To blamers who frequent the I Blame the Patriarchy comments section, Mandos needs no introduction. He’s been posting here off and on for a couple of years, dancing the twinkletoe on the perilous precipice between gadfly and troll, making a nuisance of himself. Occasionally he drops in merely to deposit an ellipsis, but most often he can be found bloviating on senselessly fine points, niggling, needling, smirking and splitting hairs, with no clear motive beyond the desire to irritate, and all from a markedly non-feminist point of view. Whereupon the thread descends into a Mandos-is-a-troll trainwreck. Which is, I suppose, precisely his goal.
Most recently the aforementioned scenario transpired here. So many of your comments began focusing on the negative philosophic value of Mandos’ remarks that the time has come, alas, for action. I mean, it was cute the first 187 times it happened, but a jest’s prosperity lies in the ear, no? And I wonder if perhaps we aren’t all going a bit deaf.
So I came up with the Mandos Referendum. I put it up to you, the commentariat. His blogular status lives or dies by the votes in this thread. So what say you, blamers? Does he stay or does he go?