Friday, September 22, 2006

The "free" in freerepublic.com means "you're free to say what we tell you to say": I occasionally post my politically relevant comments on freerepublic.com. This recent post got me banned from the website for being a "racist":

The ghetto ain't the only reason for black violence: Steven Pinker, usually a reliable source, tells us in The Blank Slate that blacks who live in the suburbs are no more violent than their white counterparts. Uh, yes they are Steven. According to the 2004 Uniform Crime Reports, 36% of murderers arrested in American suburbs were black, and African Americans are not even close to 36% of all suburbanites. Political correctness infects even our best social scientists.

Horror of horrors, I blasphemed by uttering--can you feel your heart beating fast--a statistic. At least I know what I'm getting with liberals. Conservatives just masquerade as tough-minded people, and frankly it's disgusting.

4 comments:

tim lundeen said...

Banned for a quoting a statistic is a new low. Geez...

Bearded Malcontent said...

Some people prefer pretty lies to the ugly truth.

Jody said...

Actually, I think it was a function of Republican versus conservative with FreeRepublic being more of a Republican-boosting site than a conservative site.

Basically, if you care more about politics than the truth, then there are some truths that just can't be said because you'll offend people which is bad for politics.

Not certain of a good way to test this hypothesis though...

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