One of the first blogs I ever read was Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs. I like his blog, and I have managed to stay out of his radar, usually because I don't post anything that would upset him, and I am basically a nobody. I began reading LGF when I traipsed over from the dictatorial Lucianne Goldberg's (Jonah's mom) site. I was banned from Lucianne's site, for reasons that were never explained fully to me. But that's okay, I simply registered at LGF, which at that time had open registration all the time. This was before 9/11. After 9/11, LGF was the first blog of the day that I read. On the threads I met Evariste and Zorkmidden, and discovered their blog, Discarded Lies. Through LGF, I discovered the fantastic writing of Fjordman, the Blog Gates of Vienna and Auster's View From the Right.
It's sad the rift that has torn apart once good friends. It is even sadder when one person tars all the others with accusations that are untrue. I read GoV, Fjordman, Robert Spencer, and I comment and post links to LGF, and those other sites.
I have not commented on the rift and accusations of racism, because I am an outsider. I am nobody. Few people read my blog, and I write about things that are not of particularly weighty importance.
In essence, my blog doesn't make waves, doesn't cause trouble in the blogosphere. The comments I get are congenial and from a handful of people who are more like family than fans. I am content with that.
I don't consider myself a blog-journalist, and I have no axes to grind with anyone.
As much as I once respected LGF and Charles Johnson, and like his taste in music, I have to say goodbye to him. Because he has accused people whose writings speak for themselves, of racism, and of being in league with Nazis and fascists. This is wrong. Wrong, wrong wrong. They are no such beings.
Robert Spencer gets slammed from so many sides. His only crime is clearly laying out for half-wits like me, just what Islam's writings say about everything under the sun, but mostly jihad, dhimmitude and shari'a. Jihad and Dhimmi Watch are devoted to keeping as many people informed as possible about the truths regarding Islam and the West's reaction to it. That's it. It isn't more or less. Just a constant drumming of uncomfortable truths. And for that, Spencer gets death threats, hounded, falsely accused and now vilified by Charles Johnson.
I don't need to visit or link to LGF anymore, for all of the above reasons. Johnson doesn't need to ban me. I'm a nobody. I'll just ban myself, sir. Adieu.