Skip to comments.VANITY: An Open Letter to Jim Robinson About VDare
Posted on 11/21/2002 1:06:48 AM PST by Clinton Is Scum
My wife and I are longstanding members of Free Republic (since 1998). We were involved in the Pugget Sound chapter for awhile, and have supported the site financially.
I have heard from numerous sources that articles from Vdare may not be posted to Free Republic. Is this true? If so, can you please take a few minuts to explain your rationale for this policy?
I think Vdare is a terrific site. The editor of the site, Peter Brimelow, is a brilliant thinker and respected journalist. The site is concerned with "national identity" questions: immigration, affirmative action, bilingual education, multiculturalism. Yes, these are controversial issues, but the positions advocated by Brimelow and his colleagues are well within the range of opinions posted by FReepers every day. Anyhow, if we can't discuss controversial issues at Free Republic, where can we discuss them?
I hope it is OK to post this in the public forum. If you would prefer to discuss privately, please send me a FReepmail.
Clinton Is Scum
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The reality is quite different, isn't it, Jim?
Since you people aren't in power yet, Messrs. Robinson are still allowed to decide what is and what is not proper on THEIR SITE. When you ascend to power, you may dictate who is free and who is not for the entire country.
Until then, VDARE is free to post what it wants--on IT'S SITE. And FR is free to decide that racism is not a viable philosophy on IT'S SITE.
Hope this answers your foolish charges.
Does this explanation also cover your reasons for banning content and articles from American Patrol?
So, you "don't like" VDare and American Patrol and won't allow their content. But you do allow Salon.com, Democrats Underground, Washington Post, NPR, etc, etc (pure anti-American, socialist drivel). So can we assume that you "like" them more?
I know this is your sandbox, but such arbitrary and hubris-driven policies only serve to detract from FreeRepublic and sow mistrust of its owner. If you have further reasons for banning VDare and AP content, you certainly have not made your case despite repeated requests from several users. After 4 weeks of debate about such websites as VDare and American Patrol, all we have from you so far is that you "don't like it".
The Robinsons have no obligation to allow anything at all on their site. There is a very good reason for that, of course, because FR has many, many enemies.
If you want to peruse VDARE and American Patrol and racist sites such as that, you have all the freedom in the world to do so. But you do NOT have the right to bring their stuff over here and dump it like a load of garbage.
Keep it over there. I'm sure you can handle more than one website.
And if you'll notice, I am not apparently the only one that shares it. Note that it is not allowed to cross-post garbage from there to here.
If you post racist drivel from American Patrol and VDARE on FR, it WILL be construed as advocacy for those same positions.
FWIW, there are leftist sites like AntiWar.com that are ALSO not allowed on FR.
Who says that they have to "make their case"? Why are you so arrogant as to believe that you are owed an "explanation" by private owners of a private website as to why YOUR opinions are not shared?
You have a mighty high opinion of yourself--which is evidenced by your tendency to post pointless vanity posts on this subject. Most pointless vanity authors think theirs is the most important opinion on FR.
Ergo, there must be another reason that content from websites like American Patrol and VDARE aren't allowed.
Wonder if you can guess what it is?
Same to you, but more of it - IllBoy.
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