For the last few years, this blog has several times been threatened with spamming. The threats have been coming from a group of rightist bloggers who are friends. The threats come in blackmail form as; unless you do 1, 2, and 3, I will spam you. Even if you have no control over 1, 2, 3 that doesn't matter to them. In anger I started making threats back. I was able to in time apologize before actually doing anything. I was turning into my enemy. I won't spam any blog. Despite what they will say, they know I apologized for making such remarks.
My blog was picked out to be spammed and threatened with spam, only because of its socialist and leftist views. If this was something as a Giuliani blog, it would have been left alone. This problem is a political problem. Some don't want an opinionated left blog, with vigorous discussions to exist.
Trolling is a different problem. A troll doesn't come to a forum for a respectful give and take. They come to elicit an emotional response, to attack personally and create a tone of hostility. I have been told by some they don't want to leave comments, because of the personal attacks. To stop that threat the blog owner has the right to ask a troll to leave.
I refuse to use the moderation features of blogspot. I think people enjoy seeing their comments instantly.
Spamming and trolling are a form of censorship and harassement in blogging. All spamming and trolling is wrong no matter who does it. They are political not personality issues. I call on all my friends of all opinions, to unite for free speech. This blog will not go down.RENEGADE EYE