Note: there’s a better than even chance that your “comment” won’t get posted:

Several things are pretty much guaranteed to get your “comment” trashed:

  1. Unsubstantiated conspiracy theories lacking off-site links.  (Hint: “Clinton Body Count”, or similar.
  2. Attempts to come up with some sort of “utilitarian” justification/excuse for things like FGM, or what “Mingi”, or — for that matter — the way Albinos are (mis)treated in many “traditional” cultures:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_people_with_albinism

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2922243/Hunted-like-animals-sold-families-75-000-Tanzania-s-albinos-hacked-apart-witchdoctors-believe-body-parts-bring-luck-sick-trade-fuelled-country-s-elite.html

3. Weird, completely off-topic attempts to “shoehorn” your own pet obsessions into the comment thread.  (Perfect example of this: some self-proclaimed “Bible Believer” who “replied” to the multiculturalism post, and attempted to make it about the fact that abortions happen legally here in the U.S. (as opposed to the “Back alley” slaughter which also happens wherever abortion is “illegal”.

(I’m not particularly interested, but I can’t help wondering whether this same sort of “Bible-believer” would openly advocate for (male) homosexuals to be stoned to death (Leviticus 20:13) , or whether this individual wears clothing made of two different sorts of fiber (Leviticus 19:19).   I also wonder whether this individual has ever consented to a blood-transfusion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah’s_Witnesses_and_blood_transfusions

(Funfact: the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to be “Bible Believers”, too.  Just sayin’.)

Again:  if you actually manage to come up with something intelligent to say, which is at least somewhat related to the post in question, then I might approve your comments.

Here’s the thing: I would probably have approved the anti-abortion screed: IF the would-be commenter had been replying to something which actually had something to do with abortion.  Worse yet, the individual in question felt the need to post (almost) the same comment multiple times (evidently in the — mistaken — belief that doing so would magically ensure that I would approve at least one iteration of the comment in question.

Thing is: I’m not (quite) that stupid.

 

 

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