One thing that I wondered about throughout the whole Free Dominion affair was: where are the Blogging Tories? Other than a few hard-cores like Flanders (who is, by the way, about to throw in the towel on his website), there seemed very little in the way of response.
Well, one reason for this seems to be that their leader, Stephen Taylor, was actively discouraging discussion of the issue (at least on the BT forums):
Just a moderator's note: Please do not repost material from FreeDominion that is the subject of the CHRC complaint. Doing so exposes us, and this warning serves as clear notice that we will pursue civil action against anyone that in turn exposes us to CHRC action related to this complaint against FreeDominion.
Translation: here's a warning that says if you get us in trouble with the CHRC for material we've warned you not to post, we will do what we can to recover our damages (from you) because this warning also indicates that as moderators and site owners, that we don't want to have anything to do with the material that lands a person (rightly or wrongly -- which is another debate) with a human rights complaint.
A gutsy bunch, and telling that they should fall into line so easily. Its a strange world when you are deriving most of your support from your political enemies.
Also, I will probably not being posting as often, or as extensively, over the course of the next couple of weeks. Hopefully BCLSB won't descend to a stream of cheap booby jokes, but of course I can promise nothing.