Joshua Huffman, right of center blogger, guest blogger at TBE, persistent online commenter, and generally respectable political ally or adversary is being silenced by various politicos and now RPV.
Huffman recounts how over the course of the past couple of years he has been blocked by politicians Delegate Dickie Bell and Marshall Pattie an Augusta County Supervisor.
The third Facebook block surprisingly came from RPV. Apparently Huffman commented about adherence to the Republican Party Creed and voiced dissent about the removal of Mark Berg from Party office. I’ll let Huffman take it from here:
However, on the evening of December 12, 2015 I discovered that the party had blocked me from commenting on anything else…
After I discovered the RPV block I was reminded of a moment at the end of the first season of Game of Thrones. In the episode a bard had performed a song that King Joffery found offensive. Acting as Joffery often did, the king presented the bard with a choice, for his insolence he would either lose his fingers or his tongue. In response, Tyrion Lannister offered this thought on censorship: “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”…
Anyway, I want to thank the vast majority of elected officials and political parties who have not blocked me or anyone else simply as a result of posting something they didn’t like. In the long journey ahead there will be times when we agree and times when we disagree. However, I hope we can always remain civil and never sever the lines of communication without reasonable cause.
Huffman and his difficult and unreasonable commentary apparently need to be occasionally blocked.* I apparently am too congenial to be blocked, yet (that I know of). Nonetheless, Huffman’s recent censorship sent me looking for some commentary I made during the same time frame on Facebook only to discover it had been flushed down the memory hole. At least the ends justify the means, as this is all for the good of the Party.*
*As it is not readily apparent from the written word, these statements are intended to be facetious.