Those like me who have noticed that Neil's blogs are down, can find out the reasons why here.
I haven't followed the detail of the discussion that Neil feels triggered the attack. I, too, read a variety of blogs and value the freedom of expression and different ideas involved. I can only hope that the problem will be sorted out soon.
In the meantime, let conversation continue.
In fact, not all Neil's blogs are down, just the Gateway blog. Floating Life itself is still on line. I did not pick this up at once because I always use the Gateway as my entry point to all of Neil's blogs.