Thursday, 16 October 2008

Getting Lonely

Two of my favourite blogs have reached the end of the line this week. The author of A Holiday In The Sun is emigrating, while The Moving Finger has been forced off the web by threats. I shall miss them.
The threats to The Moving Finger are a disturbing development. I don't know who he is or what his circumstances are, but obviously his position is insecure and open to attack in some way. Yet, the internet is supposed to provide a safe medium for the disadvantaged to be heard. My own personal situation is fairly secure. I am too small a fish to be worth the cost and risk of assassination, and there is no other way they can get to me. I don't need to be brave, therefore. TMF, however, was commendably courageous to try fighting from a position of weakness, and it is a shame and a disgrace that his enemies have been able to force him to quit. I just hope that he gave himself away by something that he wrote, and has not been betrayed by a breach of confidence at If a major blog host could not handle political material securely it would be an international scandal.


Ugh, It's Him! said...
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Ozo the Bozo said...

Never mind. come and read my blog for some sound thinking about our proven track record

TonyTheProf said...

"News from Nowhere" is still continuing on my blog, and I will continue to scrutinise decisions in the States.