What happened to that post?

My blog is not and was not designed to attract the type of comment that my last blog post about a critique of some of the approaches of otherwise well-meaning people to the issue of abuse, did. Unfortunately, many of the comments were not on the level that I want or need to digest. There is clearly a tit for tat mentality that has invaded people’s head spaces to the extent that they seem unable to take a backward step and re-look at things.

When I saw myself having to respond to those who started ad hominem attacks, I decided that it’s best not to waste my time responding to such a level of commentary or spending my time responding via email to get “sanitised (sic) versions” of the comments.

I could have turned comments off, but that wouldn’t have stopped some people commenting about it on other blogs, and I have better things to do with my time than deal with unedifying froth. Indeed, I shouldn’t have responded either. Perhaps, I should have listened to my father’s הכ’’מ advice—Nyerusz Guvno Bo Szmerji.

My post ended with a fervent call to increase education on this issue as the prime method to prevent (God forbid) future events. I can only hope this will continue to happen in the positive ways that have already begun, and that together with helping those who have and are still in need of therapy, becomes the challenge for this community; a challenge I am confident it will handle in a professional and proper manner.

I won’t be taking comments on this blog post, so don’t waste your time by trying to send them.

* One person wrote a dreadful comment which I did not publish. The comment not only was grossly and demonstrably untrue, but contradicted everything he knows about me. He will need to apologise personally and earnestly if I am to forgive him before Yom Kippur. I expect he has the integrity and menchlichkeit to do so.

Author: pitputim

I'm a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia. I skylark as the band leader/singer for the Schnapps band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel.

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