Folks, I hate playing the censor. I really dislike having to intervene in user comments here. However, sometimes it’s necessary.
Comments like “this race is sub-human”, or “they do things like that because of their race, nothing else”, and the like, are simply not acceptable. For a start, they’re blatantly untrue. Many issues have to do with culture, rather than race. The existence of highly esteemed and respected individuals of every race proves that. The color of one’s skin does not automatically mean that one’s behavior will be that of a gang-banger or thug. One’s parentage, upbringing, the circumstances in which one has lived, etc. are going to have a much greater effect on that – which is why, dealing with prison gangs (which I’ve done ad nauseam), I found very little difference between those of one race and those of another. They all behaved equally criminally, because that was their common culture.
There’s another aspect to comments like that. They’re going to be used as a method to attack conservative outlets, seeking to drive them off the Internet. (The latest attack was on Baen’s Bar, a forum that’s been in existence for decades. You can read Larry Correia’s take on it here.) I don’t have to worry about that with most of my commenters here, because they respect my wish to keep this place family-friendly, and self-moderate their comments accordingly. However, there are some who don’t seem to get it. Friends, I respect your right to have your own opinions, even if I don’t share them: but please, express them in a way that doesn’t attack others personally for factors such as race, creed or color. That’s not what we’re about here.
I don’t want to go to full comment moderation, largely because I don’t have time for it. If we all work together, that won’t be necessary. Thanks.