Why is it that Tea Party type hubs won't post comments from anyone that doesn't see things their...
way? Everytime I got to a right wing conservative hub and make a valid arguement about a topic, they won't post my comment. It's like a love fest on those sights, surely not everyone on this site is a Tea Party supporter. There must be other opinions other than their own.
To do so would open up the possibility that another opinion merits discussion. There is no discussion amognst teabaggers, only preaching. Anyone who doesn't blindly accept the doctrine is the enemy and posting their opinions is the same as aiding the enemy in a time of war. They are in a war against rational and independent thought.
I have noticed this too. I left a message on a hub that did not agree with the writer and it did not even show. Normally, a comment can be seen before the owner of the hub approves or disapproves it. But on this hub there was just a message to say it would not be shown till it is approved. I thought it was just a computer error but maybe it wasn't.
Maybe they are the kind of people who would be dictators if they had any sort of authority, because it seems to be that they only allow anyone to leave comments who totally agree with their opinions. Anyone else is considered not worthy of notice.
Because that's how they re-write history. They just ignore the parts of history that they don't like. Watching CSPAN while congress is in session is just as painful though. I cannot count how many times I've heard congress men and women say that former presidents like Thomas Jefferson were xtians. They magically forget that he wrote his own version of the xtian bible divorcing all the magic and statements of divinity from it because he was in fact a Deist.
These people think by ignoring anything they disagree with, it automatically makes them right...which is so far from the truth that they should be evaluated for mental health issues.
trying to have a discussion with those of closed or empty minds is like hitting yourself on the head with a hammer -- the pain only goes away when you stop
Its not exactly news that conservatives are closed-minded. Have they ever done anything that creates change for the better? I mean other than making the rich richer, of course.
Censorship is a successful way to control what is being said and to help further your own propaganda. Conservatives, fascists, extremists ... they all understand this.
i have a tea party hub and it has comments that i allow. its informational not necessary pro tea party.
I follow a lot of Tea Party Hubs on here, and I have read a lot of negative or desenting remarks in their comments. I haven't yet read a hub with a Tea Party stance that was censored, but then I've only been around for about a month so maybe I will come across these hubs that you refer to and find only positive Tea Party comments with no detractions... some how I doubt it though.
I would expect your opinions, albeit properly formed and respectfully submitted, most likely disagree with the overall message of the hub. You might also find a similar issue with conservatives attempting to post contrary ideologies on a progressive hub. Censorship should not be tolerated, however, when it comes to politics, I believe you'll find it swings both ways.
There are bigots and idiots on both sides of the ideological divide. The American committment to free speech is important. If they will not publish your comments they must be "Anti - American" - that will wind them up!
My experience with the "right" hubs is that they do publish my comments. Several of them have commented that my comments are polite. courteous, pleasant - and a refreshing change from what they normally get from American liberals and socialists. As weholdthesetruths suggests, perhaps the problem is that some liberal comments are just abusive.
I would personally publish those anyway, just to show how pathetic these abusive people are.
As a strictly non-aligned-to-any-party individual, all I can say is..."Because the stick is shoved a little too far?"
Because a lot of skeptics and attackers who pride themselves on logic, reasons, and compassions leave comments that have none of these things.
You can tell if the tree is good by the fruits. If you call yourself not a duck, but walk, look, and sounds like one, then you are a duck.
Same for troll.
It is a characteristic of RWAs (Right-wing Authoritarian) followers. This is a personality trait identified by a psychologist Dr. Altemeyer and written about John W. Dean (Richard Nixon's former counsel) in his book "Conservatives Without a Conscience". I have written about a few times in my hubs and it is scary, in my opinion. While RWA followers (and the Social Dominator leader type) primarly are seen in political right-wing and religious fundamentalists, they can also appear on the far left as well.
The Tea Party is a narcissist party. The party was formed to disavow all the progress that has been made with regards to equality and social justice, and they have no interest in open-minded social dialogue.
Despite all the hoopla and rhetoric, the Tea party will suffer the same fate as all other backwards thinking entities that came before them, die a slow death.
Think of the phrase ''one dacade wonder''.
Every answer here assumes that a hub poster who disallows comments is censoring. Where do you see in Hubpages that this is a topic board for opposing discussions? If you want flaming arguments that go on for weeks or months go to Topix.
HubPages is meant as a forum to express views in one's own Hub and for readers to learn something - not argue with it. Any blogger on any blog service has the option to approve or disapprove comments that are unacceptable to the blog author and HubPages is no different.
As for conservatives and Tea Party members being closed-minded - give me a break. The truth is that Congressional Liberals have ignored all Conservative ideas and bills then voted 100% for their own agendas - and the Conservative American majority is sick of it.
Lying, cheating, corrupt, two-faced, self-engrossed, Liberal officials you support are responsible for 100% censorship of Conservatism in government.
As far as Liberals providing equality and social justice - are you kidding? Nothing could be further from the truth. Liberals USE blacks in America to their own benefit. Jesse Jackson uses his own people to create a million dollar income for himself. You were USED to elect a corrupt, Chicago-thug style, Socialist, Muslim pretending to be a Christian, two-faced liar who was groomed by extreme radicals and Mafia-type organized crime to provide wealth and connections for corporations, lawyers, unions, and lobbyists.
Obama turns on the Ebonics and pentecostal preacher charm to USE you while he leads our country into bankruptcy. Obama is NOT one of you.
Those surrounding Obama in his "administration," as well as he and his own wife, are reaping multi-million dollar rewards, pulling corrupt favorites into government, and repaying political supporters. You are being suckered by those who pretend to be your friends as they tell you Conservatives are the rich fat cats. George Soros? Oprah? Liberal rich fat cats!
I can only hope the Tea Party can take Congress in 2012 so we can save our country.
Your comment and question is quite interesting.
As being one who has studied economics from a reputable university and being a observer in this area for almost 40 years, I thought I write hub on " Government Spending and Taxes during recession". In the hub the economic analysis was written with simple examples and without economic jargon or buzz words, so that the man in the street would understand.
I would assume that this was a favorite topics with conservatives and Tea Party supporters. However, most of them found that it the analysis invalidates the measures pushed by conservative groups and Tea party supporters. Several hundreds of them have read it, yet I do not have a single comment. Apparently, they cannot accept any reasonable comment not going their way.
debating tea partiers I find is useless. they are convinced godlessness and communism stalk them daily.
just look at the agenda they are pursuing in congress. imagine if all of those stupid things they want like "union busting" come true??
what a nightmare. I'm convinced these folks idealize the year 1893, after i debated a tea partiers on a blog and he was convinced there was a vibrant middle class then. this is what your dealing with here.
I will post every comment on my site. So long as it is intelligent and takes the debate forward. I have no problem with posting a comment that is well thought out and does not degrade me or my ideas. I want the same respect that I show to those that I disagree with. If we could all just have a good discussion and debate the issue without name calling and degrading people, maybe there would be more opposing views posted. Debating a topic is one thing but out right degrading a person because they don't see things your way is over the line.
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