I don’t know why I do it. It’s like hearing Britany Spears news– you want to plug your ears and scream, but you don’t, and instead you’re glued to her latest insanity.
But Willy is back at it, over on his blog, claiming he’s been wronged by other Right Wing Hatemonger Authoritarians who are deleting his comments. He accused me of it once, but “took it back” when it was discovered his posts were landing in the spam filter (he didn’t change the title of his post, of course, just put in a small-font update saying the comment wasn’t deleted). [As an aside, the spam filter picks up posts with a lot of links and shuttles it over there as a precaution.]
He’s done this to other people where he trolls their posts for comments, and if he feels they aren’t fast enough in posting the comments, he’s being censored by the Right-Wing Authoritarian engine, and he feels much better about himself as he’s speaking truth to power.
It’s manufactured martyrdom. We’ve seen it with Cindy Sheehan. We’ve seen it with WTO protesters. We’ve seen it with military base protesters. Make someone “censor” you and it’s because you’re speaking truth to power.
Here’s his latest persecution by the Right-Wing:
Just wanted to document the ever increasing number of conservative religious authoritarians that have deleted my comments, not because of any vulgarity or insults, but just because my posts contained legitimate information that challenged their beliefs. These are people who say they stand ‘for the truth.’ Instead, what they really stand for is a narrow view of the world that they guard from debate and discussion with abject denial.
They pulled a “Mark Rose” on me. Check out their blogs and tell them hello from William:
Also note, most college newspapers have unmoderated blogs and discussion. You won’t find much of that at religious colleges like Liberty or Bob Jones. They wouldn’t want their students to have too many inconvenient truths, now would they? Forget about critical thinking, submission to dogma is far more important!
What’s wrong here? Well, Willy never cites the posts where he’s being censored. I don’t think his comments are being lost (I remember seeing 4-5 of his posts in my spam filter during the ‘censorship’ claim). So I scanned recent comments and found a comment from December 3rd, the same time he was being ‘censored’, over on Pistol Pete’s blog. In addition, in other comments, Pistol Pete clearly states his policy of editing video links unless he’s seen their content (which is reasonable, as anyone could be posting child porn links on a blog comment. I’ve checked Willy’s comments here, and aside from being incredibly boorish liberal propaganda, they’re ok.)
As for Webutante, I gave a look, and didn’t see any comments from Willy, so it’s nigh impossible to determine where is post was and where it’s gone.
In the meantime, I want to tell you about my own censorship campaign. I posted to Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, Think Progress, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, and Wonkette, and all of my posts were deleted. It doesn’t matter what post I put there– they were deleted, I tell you! Those liberal authoritarians are afraid of my comments. Go ahead. Prove to me that my comments weren’t deleted there!
Wait, you can’t? You can’t prove a negative? That’s right. So it’s a convenient method to claim foul without any substantive proof. And also, you may want to ask why your posts are being deleted? Too many links intercepted Willy’s posts here. Perhaps they are being intercepted by other spam filters?
I think I know Willy well enough to say that if he says he’s posting at these websites, he’s posting. But it’s clear he’s quick to injure and cry authoritarianism. He’s also quick to move out of the realm of rational dialogue and make fun of people due to physical characteristics, something terribly intolerant of him. Which is interesting considering a banner on his blog states:
Liberal: …generous, abundant, lavish, broadminded, tolerant, enlightened, charitable, free
UPDATE: Willy apologized for the baldness comment. All the hair remaining on my head thanks you.