Congratulations to Pride’s Purge on reaching the venerable age of two! I had no idea, when I started VP, that this great blog was only two months older, which is a clear sign that Tom Pride hit the ground running.
Regarding the comments about the various factions trying to shut the site down – I’m a professional news reporter and this happens whenever anyone feels threatened; they threaten back. As long as you’ve got the evidence to support your assertions, it just means you’re doing a good job. I have never had to sharpen my axes about a PP post, but then I don’t have a strongly ideological agenda. I want facts to come out, in order to make it easier for people to do what works, rather than what makes a certain segment of society a little richer, or gives them more power over the rest of us.
I’m looking forward to the next two years of Pride’s Purge. They will be interesting times – there’s a general election coming up and the Tories have already fire a warning shot across the BBC’s bows (see mikesivier.wordpress.com for my opinion about that) and the social media are also high on their priorities, what with the so-called gagging law going through Parliament, and I’m sure we’ll see other attempts to end our free speech rights. But I have every intention of seeing these times through, and commenting on them as they happen – and I look forward to seeing how Pride’s Purge does so, as well.
On this the 2nd anniversary of Pride’s Purge – a really big and sincere thank you to all the readers and supporters of this blog.
Since I started this blog, I get insulted and trolled on social media on a daily basis. I’ve been threatened with libel so many times I’ve lost count. And I’ve even received threats of violence and death.
Don’t get me wrong though – I’m not complaining. If truth be known, my ego loves the attention. In fact I’m quite fond of the trolls. They might be trolls but they’re my trolls.
Joking aside, I have to admit, when I started this blog just 2 years ago I had no idea how hard it would be to speak freely and to tell the truth.
Believe me, there are a lot of powerful people who really really really don’t like the idea of
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