Trust me, I’m still getting them.
However, they have become so vicious, abusive and, in many cases, libelous that I have refused to publish them.
Now, I think that I have demonstrated an ability to engage in banter as well as having a respect for humor.
However, in the last two weeks, there has been an absolute absence of any intelligent arguments advanced against the opinions that I have expressed.
I have never refused to publish a comment that was based on either fact or reason or both.
Apparently those who disagree with me lack the intellectual capacity to express themselves in any terms other than four letter words and disparaging remarks about the personal traits of those political figures they oppose (dare I say “despise”).
I do, and always have, welcomed reasoned discussion and debate. Simultaneously, however, I have always maintained my right to disagree and advance countervailing arguments.
But it has become increasingly clear that there is an element that will support a position or candidate even when they have lost all reasonable bases to do so. Increasingly they have resorted to no other form of discussion than the launch of invective.
To them I quote another old Chinese proverb, “A closed mind is like a closed book – a block of wood.”