“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Thanks And Good Bye.

with 37 comments

For many complex reasons, which I won’t go into, this blog is closing.

It has been around years and I have learnt so much in the process.

I would like to thank my many fine readers, engaging posters and even the nauseating trolls.

I might in the future, time permitting, be found commenting on any one of these delightful blogs:

Greens Engage
Adam Holland
Airforce Amazons
Jack of Kent
Martin In The Margins
Max Dunbar
Obliged to Offend
Rosie Bell
The Poor Mouth

I would also recommend popping along to read The CST blog, Norm’s, Srebrenica Genocide Blog and Greater Surbiton.

Not forgetting Searchlight and the HOPE not hate blog.

Hasta pronto!

Written by modernityblog

17/08/2011 at 00:21

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  1. So long, Mod.


    17/08/2011 at 00:38

  2. Say it ain’t so, Mod.


    17/08/2011 at 00:44

  3. I’m sorry to hear it Mod. It is sad to see another great blog go.

    All the best for the future

    jams o donnell

    17/08/2011 at 01:22

  4. Good-bye for now. I’m looking forward to Postmodernity Blog.

  5. Thanks for the kind remarks, but it is time to close this blog.

    Altho I won’t be going anywhere near Postmodernity !


    17/08/2011 at 02:44

  6. Really sorry to hear this, Mod. You won’t start a Rocker blog?


    17/08/2011 at 07:27

  7. I’m sorry to hear this – and wish you all the best.


    17/08/2011 at 08:17

  8. I’ve long valued the clarity of this blog, Modernity, and I hope you’ll leave the old posts online, and also very much hope to still be reading your thoughts in comments round about. Many thanks for the link.

    Kellie Strøm

    17/08/2011 at 10:56

  9. Rosie, I already have acquired some placeholders for other political blogs (Carnival of anti-fascism) ages ago and it is conceivable may be a year down the line that I would start political blogging again, but not at the moment.

    I had wanted to blog on the riots and particularly Starkey’s comments, but the half left drafts don’t look relevant for terribly coherent if they were drafted three weeks later, which was how it was working out.

    I couldn’t turn out the material that I wanted in the way that I wanted, on time and other matters are preoccupying me.

    So this blog served its purpose, but 6+ years is a long time.


    Thanks, I shall be leaving it up, along with the anti-racist material, stuff on Gilad Atzmon and other racists, etc.

    I will be commenting on other blogs, but not as much as I did.


    17/08/2011 at 12:58

  10. Sorry to see you go, you ran a great blog up in here.

    Take care, all the same.


    James Bloodworth

    17/08/2011 at 16:15

  11. So long Mod, and thanks for the memories :-(

    James Mendelsohn

    17/08/2011 at 17:16

  12. Don’t worry James, I won’t be far away :)


    17/08/2011 at 18:23

  13. Wow. This is a shock. Your blogging was always an inspiration. But I completely understand the burnout factor.

    I hope we can meet up in the UK when I make it out there.

    All the best in your future endeavors, Take it easy.



    18/08/2011 at 14:38

  14. Sad to see you go, Mod!

    Fabian ben Israel

    19/08/2011 at 01:50

  15. Sad to see you depart Mod. You’ll be very much missed. Hope to see you around in the comments boxes, and please keep in touch


    19/08/2011 at 16:14

  16. I think my comment got stuck somehow first time round – but I just wanted to say, sorry to hear this, and best of luck!

    Sarah AB

    20/08/2011 at 16:08

  17. I always check out your blog and your articles and posts are always on the money, suffice to say I’m sad to see you go but all the best.


    20/08/2011 at 21:22

  18. All the best for the future – has been a great blog

    Shalom and Good Luck


    21/08/2011 at 13:10

  19. A door closes, more energy to open others!


    22/08/2011 at 00:15

  20. Very kind of y’all*.

    I might be on Twitter a bit, depends…..but the blog will remain as a piece of history…

    In many ways the timing is unfortunate as I wanted to post a lot on the riots and Libya. Not forgetting Turkey’s military actions against the Kurds, etc.

    *Just a little americanism to annoy vulgar “anti-imperialists”


    24/08/2011 at 00:50

  21. If the urge to post ever gets too much, a guest post at my (very quiet) blog would be welcome. I’m sure there are more popular blogs that would also be happy to give space.

    Kellie Strøm

    24/08/2011 at 08:08

  22. This is undeniably sad – this was a great resource blog.

    I hope your experiences with certain commenters on my blog hasn’t put you off too much.



    24/08/2011 at 15:32

  23. Kellie,

    Very tempting, let me think about it.


    I *do* like your blog, but I won’t comment with any warmth on a blog that allow racists to post as equals.

    Please don’t take it personally but there is a deeper intellectual argument on allowing racists to feel they are part of the debate and I for one won’t tolerate them, that applies to thickarse skinheads, EDLers and Oxbridge ex-Trots.


    25/08/2011 at 12:54

  24. All the best and huge thanks,

    Isca Stieglitz

    27/08/2011 at 13:25

  25. Very sorry to hear this, Mod. Your blog has been a voice of principle, reason and balance. It will be sorely missed.

    Marko Attila Hoare

    27/08/2011 at 14:47

  26. Dear Modernity, It sounds more that you are taking a break rather than leaving for good. Blogging can be a rather exhausting activity, and also sometimes we need a change, or life’s other demands get on the way. I think that bloggers sometimes allow this activity to take too much of their (our) energy, and finding the right measure is not so easy.
    But I’m sure you’ll get back to blogging once you feel refreshed so I won’t say goodbye. Meanwhile I hope you can honour me with an occasional visit to that place where I very occasionally write my silly stuff.
    Best regards, sarah

    Sarah Correia

    27/08/2011 at 22:25

  27. Some people don’t know what’s good for them. OK, hope to see you back soon.


    28/08/2011 at 11:25

  28. Sorry to hear this and sorry that I’m a little late picking up the news. Hope all’s well and you’re revived soon!

    Joanne Greenway

    01/09/2011 at 15:18

  29. and you won’t reveal your secret identity before you go?


    13/09/2011 at 21:39

  30. Those who know know, those who don’t don’t.


    13/09/2011 at 22:03

  31. Mod is there anything anybody can say to change your mind? I mean, it’s served its purpose admirably – but the purpose is still there!

    Not that I mean to put pressure on you.

    Mira Vogel

    18/09/2011 at 19:42

  32. Mira,

    I am not going to vanish from the face of the earth, just I won’t be blogging here. I am leaving the site up with all of its contents.

    Luther Blissett,

    Lurking is ok!


    22/09/2011 at 19:06

  33. I’ve lurked a long time and this is my first and last comment – see you elsewhere, Modernity!

    Luther Blissett

    22/09/2011 at 18:02

  34. I’ll miss your blog!


    29/10/2011 at 07:08

  35. Oh no. I have just realised you are shutting when checking your blog for something. You will be missed. Thank you very much for all your help and advice. Best wishes, Richard


    07/11/2011 at 14:07

  36. Dear Modernity,

    I am very sorry to hear that you have given up blogging. You were always an interesting voice.

  37. We often (?mostly) disagreed but I wish you well ….

    Jonathan Hoffman

    28/01/2012 at 10:33

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