Saturday, September 29, 2007
First off my apologies that we even have to have this discussion. Earlier in the week, I posted a An Idea for a discussion, and it was a very simple small Embryo of an idea. It was not meant to be imflammatory or incendiary in nature, it was an idea of something that might be good for bloggers. But something happened in the Comment section that is still on my mind and my heart. During the night the person, this one person that I do not know and have never met before, or even seen on any other blogs , came and left insults and rude comments, personal attacks. Called me Eva Braun and a liar, and on and on. Sneaking in when people were asleep. It was like having Mud thrown at my house in the Middle of the Night. It was hurtful. I can't help but wonder is it because I am a woman, that this person felt empowered to do this? I don't really have a reason, since I don't know this person and have never met them, and as far as I know I did nothing to provoke them. But I do know it is pain that I don't need, and yes, I deleted the Comments that were attacking me.
The Unification idea below, I have no idea what will happen...I do know that it is a discussion worth having, and maybe I guess I am not the one that should have brought it up, but I don't regret putting it on the table. I certainly never expected to be attacked for suggesting such a thing...and maybe I was not the one that should have put it on the table. So if others want to continue the discussion elsewhere I understand....
I have run this blog for over 2 years, Watergate Summer was my first Blog, and yes I run it like a coffee shop, and I ask that people be nice to each other, talk quietly amoungst yourselves when I am not here or if I am at work. Treat each other with care and respect...pour coffee and discuss, but not argue in a way that people get hurt. No Personal attacks are allowed , because that means that people get hurt. And yes, I am very sad when I have to show someone the Door and ask that they please not hurt me or those that come here to read and talk......
This is not about censorship it is about Personal Attacks and Pain and being allowed a Respite from all the Hatemongering that we see and hear everyday....and for a long time I have tried hard to create a space that nurtures, that is why I post stories, thoughtpieces,quotes, and art and music to every title. I try to take care of those that are trying to get through this Hellish Time in history. It is a simple goal really....and maybe selfish of me. My blog for over 2 years has been about trying to have a place where people could find Hope, even for 5 minutes.
So my apologies that a post about something good became a place of pain and strife.
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