Comment on To Comply or not to Comply ? by Big Pink.

    I am a big believer in the need to avoid double punishment. I haven’t seen the McCrorie incident but I assume it was outside the box. I think the double punishment only applies if inside. Pretty sure somebody posted the rule here recently.

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    I knew McCafferty when he was kitman at Celtic. He resigned when he was accused of abuse by a guy who later admitted in court he had made the accusation up. I remember feeling sorry for him that his dream job had been stolen from him, and surprised that Celtic didn’t offer him the job back. Now we know. The important point to make is that I totally believed in him and thought it impossible that he could be guilty of such s thing.
    Probably why cretins like this get away with it for so long. People just can’t square it with the personality the individual presents to others.
    One consequence of that these days is that folk who dedicate themselves to helping kids are viewed with suspicion by the rest of us. Another reason for the contempt with which we hold abusers.

    To Comply or not to Comply ?

    The whole ethos of the blog has been to get the truth out to as many folk as possible. For that reason, we have always prioritised the free access to the main content. There is already a convenient myth that SFM can be an echo chamber. I don't believe that at all, but I think closing off content to people we could be otherwise be engaging in discussion would pose a serious threat to that.

    People who believe in the blog donate what they can if they can. Those who don't believe in our core principles probably won't, but our mission is to get them to either recognise the truth, or stop pretending they believe the nonsense. People who don't subscribe to our ideas are not all dishonest participants like some we have experienced recently and in the past. Those are the folk we need to keep a widow open for

    I understand the frustrations when sophists and pedants take over, but we all have the option to ignore. I don't think that ignoring a claim that the earth is flat will prove to many sane folk that the earth is in fact flat devil

    We are grateful to the likes of yourself and others who regularly contribute generously to keep the lights on, but the principal of paid-for content is I think at odds with our mission.

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