I am saddened to say that one of my truly regular and favorite reads has been silenced. The concerning part is the reason. Evidently censorship lives on, this particular blog, Kaboom: A Soldier's War Journal, has been ordered deleted, by the author's "Superior Officers". This saddens me to no end, for a couple of reasons. One is the fact that this young man has sworn to support and defend the Constitution, which guarantees the freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. It must be a terrible slap in the face for him. Second, he is a phenomenal writer. His stories have garnered a dedicated and very large following. He has managed to show the war from the soldiers perspective, with a satirical, sometimes brash, usually vocabulary laden posts. I feel the Military has made a serious mistake with this act, for they have lost a link with the general public. Lt G. has managed to keep the people involved, and interested in what is going on. He has painted a quality picture of what they are doing over there, for better or worse. No matter your views on the war, this is a singularly sorry day for the Military. I hope and pray the decision will be overridden, for I can assure you there will be considerable exposure for this decision. His archives have been rescued and saved, you can go and read his posts for yourself and see if you think he has done anything to deserve this. Kaboom: A Soldier's War Journal
Lucky for us, his fiance, City Girl has registered a domain in her name to keep us all informed of his progress, and well being. The site is Kaboom, and has Lt. G's former RSS feed. I hope that she will post some of her feeling, musings, and rants for us to enjoy. It will be fun to get to know her as I had her future husband.
Mondays Writers of the Web will continue next week, sorry for not continuing today, but I'm having trouble wrapping my head around all the issues of censorship.