The comments Glen Poole deleted from his last blog piece

There’s a good reason we screen comments in advance on our blogs, and on our YouTube channel. In the early days, before we carried out such screening, feminists wasted our time by posting comments containing one or more of the following:

    • conspiracy theories
    • fantasies
    • lies
    • delusions
    • myths

There weren’t the hours in the day to deal with the derailing that resulted, so we introduced screening, and saved ourselves a great deal of time. Feminists – not the fastest of learners, obviously – eventually learned there was no point in submitting feminist views, because we wouldn’t publish them (unless they were particularly ludicrous or hilarious).

Other bloggers take a different approach. Ally Fogg doesn’t screen comments in advance, and while he clearly doesn’t welcome my comments, he doesn’t remove them.

Glen Poole takes a third approach, historical revisionism, as favoured by Guardian moderators – I’m told all comments which mention MGM in response to Guardian articles are removed very swiftly – reminiscent of Winston Smith’s work in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

Poole removes unwanted comments – or at least unwanted comments from me, if his actions this evening are anything to go by. Most of the comments following his latest piece on InsideMAN have been deeply critical of the thesis he put forward in the piece. He’s removed all my comments, but I took a screensave of three of them within the comments stream, here. If Poole had left them in place, I should have had no need to write this piece. I return to my point about feminists wasting our time.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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5 Responses to The comments Glen Poole deleted from his last blog piece

  1. William Gruff says:

    That’s how stupid ‘They’ are. There were no desk-top computers in Orwell’s day nor any internet and no ‘print screen’ application or ‘copy and paste’. Winston Smith could delete the past because the proles had no access to information technology. No wonder ‘They’ want to control the information super highway.

    Glen Poole might as well try to stop the juggernaut.

  2. exInjuria says:

    The irony is that deleting these comments has resulted in their being repeated across the internet and given a readership and prominence they would not otherwise have had. It draws particular attention to the last comment which presumably triggered deletion, which was Mike’s observation that only commenters who agreed with Glen were granted the accolade “open-minded” while everyone else had a closed mind, and the allegation that Glen and Ally Fogg were dishonestly denying their feminism.
    I mustn’t put words in his mouth, but I assume that for Mike if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem: if you don’t oppose feminism, you must accept it. I would have to agree, but I think Glen genuinely believes a third option is possible, based on a refusal to be part of this conflict. I have suggested that this is comparable with pacifism: the belief that a message of peace can effectively counter both feminism and the darker side of men’s rights which Glen considers to be equivalent.
    Personally, I believe Glen is wrong both to believe that a dehumanising, supremacist ideology is in any way equivalent to a resistance movement, and to believe that it can be countered by some mystic form of Buddhist pacifism. But I suppose it is reasonable to try something new where all other initiatives have failed.

    • Thanks for this, but a problem is that Glen isn’t trying ‘something new’ here. He’s trying again – through a ‘coalition’ which has attracted no mainstream media interest – what has manifestly failed for over 10 years, and will surely continue to fail. To my mind the coalition is yet more evidence pointing to Glen having a female-pattern brain, his (herd) instinct is to get people to publicly ally with him, as if that’s evidence of his analysis being sound (it isn’t). His recurring theme of “I’m in tears as I write this” is yet more evidence of his brain wiring and, frankly, embarrassing to normal men.

      You may not be aware that he’s said what drew him into men’s rights work was his daughter. He’s a feminist, predictably driven by gynocentrism.

      Strategies like Glen’s which fail to recognize that the state is the core problem – and that the state will never willingly stop disadvantaging men (and boys) in order to advantage women (and girls) – are doomed to failure. It’s the anti-feminist initiative which is ‘something new’, at least with respect to a political party having anti-feminism at its core. The number of people who recognize that the problem is the state, and feminists embedded in the state, is growing by the day – and we see it reflected in our growing party membership. Likewise the number of people who recognize the mainstream media is part of the problem, and will continue to be for some time to come.

  3. daddybones45 says:

    I briefly supported Glen when he was publishing his book and then read my signed copy and sighed loudly. It’s largely garbage, as is much of Glen’s “reasoning” in his ongoing work today. Moral cowardice, perhaps? While I can get on board with the attitude of media moderates allied with the MRM slowly chipping away at poisoned public opinion, rather than the grittier elements (in which I include myself) I find Glen disingenouous and have butted heads with him metaphorically online before. I don’t honestly think he has any real grasp of what Feminism is or from where it stems.

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