Wednesday, June 22, 2005
"All power to the Soviet!"
Some of you may know about my run-ins with the Bolshevik formerly known as Tzemach. I have been banned from even VIEWING his site, a harsh punishment that's the equivalent of scrambling FoxNews in China. He has also virtually approached posters who comment here not to enter "the tent", threatening to ban them if they do. For a while there I thought that he had recovered from whatever irked him, but I was wrong, Bolsheviks do not forget nor forgive.
Which gets me to wonder: Why is it that a blogger who claims to seek the truth and expose the wrongdoings of the mainstream Charedi press and society and the PR machines of certain groups does the same thing? Does he not prove himself to be one of the same? Does his dishing out of terms like "Idiot", "Hungarian from a rathole" give him the feelings he never feels?
There is a certain rush and excitement to arguing over the internet about "hot" topics, especially with people who were spoon-fed hatred towards Lubavitch from their youngest years, but it's nothing but foolish. Other topics can be discussed, but not these because people generally do not change their opinions concerning other people.
I had originally set up this blog as a free forum of opinions that would encourage civil and clean debate. We would discuss similar issues with no fear of "the knock at the door" by the goons (banning for those of you in BP). I do not ban anyone, no matter how stupid and disrespectful the remarks. Malach will attest to that. I realize it's easier to run a blog focusing on the negative, but that's the break we have to deal with, we try and take the somewhat higher road.
I encourage your comments, especially with names attached to them. If you're afraid of retribution e-mail me and tell me your new handle/name. Tell your friends and visit often. I wish TA a רפואה שלמה בתושח"י, and may we hear only good news.