crack a few protester's skulls and you haven't stopped future protests from happening, instead you've virtually guaranteed that the next protest will be bigger than the last. Ban a commenter from commenting at a blog, and the banned commenter just finds a way around the ban and causes more trouble than they were previously. Tell people to not buy a particular singing group's CDs because you disagree with the group's political viewpoint, and they are handed several Grammys in response.
Whatever. DJ has the software permissions to shut down his post's comment thread like that - as I have those permissions with regards to the posts I write. But if I ever do...please, just shoot me. I see no reason to continue to blog if I reach the point where the only opinions I'm willing to listen to are those that agree with my own...
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