Sunday, September 04, 2005

CRC Wins the Debate

Earlier this year the Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum opened up an online forum. I was pretty impressed with their web host, the forum was fast, clean, nice looking. They put some effort into organizing it a little bit, and let people sign up.

I signed up, some others from signed up, a bunch of CRC people signed up, putting "CRC" in their name, like "CRCJohnny" for "Johnny" Garza. It was cute.

We participated in the discussions politely, explaining our positions on the issues. There was no name-calling, nothing obnoxious, just persistent defense of our viewpoint.

And then ... one by one ... we were banned. Each one of us, one at a time.

One was banned for continuing to press on a subject longer than the admin liked. One was banned, actually, for quoting something from this blog. All, as far as I have heard, were banned for expressing opinions that CRC did not agree with.

I check in every once in awhile -- I am blocked from posting anything, but can read stuff. And, wouldn't you know it? The discussion there has just plain stopped. Nobody has anything to say. Once or twice a week, somebody will post a stupid news article or something, and then silence.

I guess that means they win the debate, right?


Blogger Alex K. said...

The administrator must be a newbie.

EVERY forum moderator knows that when you don't want someone saying anything else in a thread, then CLOSE it.

It's like handing a baby a loaded gun and saying don't shoot.

If you eliminate the opposition, then there's only one viewpoint.

Effective, no?

September 04, 2005 11:38 PM  
Blogger Kay2898 said...

Alex K. said...

If you eliminate the opposition, then there's only one viewpoint.


Yeah....a viewpoint that promotes homophobic bigotry and hate.

Uh....that would be CRC/Recall and Pfox right?

Kay R

September 05, 2005 12:53 PM  
Blogger Alex K. said...

That is absolutely correct.

Their blind faith tramples all reason.

September 05, 2005 5:51 PM  
Blogger andrear said...

well, the only interesting comments were the ones the banned people wrote.
Otherwise it seemed to be Johnny(WE LOVE YOU, BOE) Garza or Retta/Bianca/Precious posting some nonsense. I no longer even sign on-why make it look like anyone reads it. I figure if one or 2 people visit-they can tell the rest of us what latest idiocy is posted there.

September 05, 2005 6:10 PM  

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