There have been many times that I called public delinking of another blog an immature, spiteful thing to do.
I'm going to make an exception here because, as Steve said
, silence in this case can be construed as condoning.
Rob/Acidman has been on my links list for a long time. He is no longer there. To be honest, I haven't been reading him all that much because, when I do go over there, I'm left with a weird feeling; like something simmering on the surface of his personality, ready to boil over. Guess I was right.
I know Rob has been going through a tough time lately, but his blog has become vile and nasty. One specific post, with it's gratuitous use of "the N word" eleven times, was the last straw.
There's just no reason for something like that. You want to self-destruct, that's your prerogative. It's just a shame that Rob chose to make it all uglier than it already was. He had a chance to rectify the situation, but chose to make it even worse.
Maybe I live in a naive little world, but I thought generalizations and stereotypes like the ones Rob made were, you know, out of vogue.
In a way, I feel duped. I thought for a long time that Rob was an intelligent guy. Turns out he's ignorant.
[Oliver posted about it
and has links to others who have as well]
*post has been edited to remove certain links.
[Follow-up to this post here