I have been chuckling over this one since last night. I thought, dear reader, that I could proudly boast of being banned from yet another Trot-lot site, but this was very different.
It is a site run by 'John b' who obviously suffers from similar problems to 'lenin', the little 'Oirish' twit who actually delights in the nom-de-plume of a mass-murderer, because whilst the main heading of the site is "Shot-at-by-both-sides", the actuall https is www.stalinism.com. Now I ask you, what kind of person would wish to be associated in even the most fragile way with that old brute who, with the possible exception of Mao, butchered more people than anyone in human history?
Anyway, perusing a particularly daft post on South America proposing that socialism was the only democratic answer to the ills of that troubled continent, I wrote a comment stating that "Socialism can never be democratic because it entails the theft of property by the state". It was turned down on the grounds that I was a 'spammer', hence my instant belief that I had been banned - yet again! Just to test, I then sent a comment stating that 'socialism was the answer to all of South America's problems', and guess, what? It went through, no trouble at all.
So here we have the first sycphantic site - oh, how dear, old 'Uncle Joe' would have loved it. Nothing is allowed on that does not comply with the Great Leader's thoughts and prescriptions. So, I bade farewell to Mat, Cato, John S, John B and, of course, who else, but the ineffable 'Dave' Heasman, all nodding away together like so many toy dogs in the back of a Cortina.