Social media and democracy for socialists:

It's my network and I'll do what I want to, do what I want to, do what I want to.

It’s my network and I’ll do what I want to, do what I want to, do what I want to.

FRANCES CURRAN MSP chris_Bambery CATRIONA GRANT EDDIE TRUMAN PHIL HAMITON TWITTER PIC TRISTRAM HUNT RESEARCHER

Andy Newman loves capitalism

Andy Newman loves capitalism

Sandy McBurney Paul Hutcheon TOM GORDON TONY COLLINS NEWMAN CREEP

ALAN MCCOMBES

This blog does get comments. But I pre-moderate everything. I have had to do that since I got the power to moderate others, rather than allow these Stalinist liars to censor me. I’ve been a victim of a hate campaign in cyberspace pretty much from the moment I said anything here: Eddie Truman and Cat Grant whipped up their hate campaign against me on SSP_Debate, Phil Burton-Cartledge did the same on UKLN. Andy Newman and Tony Collins (and Phil Burton-Cartledge again) do it on their blog. But on twitter, I get to block these lying idiots. I can’t stop them lying about me, but at least I can turn my back to what they know to be actionable abuse and trolling. Then there is this blog and Facebook. What do I do about those?

At the moment I am getting complaints from one of Richard Seymour’s cheerleaders, constant nagging about my not letting his comments appear on my blog. I don’t know how to say this diplomatically to **** ************, but the truth is I am not at all impressed by what he says. I wouldn’t know where to begin wading through all the nonsense of this self-important goon. I don’t think I’ll waste my time trying to convince him where he is going wrong.

I get other comments. I have just had one about Tommy Sheridan from a fan of those who committed perjury on behalf of Rupert Murdoch. I cannot work out who this individual is. But he is clearly a troll engaging in troll behavior. So I am not going to try to discuss with him. He can just go fuck himself.

What else? Oh yes, Facebook. I am considering unfollowing, and alsoblocking, a lot of people. The problem is that this will deny me an opportunity to keep tabs on this Network who make it their business to libel me and others on the left. But if I can turn a deaf ear to this on twitter, perhaps I should just cut myself loose from those who are beyond the pale in every corner of the social media.

I have zero respect for witch hunters. It would appear that in order to shake off all the many supporters of Richard Seymour’s witch hunt against the SWP I may end up walking away from early opportunities to have a dialogue with those decent socialists who have fallen victims to their illogical and pathetic nonsense. That is a problem, but for the time being it is their problem.

If they don’t know what they’re doing wrong when it is all so patently obvious, then they’re not worth talking to. I will give them time to calm down. Events, dear boy, will come knocking on their door and then they will get a glimpse of who has been lying to them, and perhaps why many of them have been doing it. If and when they come to their senses then I am ready to discuss things with them once more. In the meantime, they can all fuck off.

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