It would appear the culture of “accountability” is only for thee and not for me when it comes to the Blogging Tories. Yes, I know, I was completely surprised, too. First a little background.
Raphael Alexander dropped by and made the following comment:
It's a shame Red Tory deleted his blogs [both]. He's an interesting character, but he appears to have gone off the deep end lately...
He was then soundly kicked to the curb by both KEvron and myself.
His comment was later referenced on this thread and quite a bit of discussion took place wholly in support of RT.
Cue Raphael who tried, and failed, to spin his way out of it with this:
The feminism stuff... yes quite fascinating that.
As for RT, I have no idea what led to his decline of interest in politics and blogging, and his little johnnytard act was most entertaining.
I hadn't realized my comment was mean-spirited. It was meant in to jest, as in "first the guy quite his blogs, then he creates johnnytard, then he deletes his blogs, what next?"
I like RT, and I always gave him a voice on my blog and I welcomed his comments. I hope he returns, and I wish him all the best. Any slight was entirely unintentional.
Christ Jesus, where to begin? RA implies that someone has mental issues and then is surprised when people take offence. He promptly attempts to justify this by saying he wasn’t being “mean-spirited” and it was “unintentional”. This, my dears, is a classic non-apology apology which is no fucking apology at all.
Notice the lack of an actual “I’m sorry” which would force him to take responsibility for his words? And the implication that the person or persons taking offence are, in fact, the ones with the problem? Yeah, me too.
And let’s not overlook his oh-so-magnanimous statement about “giving RT a voice on his blog”. Well, aren’t you just a stand-up guy, Raph? If by stand-up guy, I actually mean, you know, a completely insensitive prick. In case you’re wondering, it’s a blog with an open comments section ... not the Algonquin Round Table. Anyone can “have a voice” on it as long as you don’t ban them.
Please forgive my little rant. As I said, I’m having a bad day and I’ve been seething about this since last night. And it doesn't help that for purely selfish reasons, I really miss RT and wish he was still blogging. This calls for some serious shoe shopping.
And furthermore. I give Mr. Alexander a couple of hours before he shows up in this comment thread and takes issue with the fact that I called him a prick, completely ignoring the whole point of this discussion. Anyone want to start a pool?
Credit where credit is due.