<<I and the vast majority of people who have written to me about it or discussed it with me in person simply don't agree that this is an any way a slander.>>
You're right about that. Slander is spoken.
<<How about we agree to disagree? I don't understand why some people feel that they have to impose their judgements on others.>>
Fat chance. You've gotten yourself stuck in one of the PC quicksand bogs. They will repeat themselves until the end of time; they're not making a point, they're running for office.
<<This is getting tedious. I feel obliged to respond, but I'm simply repeating myself.>>
You're the publisher of this site, not an elected representative. When you closed the previous thread, you should have kept it closed. That's not censorship, that's editorial discretion. Censorship is imposed by people who can put you in jail. If I called you a dirty @*#!#, and you cut it, that wouldn't be censorship, that'd be good taste.
<<It's a matter of opinion and perspective. I really don't think that anyone should imagine that they can impose their sensability on me, when I have made it clear that I simply don't agree with your perception of the situation.>>
So why argue any longer? Are there any more points to make? I think all of them have been made at least eight times.
<<If the majority (or even a large number) of people were to tell me that I should reconsider, I would give it some further thought, but since about 95% of those who have written (literally by the hundreds) don't find the title in any way offensive, I'm satisfied to leave things as they are.
I'm sorry that some poeple feel offended. I think that this is due to a misinterpretation, but regardless, I am not about to make a change simply to accomodate a small minority who might disagree.
<<Can we move on now?>>
That would be your decision, wouldn't it? Remember the bullfight thread? This is another one. The people who believe something must be done "at all costs" won't stop on their own. So close the thread. If you want an excuse, I could write a reponse that attacks everyone in really ugly terms; it's not like many of them don't deserve it. Nothing like a bunch of half-baked bs from both sides to turn a nice website into a sinkhole.>>
JC (IMHO, of course)