A note to those who threaten me with the loss of their readership if I express opinions contrary to their own:
If I worried about what each and every potential reader thought of me I wouldn’t write novels. I wouldn’t keep a blog. I wouldn’t express opinions out loud. Hell, I wouldn’t venture outside my house for fear of saying something that might accidentally offend someone.
I have news for you: Many of the writers/actors/politicians/sportspeople you admire hold at least one or two opinions you don’t. Do you seriously want to silence them all?
I have been known to disagree with some of my favourite writers and bloggers. Me, I use voodoo dolls when they say wrong things. But I’d never be so rude as to tell them where the pins go.
Stop reading me if you want. But don’t post comments that “threaten” you’ll stop reading me.
All such threats will be deleted. After all, you’re claiming you want to disappear from this community. I’m just lending you a hand.