Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Yesterday I did something I thought I would never have to do and I did it with a very heavy heart: I removed a comment from this blog.
Of course we all remove spam and such like but on this occasion the post contained the apparent views of one of our community: a friend in Blogland.
The person concerned is well known to many of us for his unusual approach to lots of subjects and is generally very entertaining and, yes, often controversial. Whilst having a deep intake of breath when I first read the comment I decided that free speech overruled my desire to delete it immediately. I prevaricated. Then a very close friend who to whom fairness is absolute and injustice anathema pointed out that it crossed the boundaries by any standards. So I removed it.
I can't express how sad I feel.
Will it matter a couple go days from now? Of course not. But at this moment it weighs heavily upon me.