2nd Jackass Removed From Thriving and Pleasant Anti-Empire Commenting Community

Gotta separate the wheat and the chaff

I’m really glad the article discussion section of the site is so vibrant with hundreds of comments each week. More than that, a lot of it is quality. I can’t read all of the comments but I read plenty of them, and I find good points raised, valuable corrections made, and useful tips given.

I also spot some dull national chauvinist fare, but I let it be. I have neither the time nor the personal inclination to police speech. If somebody wants to showcase the low-level of their thinking on a public forum, who am I to stop them?

ThusI have only ever banned spam bots — with two exceptions.

A living commenter was banned months ago (johnccarleton the display name for those with long memories) for spam. He kept posting the same repetitive fare under nearly every headline regardless of the actual subject of the article. The content was inane chauvinism but it’s the never-ending spamming of it he was banned for.

It might have been a coincidence but I noticed that afterward the comment section became much more lively. Yeah, apparently readers with something interesting to say appreciate not having to first wade through multiple spam messages under every headline.

The second was banned today. He posted some borderline retarded stuff about “kikes” and “ashtrays” (what a prize for his mother and father that one), but I’d actually let him be, but then he also started attacking and namecalling another commenter for no good reason.

I’m not going to have that. The way I see it Anti-Empire is a source of news, but it’s also a community. Not only is our anti-empire viewpoint not represented in the mass media, but often we’re surrounded in real life by people who are indifferent or, worse, have drunk the pro-empire kool-aid.

Many of us probably remember the 1990s before the internet and how ideologically solitary that time could be.

So yeah, a visit to Anti-Empire is a good way to catch up on world events, but it’s also a way to check in on the tribe that sees things the way you do and is fighting the fight. And in the comment section, in particular, it offers an opportunity to rub shoulders with others of a like mind on this cause of ours.

Now it’s true that aside from the anti-empire stance of ours we don’t necessarily share much else in way of background and politics. So a good level of toleration and skin thickness is advisable, but the idea I’m going to let some Nazi schmuck parachute in from his alt-right nests and start attacking my readers is not going to fly. The commenter experience has to be better than that.

And it’s not that you guys need protecting, but that I think your energy spent suffering imbeciles is better spent elsewhere.

Anyways, I’ve got your back, if there’s an idiot who is mainly detracting from discussions let me know, and if you have any thoughts on what a good moderating philosophy is (should I tighten up or is the laissez faire good?) leave a comment below.

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JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
9 months ago

amen

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
9 months ago

Proper English, please…it isn’t ANYWAYS – it is anyway.

Jozo Magoc
Jozo Magoc
9 months ago

The best media right now,for the last cca 20 years is,banned by zionist-nazi policenon Yuo Tube:
Trunews.com

Jozo Magoc
Jozo Magoc
9 months ago

The modern jews are the descendants of Canaanites= Serpent people,who are migrants to Palestine( then Egyptian Palestine) and Arabian peninsula.From this group are jews and moslems,who brought with themselves the CUBE temple from Yucatan’s Kabah as Ka’ba to Mecca! The Canaanites came from Mesoamerican Serpent culture ,after the Apocalypse of 9,745BC( well recorded date in Mexico and used by modern jewish masons)- there us still plenty of evidence! One group of the astronomers-priestly ” caste” called themselves as “Hebrews/ Habiru”= Crossers( of ocean). The local people of the Eastern Mediterranean shores and islands nicked them as Phoenicians, who rose from their own ashes as their famous Phoenix bird! Phoenix was a Red bird,and Phoenicians described as Red skinned people,nosehooked! Still a common ” mark” of Arabs and Jews!
Shem symbolises the Native American,Red skinned ” Indian” peple; Ham/ Cham people of Africa, and Japhet that of Eurasia!
To be ” anti-semitic” means to be anti-american,and anti-Indian!
Jesus knew the Pharisee/ Saduccee backround,and correctly named them as Serpent people,whose father is the Devil, for they worship more dead than life! Talmud means death, snd has Heb gematria value 84= Death number! Modern Is-Ra-hell will be in 2032( Novus Ordo Seclorum date),84 years old Rat-child money-laundering colony fed by Palestinian blood with endless war! So isrun by the satanic zionists the United Snakes,in perpetual wars,building pyramids of Skull&Bones from its global victims,as did the Serpent Aztecs! And the satanic jews set even yhdir murderous lodge of Skull& Bones in the USAtanic synagogue(minge) of snakes and reptiles!!!

Jozo Magoc
Jozo Magoc
9 months ago
Reply to  Jozo Magoc

Can means in all Semitic,Native ” Indian” languages of Ama- ruca of the Naguatl( naga= cobra) group,Can or Kan and Chan= Serpent/ snake!!! And Canada is modern Canaan in Ama- ruca- the Land of the Feathered Serpent, Motherly coast and land to the modetn,satanic jews with Talmud at their beds!!!

Jozo Magoc
Jozo Magoc
9 months ago
Reply to  Jozo Magoc

And every Is-Ra-hell president vlaims the title of HIGHEST NĀSĪ= SERPENT! See kt also in Varanāsī city of India, Varan= Dragon and Nāsī= serpent!!! In India of the Naga-cobra charmers!
The jew most beloved song and dance is: NAGILA-NAGA !!!

Jozo Magoc
Jozo Magoc
9 months ago
Reply to  Jozo Magoc

After zionist jews of Ama-ruca declared moving their satan embassy to Jerusalem( Dragon city), the next was Guatemala with the Serpent and nosehooked Maya populace!
And in 24 US Skyscrapers architecture and NUMBERS is Maya- Hebrew calendars!!! Tied closely by date of 2033 and numbers to 911 oficial,zionist released Database( Database means literaly,Al Kaida)!

Jozo Magoc
Jozo Magoc
9 months ago
Reply to  Jozo Magoc

Read the Hitler’s Agreement between Nazis and ashkeNazi jews in 30’s, helping to set up Palestine with gift of now value,2.2 billion US Dollars with jewish agreement to resetle to Palestine,60,000 left Germany for Palestine,setting up terrlrist groups like Irgun,HaganahStern, with murdering Palestinians at sleep,and even with Menachem Begin,blowing up the King David holet in Jerusalem,killing a lot of Brits!!!

Tom Surguine, already signed .
Tom Surguine, already signed .
9 months ago

Yours is just simply A most wonderful, totally intelligent, most pleasant to read, & comprehend site, which this expat enjoys immensely! Surely hope you can keep up the good, good work, and please let your instincts be your guide in what sometimes “garbage” comes across your desk, and “let the devil take the hindmost”!!!
Expat tom

Savely
Savely
9 months ago

I repeatedly told JohnCarleton that he is Mossad agent ))) Because he always bring Jews in ANY topic. With such Jew hating he did exactly oppisite, that playing in hands of Mossad. It is their usual game – to do apparently otherwise to gain something (if you understand what I mean). I did troll him, but who knows…

tapatio
tapatio
9 months ago

This IS an excellent community and I’m pleased that a friend led me here. Yep, Carleton is a huge pain on several sites and I remember the “ashtray” comment.
However much I despise Jewish crime, comments of that sort are far over the top.

XRGRSF
XRGRSF
9 months ago
Reply to  tapatio

You, and I agree on something else; this must stop immediately.

tapatio
tapatio
9 months ago
Reply to  XRGRSF

Yep.

Natural_Texan
Natural_Texan
9 months ago

John C.. has had some important stuff to add.. but I do not support his aggressive racists comments. Ultimately even if he is correct he does not convince people with hatred. Thanks.

XRGRSF
XRGRSF
9 months ago
Reply to  Natural_Texan

I couldn’t figure John either especially considering that he has a ‘blended’ family.

Trap Is Not Gay
Trap Is Not Gay
9 months ago

I was talking about John C Carleton yesterday on Russia Insider.

Shills always “deliver” at some point, otherwise their job would be counter-productive.

I’m coming to the conclusion that people silent on Zionism and/or bashing Russia works for the same end, it’s starting to be clear.

It’s a kind of GOP/4chan/Alex Jones “Right wing” that walks in circles.

Bill Thach
Bill Thach
9 months ago

Keep up the good work, my man!

ke4ram
ke4ram
9 months ago

I do not like censorship… period. BUT, that said, I do not own nor am I paying for the bandwidth. When I am on a site I try to manage my manners. Others not so much. I have read some of John C’s posts,,, some were okay, others were not but I just ignore those and go on. It would seem today’s ‘I’m offended groupies’ could consider doing the same. I could see a suspension for first offenders before banning. That might be a solution, at least they were warned. But again, Whoever is paying the bills has the rights. Just like any property.

My two bits.

Mikhail Garchenko
Mikhail Garchenko
9 months ago

Excellent. I don´t want to read idiocies here. For that, all the a***oles can open a profile in fb and be happy getting “likes” and “thumbs up”.
Many thanks..!

CHUCKMAN
9 months ago

It sure took a while with the first one. I won’t repeat his name.

He not only posted many twisted images and he not only kept saying the same thing, over and over in slightly different words, but what he had to say was filth. Anti-Semitic graffiti.

It was embarrassing to see that kind of stuff on the site. It made some places on the site look like a bulletin board for pimply-faced adolescent fascists.

I do not like censorship, but stopping a steady stream of filth is not censorship. It is just carrying out responsible maintenance.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
9 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

If I remember correctly, his name/comments showed up a lot in Russia Insider. I am no longer allowed to post on RI because I took the owner, Charles Bausman, to task on his site’s continuous attacks on Jews. No big loss to me.

Stephan Williams
Stephan Williams
9 months ago
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb

Be honest. You were banned from RI because you were a foaming-at-the-mouth, loxist bigot with mental health issues aggressively assaulting anyone and everyone who challenged your non-stop hypocrisy and deliberately false interpretations of history.

Every one of the people who contributed to the comments there, with the exception of the hasbara contingent, were repulsed by your belligerant and dishonest assaults on those of us looking for truth in the comments. We all breathed a sigh of relief once you were removed.

I’m pleased to see you are moderating your unacceptable behavior here on Anti-Empire so far.

By the way, I blocked Carlton a couple of years ago on all disqus platforms for the same reasons I welcomed your expulsion from RI – he was, and continues to be, a discombobulating jerk more interested in destroying conversations than in adding honest and informed commentary to them. The comments sections of all the sites I visit that use Disqus read much better without his insipid, narcissistic commentary.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
9 months ago

Too bad you didn’t find it necessary to block all those commentators on RI who viciously attacked me, way back when, when I allowed myself to say that – while RI was always bringing stories against Jews, that Christianity wasn’t exactly “lilly white” either. Bausman was most probably told to leave Russia because of his anti Semitic tirades – and he still continues to peddle his poison. Unacceptable behaviour??? Who are YOU to judge? I abstain from all religions but will allow myself to express my opinion – like it or not, when I see a religion or ethnicity being attacked…not with facts but with nothing but lies.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
9 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

He doesn’t care to distinguish between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.

I consider myself the latter, if and when Marko considers my expulsion.

CHUCKMAN
9 months ago

They simply are not the same thing, unless the person writing or saying the words tries to make them the same.

God, anti-Semitism is a superstition and a blanket condemnation of many different kinds of people .

Israel is a heavily-armed state, one which persists in abusing millions of innocent people.

Criticizing Israel’s excesses is in the best traditions of Western liberalism and enlightenment.

Israel works hard to conflate the two things so that it can do the things its ugly leadership wants to do, and of course, that’s just one more abuse.

It should be noted, too, that the great majority of the world’s Jews do not live in Israel.

Robert Mcconnell
Robert Mcconnell
9 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

It’s good to remember international jewelry working to further the so called state of Israel. There is enormous strength in the combined network of jews all over the planet all pulling together for their chauvinistic, hegemonic beliefs. So, while not condemning all blasted jews I personally cast a jaundiced eye over most, I have a strong sense of mistrust, and I really don’t mind at all.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
9 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

Semites or semitism refers to people from at least 5 or six Middle Eastern nations, including Syria.

Iran has a sizable population of Jews.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/world/inside-iran/2018/08/29/iran-jewish-population-islamic-state/886790002/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic_
languages

Historical locations of Semitic people.

CHUCKMAN
9 months ago

A bit silly.

I’m aware of that, but you too should be aware that the term “anti-Semite” in contemporary English has only one widely accepted meaning.

Quibbling doesn’t change that.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
9 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

Just who did develop the “anti-semite” narrative?
Just a rhetorical question.

A bit silly, but then Zionists control the narrative and the media apparatus.

Robert Mcconnell
Robert Mcconnell
9 months ago

To your question the answer is, jews of course.

jm74
jm74
9 months ago

Agree about the spam but tend to be lenient towards those with opinions which should be respected whether you agree or not. Name calling and personal attacks are easily overcome if they demonize and offend by blocking the offender. Unfortunately and idiot is an idiot.

Bankotsu
Bankotsu
9 months ago

Many sites are closing their comments sections like the recent Asia Times.

John Rourke
John Rourke
9 months ago

People really should not attack another person with name calling..I used to do it myself but I was 11 at the time.Keep up the good work.

temujin1970
temujin1970
9 months ago

I dont generally agree with censorship but there are times when stupid, racist and darn right disgusting commenters should be removed. Bravo.

Grand Nagus Zek
Grand Nagus Zek
9 months ago

well said Marko – we want intelligent commentary here; don’t need ignorant idiots

David Chu
David Chu
9 months ago

After cutting my teeth on Free Republic and Zerohedge, both of which banned me for incorrect views, I have come to the mentality of the real “fight club” (which Zerohedge purportedly espouses which it does not) on news blog commentary. Personally, I call it as I see it. A quote from the movie Casino says it all for me:

No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep comin’ back and back until one of you is dead. ~ Ace Rothstein in the movie Casino

cechas vodobenikov
cechas vodobenikov
9 months ago

censorship should be a last resort

CHUCKMAN
9 months ago

It wasn’t censorship. It was cleaning up vomit.

Mary E
9 months ago

You’re the best…..and so is your Anti-Empire website….just keep up the good work!!!
Wishing you much success…always!

Tom Surguine, already signed .
Tom Surguine, already signed .
9 months ago

I, 4 1, am just delighted that u give “chuckman” as much space as u do. His blog is just something, something ELSE! Yay!!! And I further am just plain delighted with this site.Always liked Cebu, had to leave 4 serious reasons! Methinks u r doing serious,serious informative work! As they say in Oz…”good on ya mate!” Expat tom

Rowdy-Yates
Rowdy-Yates
9 months ago

I like what was written up in the article by the moderator but is it okay to debate and discuss this very controversial subject of the National Socialists, Germany, European Jewish history and the Holocaust or is that too much? I would like to know my parameters on this.
For example the word “Nazi” was never used by the Germans. It was invented by Konrad Heiden in the 1920’s and Hollywood simply used it to such an extent that we now believe this word was used back then.

Chris Chuba
9 months ago

Please do kick off the incendiary trolls. IMO there are some people who post inflammatory speech just to get you banned from corporate access (some of us are trapped for long periods of time in a corporate IP environment.)

John Jeffery
John Jeffery
9 months ago

I think you have it about right. All viewpoints are valid but one must respect other readers in how you phrase it.

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