Goodpueblo's Blog

September 1, 2009

Am I supposed to agree with you…

so I can see my comment posted on your blog?

Where the “free speech” ideal has gone. And if you have the right to moderate your comments, which I certainly find fair, at least have to consideration to let me know why my comment was deleted. I wasn’t lying; I wasn’t been rude; I wasn’t saying anything bad about anybody, ohh but wait, I got it now, I wasn’t totally buying what was being posted. I actually was making a “remarkable” observation. An observation every single person whom added a comment to your post seemed to be skipping ahead.

The above paragraph is just my thoughts on one of the most ridiculous things that have happened to me in a long while. I’m talking about my sincere and innocent comment on Martha Stewart’s blog.

She (or her staff, I really don’t know) has been writing for 2 days in a row about a trip to Montana’s Ted Turners house and acreage. Lovely trip and even more amazing pictures. That is one thing you can be sure to find on her blog, beauty and prettiness all around.

But I have to say, I’m not a big fan of Martha but I’m a fan of what Martha does. She is a perfectionist with incredible sense of beauty and style and I have always admired that on her.

Now here is where the ridiculousness starts: On the first post about this trip, and as usual on her blog, you get pics to see. Well that day there was 37 pics starting with Ted Turners private jet; look now and try to find it, you wont, they deleted it and I’ll tell you why. Because the whole post is about how amazing Ted is on keeping up with the environment and trying to be as green as possible. So, while I’m reading this and seeing the lines between the lines I wondered off and went to bed. Just to get up today and go back to add my thoughts into a comment and voila the pic is gone, which made me wondered even more. So, I had to say something. And this is what I wrote:

“I’m sure you guys have a great time. But, if I may say something. I think that Mr. Turner should use a more eco friendly way of transportation. Airplanes and private jets are responsible for a huge amount of waste in our air and I do believe he does a lot for the environment, but we need to go the extra mile and if that means to go slower on traffic, well, so be it”.

What is it so offensive on my comment that needed to be deleted? Or is it that because this guy has so much money and power everybody looks away from the atrocity that so many celebrities like him, are causing to our planet? Getting my comment deleted from the blog just shows exactly what I’m talking about. You can delete my comment, but you can make me quite, I won’t keep it quite, I don’t care who might be bothered with this. You can’t just go talking green when you have a jet leaving a huge carbon footprint waiting outside to take you home.

And as for Martha, maybe I was expecting more from her, maybe I was too naïve. There is only one thing I know for sure. This is making me talk even more…

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