I’ve made a decision after thinking about it last night. I’ve asked Asian of Reason not to post here. It’s a strange thing to do something for personal reasons, but this is a personal blog, and to a certain extent, people have to have the same values. He has not violated any rules, but he simply has different values. Attacking a guy’s family because you’re losing a debate or a fight or any other contest is a no-no in my culture. I don’t begrudge him that, but hey, as he mentioned, it’s my blog and I make the rules. As I hold myself to the same rules, I will not be going after him in his absence. I don’t mind if he reads, but I requested he not post here anymore. I truly have no anger towards him; I just find him disruptive based on a difference in values.
There was once a dude who came to the Fighting 44s and told us a story about how he slipped a roofie into a White girl’s drink and tried to rape her when she was unconscious. Some White guys found out and beat the shit out of him. Then the police found out, arrested him, and sent him to court. He got some time in prison. And now, he said, he was free. He was glad to be part of the 44s “family” and fight White people, like the “racists” who beat him up.
We took exception to this person and said so. He was not repentant for his attempted rape. He saw racism where there was none. He responded that he had paid his dues for the attempted rape, and that he’d moved on and so should we. He repeatedly said (correctly) that he had followed all the 44s rules of engagement. He got angry and said that the White girl deserved it because of all the racism he endured growing up. In the end, we asked him to go because his presence was disruptive.
I respect Asian of Reason’s convictions, but I can’t respect his values. Bringing someone’s family into a debate where it doesn’t concern them–that is considered low, undignified, and cowardly where I come from, especially to do so anonymously. I don’t think he sees it as such–and that’s his view–but let’s just leave it at that. People should go where they are welcome and part of a community, and to be honest, I can’t see myself posting in a community where a person googles and attacks another person’s family when his chip count is low.