Today – Monday 21 January 2013 – I decided to abandon commenting on the Daily Telegraph’s website, where I’ve been commenting for several years now, and to focus sharing my thoughts here on my own blog. I’ve left this blog dormant for some months, but I shall crank it up over the coming days and weeks. I shall still comment on articles that I read in the Daily Telegraph and elsewhere. However, at least when I share them here they won’t be mysteriously deleted by other people’s ‘moderators’ … which has been happening more and more frequently lately.
Incidentally, I checked the statistics with Disqus and can see that, as at today, I made 4,296 comments on Daily Telegraph articles and earned 94,090 ‘Likes’.
Something weird is happening in our society. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but ‘Orwellian’ comes to mind. I don’t think I’m being paranoid here – certainly I hope not. However, the point is that I’ve had enough of being ‘moderated’ and would prefer the freedom to speak without others deciding on the merits of my views and, moreover, whether they should be heard at all.
I hope you’ll join me. Take a look at the ‘About (Life, the Universe and Everything’)’ section of my blog to see where I’m coming from.