It’s been noted over the last day or so that Mssr. Heidelberger over at Madville Times seems to be at war with the SD Blogosphere’s current oldest resident Steve Sibson. Why? Because I’m sure Sibby makes him mad.
But what he’s allowing in Sibby’s place makes even less sense.
Yes, Sibby has annoyed the dickens out of me from time to time. But recently, there seems to be a change of heart on Sibby’s part.
Does he believe the same things he’s always believed? Sure. And that’s ok. What’s changed is that we seem to have someone a little more willing to listen to what others have to say, and to allow them to say it. Sibby’s comment section under his website is not subject to pre-approval anymore, and after some crude comments were left there by another party, I offered a few of my own experiences with this same person.
And I had this reply from Steve:
I have done a lot of stupid things myself. I am trying real hard to stay on policy and not make things personal. That is why I choose not to name names…yet.
All I am saying right now is Cory is blocking the wrong blogger.
Thanks for dropping by.
Posted by: Steve Sibson
Read that here. And he’s right.
Part of this conversation involves Madville Times‘ resident liberal Cory Heidelberger blocking out Steve. In fact, according to Sibby, Cory blocks him from even viewing his website. But at the same time allowing crude language, profanity, misogyny, and rabid anti-Catholic hate speech on the part of another, who writes his own blog with all those things, as well as the glorification of drug use.
So…. in your face conservatism is bad, but making crude jokes about women and anti-catholic hate speech is ok? Maybe to Cory it is; but when I used to allow Mr. Kurtz free license to comment here, it went from ok comments to ones I wont allow, and there comes a point when all a person is putting up is sex acts, profanity and hate speech in my comment section that it’s not worth the effort to filter otherwise.
Above we have a statement from Sibby which clearly notes that he’s not trying to make things personal, and I’m going to take that at face value, as well as his actions. At least I can trust Steve is interested in policy, he’s saying he’s trying to not make things personal, and he’s not just trying to shock people with comments about oral sex.
In other words, Sibby is welcome here, as he should be elsewhere.
Is Cory is blocking the wrong blogger? Yes, I’d agree with Steve. I’d even go so far to say it’s ok to disagree, and I’d personally note that there’s no reason to block him.
To paraphrase John Lennon: All we are saying is give Sibby a chance.