Time to Remove the Confluence (Updated!)
by iohs2008, Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 01:54:16 PM EDT
I am but a visitor on Jerome's site, and as I have said repeatedly, Jerome is free to do with his site what he wishes.
He may express his views without reproach, as he has earned that position through hard work and talent. Like so many of us, we can only hope to make an insightful comment.
While I have never hesitated to respectfully disagree with him (and defend him) over the election, a discrepancy of late has caught the attention of a few. Specifically, the Confluence remains on the Blogroll.
While possibly progressive at one point in time, the Confluence has turned down a path of delusion, hatred, and overt racism from which it cannot return.
While the overwhelming majority of democrats recognized the victor in a hard fought primary battle, a small percentage, so wrapped up in identity politics and hysteria, could not let go of their candidate and accept reality. It was as if Hillary's loss was one more failure in their life which they could not accept. Worse, an even smaller fraction of these people, perhaps out of narcisism and anger, decided to start a war against the nominee. That would almost be fair, but anger turned to hatred, and the point of no return was passed by.
Never again can the opinion of the Confluence be taken with any credibility, nor can a smiple apology some how return their proegressive credibility.
The number of instances and examples are too many to count -- this member of the blogroll has turned into an all irrational Obama hate fest all the time. The latest example, however, was the assumption that a volunteer of Obama's campaign must be responsible for the fraudulent attack in Pittsburgh:
"Here at the Confluence, River Daughter and many other writers have been warning of the violence the Obama campaign and its supporters have basically advocated by not decrying violent images of Hillary, Sarah, and their women supporters. This is vile and is exactly what misogyny produces."
I am thereby hoping to call attention to this lost blog on the blogroll.
The time has come to say goodbye and remove the Confluence.
I imagine there are many, wonderful progressive writers out there who could use the attention, and who offer insight instead of Obama's picture on a food stamp.Update: As of 12:54AM EDT, The Confluence is no longer listed on the MyDD blogroll. Thank you all for helping to bring this oversight to the attention of the powers that be. Part of me is torn, though. On one hand, as a democrat, I champion and defend free speech and dissenting views. I loathe to begin a precedence of redacting nonconformist blogs from the roll. On the other hand, I can not tolerate hatred, delusion, and overt racism and the Republican party that supports these views. Tonight's open post was hoping against all reasonable hope that Florida goes red (the PUMA effect is going to really, really, really make a difference... this time) and tuning in to Michael Savage. And regarding the McCain worker who faked the attack?
"Lets see, 20 year-old female McCain volunteer tells police she was attacked because of the McCain sticker on her car. Initial reports treated the story as true, the McCain campaign expressed sympathy, some people on both sides expressed skepticism. Others who believed the young woman felt that the very real misogyny emanating from Obamanation was to blame, but no one I saw proclaimed that Obamas quest for the presidency was over. Today the young woman recants, and admits she lied. Her motive for lying has not been reported, but she is obviously disturbed. Media conclusion: Its all McCains fault. Of course Teleprompter Jesus isnt even held responsible by the media for the things he himself does and says, let alone what one isolated supporter does.So somehow this is Obama's fault for running against a woman? Now I don't feel so remorseful.