You may have noticed that Papa, aka Awesome Dude, sometimes leaves slightly right of Genghis Khan comments on my blog. Basically calling for a reverse Jihad against Muslims and suspecting everyone of anti-Semitism.
It’s caused a real dilemma for me, because if it were anyone but my papa, I’d delete the shit out of those comments and then get on the cross about the trolls who are ruining my blog for everyone with their invective.
But Awesome Dude is my papa.
And he knows where I live.
So one day, after a particularly impressive display, I responded to Papa in the comments and let everyone know that I do not share his views and that this Golden Delicious does indeed fall far from the tree.
Because whenever I call him now, he says, “Hello, Golden Delicious!” It’s almost as though he’s mocking me.
Papa left an extreme comment on my last post, and I called him again and asked him again to not leave comments on my blog. And he said something to the effect that he didn’t think that I was serious, but I heard some King Learish how sharper than a serpent’s tooth overtones.
“I’m serious,” I told him. “Your comments are offensive.”
He said he understood. He said he’d just affix a yellow Star of David to his shirt and sit quietly by his computer.
So, I turn it to you.
Should I block papa?
Should I delete his comments?
Should I afford him the freedom of speech that he fled the Soviet Union for?
I pre-consulted with reader and wise commenter Peajaye and his solution was to make a No Jews Are Allowed To Comment comment policy. Which seems very Final Solution to me, but I’m not an expert.
Guide me, fair blog readers!
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