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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 02:05 PM

67. I will do what I can to, as politely as possible, push back when I see it.

I mostly observed as this place started over the cliff a bit ago. At first, I thought it was routine primary time bluster.

It ceased to be funny, and I decided to engage more, when I saw bravenak routinely swarmed by what looked like cyber bullies to me, as she tried to give us an authentic view of how at least one AA views the candidates. How the heck can we learn if we refuse to listen?

And 1SBM is one of the smartest posters on this site, end of story. His thread on who decides if they are allies (paraphrasing) was brilliant. If you didn't learn something from that thread, you are probably beyond help at this point.

I've learned as I've tried to pitch in as they say. I got my first two hides, both in 24 hours. One was for calling out some BS folks for being mean spirited in a thread. The second for suggesting a poster had white blinders on. I thought it was inappropriate to use the Seattle incident as a tool to browbeat HRC.

In the end, I really think that it's up to us to try and pitch in where we can to make DU a place where we can learn from each other. If you are out there lurking and you see it happening...WEIGH IN! Like me, you might get swarmed, hidden, whatever, that's OK.

Let's make it OK that BS and HRC aren't perfect, OK that a middle aged white goof like me doesn't know the pain of living in a police state. If we learn from each other, we'll elect the right people. If we don't, then DU becomes, really, no place special.

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