Blogpower votes on my membership
Blogpower, a group of which I am a member of wants to get rid of me again. You may remember that a few months ago there was a vote and in the end I got to stay. The vote this time is over the same thing – my membership of the BNP. Apparently it conflicts with the Blogpower ethos which doesn’t really exist except for the Blogpower manifesto which it seems I am the only one taking it seriously, especially rule 2 which says:
2] be broadminded and accept that others in the scheme are going to have views opposed to ours. So what?;
Some of the members have complained that I mentioned the BNP while promoting the Blogpower awards; they forget that I also talked about Santa.
Those complaining about me are trying to kid themselves that they support free speech when in reality they are paying lip service to it. They say something along the lines of “I support your right to free speech but I don’t have to promote it by having you in the Blogpower blogroll”. To me, that’s like saying “I support your right to life but I don’t have to phone an ambulance or give you CPR if you have a heart attack. I also won’t tell anyone that you are dying”.
Last time a situation like this happened we decided that those who had the problem could delete those blogs from their blogroll. Some of the bloggers did and now these bloggers want to go further even though they aren’t linking to me anyway.
The poll is happening now. I hope the members can find a way to put personal differences aside and work together but it seems unlikely that they will.