Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Comments & Company Policy
Having been reluctantly obliged to delete several comments & links within the last week I thought it appropriate to lay out some of the basic policies of The Mad Monarchist in case anyone has missed the trend. The paramount issue behind most of these has been plain and simple bigotry. Whether religious, ethnic or national such talk will not be tolerated here. Policies, actions, individuals even and actual events can be bad or evil but there the list ends. Why so strict? I am a pan-monarchist and the backbone "theme" of this blog is pan-monarchism and regardless of my own feelings I will not tolerate comments or give webspace to anything which encourages hatred between monarchists regardless of their religion or nationality. I recently had to deal with a carpet-bombing campaign across my web dominions of anti-Catholicism. I have featured monarchs, monarchies and monarchists on this blog who were Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Hindu, Shinto and Buddhist to name a few. Anyone who can refrain from making negative or inflamatory comments about one can do so for the rest or they can take a hike. On the other side there was a derogatory comment about the former Kingdom of Tibet that had to be deleted which came from a professed Catholic. This little advisory is not meant to squelch criticism (as any reader of this blog should know) but blanket insults against entire religions, ethnic groups or nations will not be allowed. Be outraged, be vicious if you like, but be specific and remember that this is a monarchist blog so if you bash a monarchy don't be surprised if your comment never appears. Also keep in mind that it is a pan-monarchist blog and monarchists need to attract supporters not drive them away with prejudice. I'll leave it there for now but will of course answer any questions anyone might have. I am trying to be fair, not trying to be nice but remember I am often angry, always deranged and I am - The Mad Monarchist.