Tuesday, 4 May 2021

All Good Things...

 


Gentlemen, I've decided to scrap the blog comments section after, literally, years of dithering and soul-searching. The fact is it isn't 2014 anymore and the screws of the system are now turning so tight that the comments section of this blog is a ticking time-bomb.

 We now live in an age where many of the opinions expressed with such wild abandon in the comments here over the years are considered by the system to be beyond the pale, and conveniently, the state have invented a special anti-terror police squad who seem to have impunity, see the recent episode of Laura Towler and her husband.


In the early days of the blog my main concern was that some of the edgier comments would result in the entire blog being taken down, and when I had to try and keep popular commentors in line, sometimes leading to bans, it led to no end of strife and drama. Yet despite it all I, with Jim's assistance, kept the good ship Morgoth's Review afloat. 

Last week we announced that we'd reboot disqus and have a fresh start, yet one week later the comments that have been posted since are simply the same as usual, the same slurs, the same Hitler obsession and so on, as if the issue had simply disappeared. 

Despite that it does wound me to say goodbye to the forum because my original intent was to create a ''safe-space'' for heretical views after many of us were frequently banned from the mainstream news outlets back in the day, I get it, and it's for that reason I dithered so long. Yet at the same time I'm keenly aware of the noose being placed around our necks. 

I'm writing this post because I don't want the little community here to be dispersed across the internet and to give you lads time to organize a new home. 

And luckily you won't have to wait for very long because Theberton has created that new home for you right here:

https://klondrive.blogspot.com/

The torch is now finally being passed on from old M-Rev. 

There has of course been some wonderful people and endless amounts of insight in the comments over the years and for that I am truly grateful, more so now that the community will live on without me stressing out about whatever's posted, hell I might even come over to shit-post with the boys from time to time.

Special thanks to Jim for being a solid pair of hands here for so long.

Thanks lads, and I'll be seeing you. 



4 comments:

  1. How could you get in trouble for other people's comments?

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  2. Just writing this to see if the comments are, indeed, off.

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  3. Well, no. Guess I can't leave a comment after all. But maybe I can leave you, the moderator a message.
    I'm very very left wing. But OLD SCHOOL Left. Guess if you stand still long enough you really do shift ground as I find I'm more in tune with the Morgoth View than any so called modern left.
    Take care and good luck!
    All the best from Totalitarian New Zealand.

    Leif

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  4. Morgoth you are good people .

    I love Morgoth for this because when I was a young man starting off in the mining industry there were many of these scholarly autodidacts that couldn't pursue formal education, but had at least picked up the tools to learn and think for themselves. Morgoth might be such a "sport" and so was Arthur. The man that taught me to use an Air leg (Exploration adits in Iron Ore in Western Australia ... (though not at all expertly) and how to use powder. His arms were like my thighs and he was in his mid sixties.

    I am very much in awe and very respectful of Morgoth's erudition but it always seems to lapse into abject submission...

    "We are deprived of the choice between Rudyard Kipling's exemplary intelligence , wit and incredible panorama of cultural understanding hundred odd years ago and David Lammy making a cunt of himself on Mastermind. "

    Not me Mate !

    I reckon Morgoth is playing the game, a card strong of a lay down Misere.

    Any way I love the bloke. He is no fool .

    And I love Kipling.

    Is Morgoth on GAB? I will give him the Australian perspective... good and hard ;-)

    I would like to take a seat "at least notionally" at the table.. I could suggest a play but we mustn't get spooked into professional PR damage control because some one said "Nigger " or set fire to some shit ... and offer up our virgin daughters in supplication.

    Kindest of Regards Morgoth ...

    Sir, i remain greatly enthused by your philosophic outpourings , your most robust of efforts , an in consequence ... most humble corespondent and most ardent of admirers.

    Mark Bolton

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