Several weeks ago, I described my disgust with the Chinese government’s censorship of Pres. Obama’s inaugural address. It’s not that I was that shocked. In fact, I was almost amused at the amateurishness they revealed by censoring a passage so obviously directed at them.
“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
Wow, Gorelick. Big revelations. The Chinese government is authoritarian. The Chinese government engages in censorship. The Chinese government allowed shoddy construction practices that maximized fatalities of young students during last year’s earthquake. Who doesn’t know those things? End of story. Not quite.
Ever since, that particular post has been bombarded with hundreds and hundreds of spam. The spam protection I use, Akismet, is excellent. They have all been caught and deleted. But no post of mine has ever resulted in an attack of this magnitude.
And so I wonder, certain that I must sound excessively paranoid, whether anyone, anywhere is trying to communicate anything to me.
I’ll leave it at that. In fact, as I write this, it seems grandiose to even imagine that some little blog post might have caught the attention of any even mini-muckety-muck.
But I wonder. Over 700 spams directed at one post?