I have found in the past that commenting under letters-to-the-editor or news items in the on-line version of newspapers can be an excellent means of getting your point across to quite a large audience. Equally, it is important to not get bogged down in “following” responses to your and other people’s scrawlings, it can take up a lot of your time.
It is better to just simply post your comment, bookmark it, and check occasionally to see if any critique has been posted that requires a response.
And as I have said before, “Obviously, name-calling and bad language might go over well in the ‘comments’ to be found beneath the published letters, very often the comments contain little else…” so the comments below might not be for the prudish or delicate.
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“A strategy memo compiled by George Soros-funded activist groups as President Trump was being inaugurated last year foretold and seemed to lay the groundwork for many of the political difficulties Trump now faces and the politics-related strife now roiling the nation… The memo takes on a heightened importance as the politically-driven censorship of conservatives by the gigantic, unregulated social media corporations controlled by the Left is moving into high gear while the crucial midterm congressional elections of Nov. 6 approach.” – Matthew Vadum, “Smoking gun memo laid out Left’s assault on Conservatives” – frontPageMag, August 30th, 2018. (Another vital read, you can see it here.)
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“Meanwhile, AfD MP Markus Frohnmaier observed on twitter that ‘If the state can no longer protect the citizen, then people will go on the streets and protect themselves.’ The AfD received almost a quarter of the vote in Chemnitz last year, and has become the main opposition party in the German parliament, building its support on the failure of Merkel’s policies, which included allowing in over a million migrants since 2015, and allowing the German state to crack down on patriotism and speech critical of Islam and immigration, and cover up crimes by foreigners.” – Kris Malysz, “Thousands of Germans take to streets to protest migrant violence” – The Spiel, August 28th, 2018.
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“How will campus free speech policies that aim to promote ‘open debate’ and ‘the exchange of ideas’ address overreaching Gendered Violence policies and power-hungry activists that manipulate the internal complaints system? At this point, they can’t. While the various free speech policies that will come into effect in Ontario on January 1, 2019 may encourage some students to speak their minds in class more often and offer their honest opinions, that doesn’t mean they won’t be notified of a formal complaint against them the next week.” – Lindsay Shepherd, “Why we should be skeptical of government-mandated campus free speech policies” – The Post Millennial, August 31st, 2018. This is an excellent article, read it here.)