So… I step away for a few moments and this is what happens to class? Is it the Spring Fever that’s getting to some around here? Sweet Mary, mother of Jesus, I tell you, I will not allow this place to become a mockery. I should make everyone write a 500 word essay on disagreeing with civility, but I can only imagine another brouhaha erupting. So we shall all sit quietly at our desks instead and reflect on our behavior…
A few weeks ago, I don’t remember exactly when, I recall commenting on another blog bemoaning blog owners who act in a heavy handed manner censoring comments. It seemed perfectly logical to me, perhaps naively, that blog owners should allow readers to comment and hold discussions freely among themselves in addition to their host. After all, we are adults here and we should be responsible for our own words. I now have second thoughts, possible reservations about holding that position as an absolute. And those second thoughts are what trouble me – they make me feel hypocritical.
I have a problem. I truly believe we should be allowed to speak our minds, and I truly do not want to referee and step in with respect to moderation. I have a full time job to attend to and this place is my playground and oasis from it all, not a second job. This is supposed to be a fun place. When it stops becoming fun and too much like work, I will have little motivation to play over here. Not that the world will notice mind you, for I’m not that narcissistic to believe any great loss would occur. Still it would be disappointing to me. Do we need to establish a set of playground rules? Yuk, that sounds so restricting and adult-like.
I’m not asking you all to hug each other, just to behave and play nice. Don’t turn into this guy:
Class is dismissed!