Update: The poll closed early at fred’s request. fred is now banned.
In order to improve the quality of the comment section, yet uphold the ideals of free speech and democracy, readers of the blog Restructure! can vote on whether commenter ‘fred’ should be banned. I will honour the results of the vote. (If the motion to ban fred does not pass, I can put it to vote again sometime in the future.) fred may appeal the ban by submitting a persuasive essay on whether or not minorities are at a disadvantage within a democracy.
Here is a sample comment by fred:
At first, I wasn’t sure whether you were black. But after reading that last comment it’s obvious. Its devoid of reason and logic. [...]
The poll closes in a week.
Some thoughts on voting by Spider Jerusalem of Transmetropolitan are below the fold (trigger warning for a description of sexual assault with a weapon). Vote first, then, if you choose to, read the comic.