I’ve Been Banned!
February 8, 2014
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I posted earlier this week about the latest chapter in the Woody Allen is a creep saga. Last night, I read a blog post about it over here. I made a couple of comments challenging the premise of the post, which seems to be wrapped up in the final words of the post:
Deniers, more than any other people, have it in their hands to protect our children and change our nation. Why? Because the solution to violence in America is not more laws, more guns, more police, or more prisons. The solution to violence is the acceptance of reality.
There’s a lot more there, but apparently this blogger thinks that we are just supposed to believe the allegations and the biggest problem when it comes to child abuse (or violence) is that not everybody believes. This blogger seems to think that we aren’t supposed to look at all of the facts and make a determination of the likelihood of something happen. We are just to believe, we should no longer question or deny that something alleged may have happened. In the blogger’s response to my first comment, she suggested that her post was about being open to all possibilities — that the abuse may have happened or may not. I’d suggest otherwise and it really bothers me how one-sided the piece is. And what is even worse is her claim that her piece was balanced.
Yes, child molestation happens. People do horrible things to children and everything possible should be done to prevent it and to protect our children from harm. But going overboard in believing any allegations is just as dangerous as going overboard in denying allegations.
Ultimately, however, I don’t get that my subsequent comments were blocked on the blog. Different people blog for different reasons. I get that. But, if you post something like this, be open to different views and the opportunity for a dialogue on the topic. I didn’t call her names. I didn’t belittle her views. I just disagreed with her approach and tried to explain why and provide examples from her post. I guess that’s too much for some people.