I've had it happen to me on many occaisions on a lot of sites....It's all about conformity....Sometimes your opinion just doesn't mesh with the general public's, you're not following the Sheeple.
I think it is very important to hear both sides of an argument....The opinion of men on both sides of the room. But when the man on the other side of the room says something that goes against the mainstream and brings up issues people don't want to acknowledge, that man has to be silenced, because surely someone out of the masses will recognize this man is right, and then it spreads like a disease, and soon, there's a huge shift in thinking that the powers that be just cannot abide by as they feel threatened.
....I am NOT a right-wing lunatic, nor am I some weird conspiracy theorist...Just sayin....
It could be that Brett, or the other powers that be, simply haven't been around to approve the comment. Also I have noticed that Brett seems to try and avoid conflict in the main threads. This is why they have the Great Debate thread and such. So he may have felt that your comment, while not offensive in it self, may have cause the thread to become unruly.
To open a public forum and then avoiding conflict seems contradictory to me. I understand the need for moderation (avoiding spam and whatnot) but I'm positive my comment was rejected because of my point of view on celebrating war veterans.
Message Brett and ask him. He's online now.
What was your comment?
Thanks for the heads up! I have just asked him.
Don't have a copy of the comment, but I wanted to say two things:
1) That I don't believe in honour people who kills other people
2) That not every war the US has fought had the purpose of preserving or achieving freedom
I would argue that a great way to honor veterans is allow the exercise of the free speech that veterans protect.
I feel like you're being hypocritical, JB. Calling Tomas petty while you yourself are. It's one thing to point out a man's errors. It's another thing to degrade his opinion in the process.
I'm an American and I don't think that there's anything wrong with non-Americans commenting on the meaning of Veterans' Day. It is also celebrated in many other places as Armistice Day!
I didn't attempted to hijack the post. I'm not a provoker. I honestly expressed my opinion. That's it.
Do you think I should only comment when I agree 100% with the author of the post? If so, I'm glad democracy doesn't depend on you.