On Wednesday I wrote a post asking why use wheat for ethanol when there’s a shortage of food?
I concluded it by saying, could it be a Green plot to reduce world population by starving people to death?
Robert Guyton understandably took exception to that and responded with mad cow in the homepaddock (which was later revised to mad comments from the home paddock).
I write a lot of posts in advance. That posts keep appearing doesn’t mean I’m sitting in front of the computer and even if I am checking this blog I might not have time to read others.
Real life has taken priority in the last couple of days so I only caught up with Robert’s post and the comments on it last night.
I then re-read my post and realised how stupid the final comment was. I meant it as hyperbole and was referring not to the Green Party but the eco-extremists who have talked about population control as a planet-saving measure.
However, that wasn’t what I wrote and although I have now corrected it that will be too late for the people who were upset by it.
I was wrong, I’m sorry and I apologise unreservedly.
I will take more care in future but if I get something wrong it’s much easier for me to correct it if you let me know with a comment on the offending post which I’d usually see within a few hours than on another blog which I might not read for days, if at all.