Operating a website requires a set of values. When I started a website, I had to make value judgements about the structure and nature of my website. Sanityandsense.com covers a lot of topics and I attempt to present many facts that will help individuals make more informed decisions. Of course, anything can be misunderstood. A lady recently asked my if I really wanted to neuter corrupt politicians. Since she was serious, I attempted to explain the section labeled satire.
One of the tools that is in use in the U.S. today is what I refer to as an “attack website.” The purpose of an attack website is to promote a specific political cause, or to attack a city or local government. In fairness, there are a number of websites that promote a specific cause, but too often they support their arguments with false and misleading information. Young people can sometimes be extremely cruel, and they sometimes attack a classmate on a website. I read of several individuals who committed suicide after being “verbally abused” on a website.
While I will not permit unfair and unjustified ad hominem attacks on individuals, I welcome responsible comments, in English, from anyone who signs their real name to their correspondence. I also welcome individual comments from people who disagree with me on any topic presented. Comments should be limited to a page or less. The more valid facts that you use to support your issue, the more likely you are to find your correspondence published.
R. Van Conoley