I did not suggest the silencing of ideasSo silencing discussion is thuggery - but not when it is done by the bien pensant "mainstream of society"?
I suggested the silencing of thugs and bullies
Something very different indeed
It some (sic) happens in some sectors they have a rather strong overlap
But if those sectors can learn to live in the mainstream of society, respect others, refrain from abuse and engage in civilised debate that’s fine
Otherwise their attempt to silence discussion should be stopped
Because that is what thugs do
12 July 2010
Read it and weep
In a posting unwisely headed "Ethics", an apparently notorious lefty blogger (never heard of him) called Richard Murphy proposed that the Guardian should close CiF to those who oppose climate catastrophism as stridently as he defends it. Seeking to clarify his position, he added the following comment. Pay particular attention to the deathless illogic of the last two postulates.