Published: March 20, 2012
This is ridiculous to me, but I guess to be 100% fair to all who visit this page, I ought to post this statement up front:
I have made it clear from the outset that I am simply not interested in arguing with people with opposing views over the internet. To disregard that request is, in my view, trollish behavior. "Discussion" is a waste of my time. Every minute I spend "arguing" with someone (who has not arguments, but rather, beliefs) is a minute spent away from poastering, sending emails, making phone calls, trying to raise a little money, and other useful things to advance Occupy/Anon/anti-SOPA, and other progressive movements.
If someone wants to discuss on this page how to advance the goals of Occupy, Anon, anti-SOPA, pro-women, 'green,' etc., or, how to make these poasters more effective (including suggestions and requests), they will be welcomed and their comments will receive a courteous reply. If people want to exchange friendly, admiring, helpful, or even flirtatious, back-and-forths on here, somehow related to the content, that's great. If people want to point out technical problems, or, a possible infringement of someone else's work, I will be most attentive and gentlemanly.
If you want to argue with someone, fine, just do it with someone else, and not here. I am dead-set in my convictions, and I have no interest in trying to persuade you that you should change your beliefs. You can say whatever you want on your own page, but you may not do so here.
Now, as to the BANHAMMER. If you engage in political trolling on this page (defined as arguing with what most would generally consider to be the pro-Occupy, pro-Anon position on the key issues of economic justice, peace, privacy, women's rights, environmentalism, internet freedom, and civil liberties), you will receive the BANHAMMER and be blocked. If you even breathe the names Ayn Rand or Ron Paul or dare to utter any of her or his Objectionable-ist nonsense, you will receive the BANHAMMER and be blocked. I also ban people who express misogynistic, racist, and other reactionary views, or, who express themselves with gross profanity.
I am no one special; I'm simply a guy who knows what he is doing here, why he is doing it, and wishes not to waste precious time that could be better spent fostering a humane democratic revolution around the world. I am not some kind of anti-free speech troglodyte, but rather, really a nice guy, and a great listener. It's just that after a while, one gets to a place where he wishes to be engulfed by the dulcet tones of artistic discourse and to eschew the coarse banter of Squawk Radio.
This is as clear as I can possibly be.