Men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. (William Morris - A Dream of John Ball)

Monday, December 04, 2006

Don't Spam me - I'm a vegetarian!

One (not very interesting) side effect of blogging is getting anonymous comments which try to promote various different ways to separate the foolish from their money.

I enabled comment moderation on my blog to ensure that I did nothing to help this nonsense (which had the pleasant side effect of freeing me from the anonymous and pseudonymous commentators who specialise in red-baiting, and who seem to have a particular affection for misogyny).

I would not let this discourage any trade unionist from blogging. This is a valuable new form of communication with our members which can do much good. There are sad parasites who will try to benefit themselves by making use of our use of these communication technologies - we just have to ignore them.

I particularly enjoy ignoring the red-baiting misogynists, but I put them very much in the same category as the people trying to sell me enlargements of bits of my anatomy - so I really just enjoy ignoring all the sad inadequates out there.

I shall continue to treat spam (unwanted email etc.) as any vegetarian would!

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