I've left the same comment ab0ut 20 times this evening on someone's blog. The person keeps deleting it, so I decided to go ahead and post it here so I'll get a chance to say my two cents. I do get that we all have the right to delete whatever we feel like from our blogs. It seems to me though that if we delete every comment which isn't gushing, fulsome validation of our views, we're falling into the trap of being worshippers of the echo chamber, of posting solely for the predictable reward of an endless repetition of fawning, treacly praise, whether that praise is deserved or not.
Anyway, below is the comment in question. It's on this blog. For the record, there have been numerous other comments deleted by this blogger tonight, by several different people. You'd think if he had any balls, he'd be able to deal with a little criticism, but testicular fortitude doesn't seem to be his strong point.
Hello Thoth. We haven't interacted for a while, so maybe you don't remember me. I remember you though. About a year ago you did a post titled "Difference Between Male and Female Infidelity." I, along with numerous other people, took you to task for the sweeping generalizations about gender in the post, and for some of the charming little snippets you'd written there such as:
"If you cheated on your man a long time ago but you managed to stay together, know this. If you ever catch him staring at you, he sees cum all over your face. Smile."
Smile indeed. The odd thing is that, though the post is still there, you seem to have gone through the thread and deleted a lot of the comments, including the ones I left. It's almost as if you were cleaning up a crime scene after the fact. I do remember that evening that, after the exchange of commentary on the post, you made it a point to follow several of the women OSers who you were displeased with to their blogs and leave shitty little comments; it was quite stalkerish really. Here's the one you left on my blog:
O my God,
I really did not think that you were such a bad writer.
You are just an idiot.
APRIL 06, 2009 12:40 AM
To which I of course replied:
Why hello! It's the funny smirking cum-on-his-face man! How are you doing today you hilarious little narcissist?
APRIL 06, 2009 12:51 AM
Is any of this ringing a bell?
Well, anyway, I just wanted to say congratulations on rehabilitating yourself since those days, or more accurately, on fooling quite a few people into thinking you're something other than a misogynistic, creepy little fuckhead.
Oh, and "beautiful post, rated." Saying something like that is much easier than actually reading a post isn't it? How very supportive you must seem to a certain type of gullible OSer, the ones who don't notice that the majority of your comments are cardboard, cookie-cutter pablum.