Blogging, The Principle, Rev. Sizer And The Police.
Firstly, I would like to point out that this is a point of principle for me.
I do not believe that bloggers who are conducting legitimate criticism or debate, with no criminal matters connected, should be the subject of State monitoring or visits by the Police.
I do not believe that the Police have any justifiable role in political criticism of blogs.
Of course, if there had been any criminal action or intent that might be another matter, but it is clear to anyone who wants to review Seismic Shock’s old blog that isn’t the case.
Granted, much of Seismic Shock’s criticism is rather pointed and relates to Rev. Sizer’s questionable political judgements and activities.
I am fairly sure that Rev. Sizer was extremely annoyed that someone took the time to analyse his views, point out the intellectual inconsistencies and point out how Rev. Sizer should think before linking up with some of these dubious characters.
But annoyance is not a criminal offence.
Even, as much as I might dislike Rev. Sizer’s views **I** would not want the police to question him over them.
In my view, Rev. Sizer is entitled to hold as many, or as few, obnoxious and detestable opinions as he wants, I would not like the State or the Police to question him, merely because of his views.
But by the same token, I think it is proper to debate the contents of Rev. Sizer’s views, as he makes them public.
I would recommend that readers peruse the remaining cached articles from Seismic Shock’s old blogspot.
Just click on the underlined cached link on the right-hand side of each article. [Or put, site:seismicshock.blogspot.com Stephen Sizer into Google and it will display the relevant posts.]
Please make your own minds up.
I don’t think that any of the criticism was too harsh, which is why I’m happy to repeat them here, to make the point that if Rev. Sizer wishes to attack Seismic Shock then he can take me on too, for I too am Seismic Shock!