I try to read the opinions of many, and sometimes those opinions are quite contrary to mine. Today I spent some time at the Mahablog and found it interesting. One of her posts from today asks readers to read this. It's an essay by UCLA Associate Professor, Philip E.Agre that states that conservatism is "the domination of a society by an aristocracy" and it is "incompatible with democracy, prosperity and civilization in general". Several of her readers left comments about how incredibly long the piece is. I left a comment that was something like: "This from a UC professor? Why am I not shocked? As for its length, liberals love to hear themselves talk (write in this case)." Maha deleted my comment.
Had I been rude or vulgar? Was I completely off-base with my comment? I'm just a newbie blogger, but I thought one allowed comments to encourage the exchange of ideas and have a little fun. Perhaps she lacks much sense of humor. Maha did write this:
Sorry about deleting your other comment. I considered leaving it to serve as an example of the truth of the essay. But ... nah. We know you righties have been programmed to make fun of liberals. Next time, try to be original.
As for "the truth of the essay," she admits that she hasn't read the whole thing herself. Who links to something without first reading it? Never mind.