The eminently readable Longrider has something to say here on the hilarious wheeze for bloggers to adopt a voluntary code of conduct.
Not so unreasonable eh? After all, we can sometimes get a little trenchant in our comments. Well, fuck that little notion right in the eye. Firstly Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who, or what, will police such a thing. From whence will they be drawn and how and why would they want to do such a thing?
Secondly and more importantly, via web and the medium of the blog ordinary people have the capacity to communicate freely with a wider community of people than at any time in human history. They can exchange views, communicate ideas, ideals or even philosophies. Perhaps simply indulge in glorious flaying exercises such as this.
My point being, at a time when the MSM have plumbed near stygian depths of supine compliance to a host of inimical interests too numerous to mention (oh, all right then, eco-nutters, the political class, the fucking EU etc. etc.), why in the name of holy fucking fuckitty FUCK, would we agree to muzzle ourselves; and voluntarily shoulder a burden of censorship.
I'll add myself the The Awkward Squad without hesitation. Not in this lifetime, no way, no how.