On what is a sad day for their dozens of readers worldwide, it would seem that this blog’s erstwhile comrades at Militant Blog (a Militant Blog, comrades) have declared theirs to be a members-only enterprise. Click on this link to their site and, unless presumably you are Taaffeite cadre, you will be greeted by a message saying that Militant Blog is for the eyes of invited members only. They won’t even let you look at the site (still less comment) unless you’ve been pre-approved and thoroughly screened. I don’t know much about the process but I’ve heard rumours that it includes being read tracts from “The Rise of Militant” whilst your eyes are propped open with cocktail sticks.
Well, I’ve heard of censorious blog-owners but that really takes the cake. Even Lenny Lenin and the saddo Beavis-and-Buttheadalikes at Through the Scary Door at least allow universal readership of their sites, even if they are occasionally rather censorious of commentary. Lenny, Beavis, Butthead, my apologies. One may not particularly wish to read your writings, but at least you’re good enough to offer the public a choice.
I hope very much to dispatch a taxi with immediate effect to the homes of each contributor to Militant Blog in order to hand them a personal redundancy notice. Shocking behaviour, comrades. Simply shocking.
Imagine what Ted would have said. Well actually don’t, but consider yourselves admonished nevertheless. You’re all very naughty boys.