Thursday, March 15, 2012

Today's Attacks on A HuffPo Blogger

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea wrote a very short article about the possibility of war with Iran, and looked upon it with approval. Here is his conclusion:
"There are certain parallels between the current crisis in Syria and the events of the 1930s. When dealing with brutal regimes, with which one cannot live peacefully in the long run, hesitation only prolongs human suffering and fills the oppressed with bitterness. Weakness on the part of the democracies discourages those who strive for freedom, and at the same time encourages unstable and weak regimes to pursue new and unpredictable policies."
Unfortunately this violated one of the cardinal rules of writing at the Huffington Post, so the moderators stepped aside and let a flood of insults carry through the comment section. Some criticisms of his point of view were legitimate, others were not:

By the way, if you look at the thread you'll see approximately one in five comments have been removed. None of the above are included, and based on context it looks like it affected only those who agree with the author. Isn't that telling.

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