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Not Walking In Lockstep With The Hub-Pages Editors' Progressive Dogma...

Updated on August 9, 2013
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Not Walking In Lock-step With The Hub-Pages Editors’ Progressive Dogma…

Those of us who peruse the writings of fellow writers in this forum will see their respective numerical scores by their respective photos or Avatars… and conspicuously, my score has gone from 93 to 79 in the space of a week - this is so because I once again authored Hubs not in progressive lockstep with the editors of the Hub-pages. In the space of the last two weeks, I have written Hubs highlighting Liberal racism and the hypocrisy of criticizing Anthony Weiner… when others in the Democratic Party have done far worse than what Mr. Weiner was being criticized for.

In writing those blogs not to the liking of the Hub-pages editors, I then received edicts telling me that to get the Hubs in question featured that I must ‘make’ adjustments…, which means that I should change my take on those given issues discussed in the blogs to their editors’ liking. When I tuned in to MSNBC or when I read the Huffington Post, I know what I am going to get - but at least those two media outlets are honest unlike our fiefdom lords Hub Editors. Be honest Hub editors and say that you do not like those of us who have a traditional take on the issues… instead of sending out e-mails to change the Hubs under the bogus auspices of making said changes so that they could be ‘featured.’

What is so difficult in positing another take on the issue… that now we condone ‘shouting down’ speech not in line with Liberal dogma in our halls of academia and that if you are a Black man with independent thoughts from that of Al Sharpton… then you are called names by some of those who cannot even hold a candle to you academically or otherwise. This stifling of a contrary view point is what Hitler and Mussolini used to do and what many of my Liberal brothers and sisters used to deem as ‘Fascism.’ If the Hub-pages editors are so right in all that they consider Progressive dogma, then why are they afraid to hear or publish a different point of view?

I have never used colorful, hateful metaphors to describe those I do not agree with on the issues; as a matter of fact, I personally like to read what an opponent has to say because that is how one learns to debate. When my brothers and I first came to this country, our parents were both working and they did not have the time to teach us all about America… so our father forced us to read all, including both Liberal and Conservative, editorials in the Oakland Tribune and the only time we could stay up late was to watch Ted Koppel’s (A Liberal journalist) Nightline… this allowed us to get an even take on the issues. In the same vein, in Law school, the Socratic Method is employed… whereby when the Professor called upon you, you must know both sides of the given case and supporting case law….

Do we really believe now that in this country that only one side knows best concerning the issues confronting us – even the very Christ I believe in give us the choice to choose Him as Lord and Savior. What of Plurality of thought… some of the most brilliant writings that I ever came across were authored by the late Christopher Hichens… we are polar opposites because Mr. Hitchens was an Atheist, but yet I love his take on the issues from his vantage point. There is also a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, the late William Brennan, whose prose in his case law writings are wondrous to read, even if I do not agree with some of his reasoning.

The two issues that the Hub Editors seem to be taking umbrage with are Abortion and same sex marriage; but how is it that President Clinton and President Obama once held - albeit, recently both have changed - the same belief as I do on those issues? I bring this up to show that there is something else at work here and I think that it is a concerted effort, on the part of the Progressive movement and the Hub Editors as their proxies, to stifle speech not consonant to Liberal dogma.

Once again, I say to the Hub-Pages editors be honest and tell me plainly that you do not want me to opine on certain issues from a Traditional Christian point of view because sending me e-mails or precipitously dropping my numeral rating will not make me change. It is ironic that over a month or so ago, these same Hub editors wrote and congratulated me for my falling in their top one percent of Hubs being featured - I supposed that those Hubs were about the various, popular movie reviews I have written in this forum and the others were on innocuous subject matters that did not offend.

To the Hub-Pages editors old or new, I will always believe that the ‘truth’ is not relative; that Jesus is the Only way to God; that our engaging in Abortion is the most heinous act we as Human Beings can partake in; that same sex unions are immoral, even if I, Jesus forbids, were so inclined; that plurality of opinion is one of the cornerstone principles that this country was founded on - and do spare me the e-mail which will tell me that this Hub also will not be featured and that you will continue to drop my numerical rating!

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    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      4 years ago from New York

      What bothers me is that there is room for all to have their respective opinions - or perhaps, I am paranoid....

    • shofarcall profile image

      shofarcall 

      4 years ago

      Sadly, some great, devoted Christian writers have been lost from Hub Pages. God Bless

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      You told them!

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thank you for the insights....

    • FitnezzJim profile image

      FitnezzJim 

      4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      There have been a number of changes at Hubpages (and outside Hubpages) that have evidenced themselves by their impact on HubScores (both article scores and Hubber scores), and on number of reads. Everyone appears to be affected.

      If you get a chance, visit Ghost32's article 'How To Write a Hub That Gets Featured Every Time'. He's got some good advice. Most of my Hubs that are consistent with his recommendations have decent Article Scores. The gist of his recommendation is to use the quality ranking tools that HubPages provides as you write your Hub.

      I also write from a viewpoint that many consider conservative, and occasionally see impact to how articles are rated. But, I have never regarded any e-mail that I get from HubPages as being from a real person. As a computer programmer since the 70’s, I tend to think of what I see as the result of an algorithm refinement. I’m convinced it is all automated, with no capability to detect political leanings.

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