I started this weblog with Zach Latif less than 2 weeks ago with a “soft launch.” But it is already starting to draw traffic, so I suppose I should lay this out there: I am very strict about my comment standards, so if you don’t want to waste your time, be careful about how you comment, and what you comment, on my posts. I’m liable to simply delete them if I find them useless. I am prompted by interactions I recently had with commenter “HariS.” This commenter came to my attention in an exchange where I perceived that he was dull (i.e., lower than 2 standard deviations above the norm in IQ). Dullness is no sin, and is unfortunately somewhat congenital. But, this rather dull individual also engaged in specious commentary. I understand that such behavior is tolerated on the internet, where all have equal voice, but I’m not really about that. Most people should be silent in my opinion because they lack cognitive capacity or will to think through what they’re saying. I understand that this is not a PC thing to say, but it’s how I view the world. For me Brown Pundits isn’t about having the same old retarded arguments, but learning facts, and, new analyses. I don’t agree with a lot of what Zach has said, but he’s original and creative, and of good will. That’s the spirit I want to forward, not snark and sniping. My goal is not to persuade, but illuminate.
But, this injunction only applies in fullness to my own posts. Zach is free to have a more relaxed attitude if he so chooses.