Some time ago I read on Tomas' blog a set of warnings regarding comments that I felt were unnecessary considering that most of us are adults and hence capable of controlling ourselves.
Apparently I was wrong and now I find myself doing the same thing.
In general, I love comments. I think that comments are a good indication of the fact that most of you guys (my readers) do share some of the same concerns I do, and/or have viewpoints worth sharing.
I have NEVER had to delete a comment until today.
If you feel the need to leave a comment on MY blog, PLEASE use some common sense. Be sensitive to those who don't share your viewpoints. You can say whatever you want, just take a second to think about how to say it.
Do not under any circumstance think that just because I am a Hispanic/American living in NY, I should agree with or justify American foreign policy. Please bear in mind that I am EXTREMELY sensitive in regards to those opinions based on one-sided facts. If you wanna talk about terrorism, instead of going on and on about "us" or "we" or "9/11" remember the fact that terrorism existed long before 9/11 and has been a daily part of life in many countries and put your comments in context appropriately.
Hell, if I wanted to discuss a book with someone, I wouldn't discuss it with someone who just read the Cliffs Notes!
Other than that, easy on the swearing, easy on the attacking, and if you have an issue to take up with me personally, email me! It's not like it's that hard.