The only thing necessary for the persistence of evil is for enough good people to do nothing

Blog Update

Apologies to readers for the recent return to deviousdiva, human rights advocate and general “anyone who is not anti-immigration” bashing. I recently updated my blog and forgot to reset comment preferences. Sadly, full moderation is here to stay, seeing as some people are unable to write anything but attacks against other people.

To the people who repeatedly say the same tired things about this blog and about me… most of the articles posted here are to be found in the national newspapers. The Athens News consistantly reports on immigration and refugee issues as does Kathimerini and most other English language publications. There is nothing anti-Greece or anti-Greek in reporting on immigration issues. If you think there is, I have nothing to say to you.

And by the way, the title “We’ve had Enough” was not mine. If you actually bothered to follow the link to the article, you would have seen that. Stop wasting my time. And yours, come to think of it.


  1. Adnan Hamdoun
    April 27, 2011    

    Do you really you feel that way about your contributors?
    This is the only blog which tells it’s contributors that they are wasting their time in exressing their opinion. Perhaps you might reconsider having an interactive blog and just make it just for your views?

  2. deviousdiva
    April 27, 2011    

    Yes, I do feel that way about SOME (very few but still some) contributors. I have no problem posting opposing views but I do have a problem with people who are contributing nothing but attacks against me and others. This is in NO way, the only blog that moderates comments. You will find that most serious websites have moderation in some form or another and do not allow personal attacks of any kind. If people stick to issue at hand and stop this consistant harrassment against me personally, their comments will appear.

  3. Dean Marney
    April 27, 2011    

    I don’t see what the problem is, if there is full moderation then offensive remarks or personal attacks are moderated out. Why keep mentioning the abusive people and giving them the oxygen of publicity? They are not worth it.
    I don’t know why you’re drawing attention to people who harrass you. Why do you ban their comments on the one hand but address their concerns in a thread such as this one? Why do you feel the need to justify what you post to these people? It’s your blog Deviousdiva, post what you like.
    As long as people make respectful comments I think they should be allowed to post their opinions on your blog.
    It’s when people are being moderated for having an alternate viewpoint which i’d have a problem with …