As Weer’d reminded me, so I shall remind you: tomorrow marks the beginning of Chris’ “Anti-Gun Blog Boycott”, and I would sincerely ask that you do not visit, do not comment upon, and do not do anything that would add to the traffic of the various anti-rights weblogs during that boycott – Chris proposes 72 hours, Weer’d is extending that to the 9th, and I see no reason not to run it until Tax Day… or until the exothermic death of the universe, as I already have.
The obvious targets for the boycott are the weblogs of noted anti-rights cultists like Mike Bonono, Joan Peterson, Colin Goddard (though he seems to exclusively write at the Huffington Post, and they are not likely to notice the dip in traffic), and Baldr Odinson; however, I also heartily concur with Weer’d suggestion to simultaneously boycott Robert Farago’s “The Truth About Guns”. After reading hist posts last month documenting how and why he will cheerfully blame victims for being victimized by criminals (Weer’d links to them, I shall not), I quickly realized that Robert is nothing more than a useful idiot (a dyed-in-the-wool fudd traipsing about under the guise of a pro-gun outwards appearance that is rapidly torn asunder once you start probing him on specifics) and that he is just as much of a traffic whore as Bonomo is (which certainly explains why he features the inane scribblings of that anti-rights cultist so often – they certainly generate traffic). In short, he is a perfect candidate for this boycott. Likewise, one must not forget the little webloggers out there (at least in terms of quantity) like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun
Violence Ownership and the CSGV and other anti-rights organizations.
And while this might escape some people’s attentions, I would also argue that this boycott should easily extend to those organizations’ and individuals’ RSS feeds, Twitter accounts, and Facebook pages. Go ahead and unfollow/unfriend them, and watch their numbers plummet.
As with all such things, this boycott will only be effective if people actually do it, so please try not to give into the addiction of poking your head in to watch the pathetic trainwrecks transpiring every day at those weblogs… something tells me you will find your time being spent on significantly more constructive and useful pursuits